tried to extinguish the light of faith
and almost succeeded
with the compliance of the faithful.
The end of ethical monotheism.
A modern Hellenism
just may succeed where Antiochus could not.
So, fight the good fight,
Jew, Christian, and spiritual secularist alike,
or what makes us truly human
may be extinguished in this world.
Then darkness will only know darkness.
Whose name is on the coin of trade?
Only give to Empire what is due.