Saturday, March 03, 2007

In bound reading

I have many books in the great Beakerkin Library. I will attempt Because They Hate by Bridgitte Gabriel next. If that doesn't work I have Mark Steyn's book as a back up. I try to read books that are off the beaten path. Many of us read the same books and it produces an insularity of thought. I also have a short book on the Yezidi that I may go through quickly. I have been looking for books on the Copts and Assyrians, but have not had much luck yet.

Beamish in 08


Farmer John said...
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Mr. Ducky said...

Many of us read the same books and it produces an insularity of thought.

You really don't get it. Do You?

beakerkin said...

Ducky my reading list is far more well rounded than yours. I will read a far leftist type like Kamdar or a moderate like Naipul.
However, you do not seem to move beyond doctraire Commie types.

Assyria said...

There are many books on the history of the Assyrians but un fortunately there aren't many books which deal with the history of modern Assyrians.

There are however some researchers who have been writing about the Assyrians (the indigenous people of what is today known as Iraq)and amongst those researchers there are those who are fair and those who aren't.

The following are some Assyrian websites which deal with today's issues concerning Assyrians,hopefully they will give you a chance to know more about who the indigenous Assyrians are and what their Cause is and for how long they have been suffering without being able to have their own homeland back or at least have a part of it back being one of the most ancient peoples of this world of ours.

beakerkin said...

I sm aware of the sites you mention as well as AINA. The closest I have come to a book about modern Assyrians are the writtings of Fred Issac.

This site has always been one of the few that speaks out in favor of the Assyrian Christians. My contact with this community is from Indian converts. Oddly, few people are aware that Christianity in India predates the colonial period. I am quite ammused by the arrogance and ignorance of those who assume otherwise.

The Merry Widow said...

The church of San Tomas in India is one of the oldest congregations of the world. Doubting Thomas didn't stay that way and went the farthest from home to spread Christianity.
And considering everything the Assyrian Christians have gone through over the last 2 millenia, and stayed faithful to Jesus, it is an inspiration to stand in hard times!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!


beakerkin said...


You never cease to amaze me with your knowledge. I often get paperwor from that Church. Christians are leaving India as well as many other parts of the world in disproportionate numbers.