This battle is found in the opposing concepts of Man, God and Nature’s law from which all definitions of “Justice”, “Goodness”, “Beauty”, “Truth” and “Love” emanate.
Indeed, the Viking world was as much populated by missionary kings, bishops and saints as it was by raiders, gods and giants.
The visible physical decline of the hegemonic empire has impacted its demeanor in the direction of unfettered nastiness, practiced externally and internally, in all its relations and dealings.
Every targeted shooting of Christians in Syria perpetuates the vicious cycle of erosion of the Eastern Christian culture. Unless the world acts immediately, the followers of Jesus Christ move further down the path of becoming a memory.