October 26, 2008: Susenyos' modest confession - 0 Comments

"I have not changed my religion, I have only improved it. I do not hold my faith because it is that of the Portuguese, nor because it is the faith of Rome, but because it is the true faith. And do not deceive yourselves--for this faith I am prepared to die if necessary, but all those who contradict it will die first."

- Susenyos, King of Ethiopia, ca. 1620, as quoted in Silverberg, The Realm of Prester John, 1972.


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