The Cathars of Bordeaux

So, can we talk about the Cathars.

DONT SPEAK HER NAME.

No, no, sorry, not Her name, just the Cathars and, you know, what happened to them.

They were Her people!

They were both your people.

You cannot serve god and Mammon…

but it wasn’t Mammon, it was your wife..

DONT SPEAK HER NAME.

No, no, we’ll stick to the Cathars and not mention anything about the …unpleasantness. They were church going, yes,…. bit mystical, they believed in there being two gods.

THEYSTRAYEDFROMTHEPATHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

Oh, great God, it was just that they could not understand your wild mood swings, I mean, err, your colourful and glorious outpourings, oh lord, and so posited a dark god besides your brilliant magnificence and, you know, She who must not be wossnamed.

I WILL KILL THEM ALL.

Er, of course, umm, so, the Cathars.

I WILL KILL THEM ALL.

Yes, and er, you did, oh mighty one. Every last one. 25,000 people.

I WILL KILL THEM ALL.

Burned, actually. 14th Century

I WILL KILL THEM ALL.

….great fire pits were dug and fed with massive trees… The people were made to walk the plank, the planks, great columns of people, bound, marching in rows, into the flames, ’till every last one were dead.

THEY WERE CRIMINALS!

Actually, they just couldn’t understand you oh, Serendipitous Light of Creation, They could not comprehend in their limited human limitationy thingy, how it was possible that a good and loving god such as yourself, my liege of hosts and all that, could possibly be the angry, crazy, rotwieler, rampaging god who…

I WILL KILL THEM ALL.

….and so they felt that they had to assume that there were two gods, your  eminenticle tremendousness. One good and kind and and wise and beautiful, oh sweet lord, a vision of fantabulous you know perfumed bowers and that, and another, wicked and cruel. Full of hate and….

I WILL KILL THEM ALL.

And so in your infinite kindness and mercy oh lord you…killed them, oh God.

I WILL KILL THEM ALL.

even the babies…

I WILL KILL THEM ALL.

 

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andywhite

Psychotherapist/writer/artist/ author of, ‘Going Mad to Stay Sane’, a psychology of self-destructiveness, about to come into its third edition.

Soon to be printed for the first time, ‘Abundant Delicious.. the Secret and the Mystery’, described by activist Satish Kumar as, ‘ A Tao of the Soul’. This book documents the archetypal country through which the process of individuation occurs and looks at the trials and tribulations we might expect on the way.

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