291. Christian Raiders
Christians speak of them as if they were the only invaders.
It was their priests who came with a bible, and a reign of terror,
They came to Germania with kind words, stayed as pall bearer.
It all began in the clutches of Constantine the Great's evil claws,
And became much worse under the Byzantine's anti - Pagan laws.
Under Gratian these Eastern Romans seized the Pagan's wealth,
And to those who still sacrificed, the emperor threatened their health.
The Christian empire owes to Charlemagne a multitude of thanks,
For it was he who expanded their lands with his army of Franks.
Through a series of conflicts known today as the Saxon Wars,
He expanded Christianity right up to the Scandinavian shores.
It was Charlemagne who destroyed the Irminones Irminsul Tree,
And later Boniface cut down Donar's Oak, they would not let us be !
Then two centuries later, in Norway, two Olaf's, one made a saint,
Destroyed the old religion, the Pagans' freedoms they did taint.
But were the Christians satisfied ? Oh no my good Pagan friends !
To a New World they brought their ideals, their means met their ends.
With a bible as their justification, and a military purpose most bold,
They destroyed the ancient Mexican civilizations over silver and gold.
These Christians stand tall behind their symbols of love and peace,
But they lead with an unforgiving iron fist, through their arch diocese.
They have slowly covered our world in a suffocating Christian net,
However, what they owe to those persecuted is an immeasurable debt.
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ) , © Copyright, 2014.