Thursday, December 27, 2007
Pride of the Yankees
This is what remains of the Altar of the Twelve Gods. At one time, this was the most important place in Athens. From this point all distances to Athens were measured. It might as well have been the middle of all that was important to Mankind on the face of the Earth.
This was also the center of worship for the people who believed in the religion that began there. Today, it’s all in ruins. A railroad runs nearby.
I like to show this to idiots who think their nation is “number one”. Who think their religion will “last forever”, that their god is "the only god". Who believe that the government under which they labor is “all powerful”.