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Saturday, March 21, 2015
NIMRODS IN NIMRUD
It has been a little while since the barbaric ISIS/Daesh [the Nimrods] destroyed many antiquities in Nimrud, Iraq, but the phrase used in the title of this post kept coming to mind. Most of you likely know the story, but accounts can be read here in the Guardian and a good CNN report including video is here. This is just one more example of bad religion, or religion gone bad - take your pick. The Daesh claim is that the cultural cleansing is required because the antiquities promote idolatry, but my bet is that they are carrying off a lot of the stuff to sell on the black market. Here is a brief video from the Guardian link:
Yesiree - this really promotes idolatry!!
We can only wish this fate for the Daesh Nimrods
Carved Nimrud ivory of lion attacking Nubian circa 850-750BC. Source: News Corp Australia