Isa, Jesus is the name of the Kurdish truck driver that picked us up. His whole being emanates a fine spirituality that almost puts us into a trance. I’m reminded of another Jesus who lived about two thousand years ago and preached universal love. Many things happened since then; he was misunderstood, mistranslated, Christianity declared to be a state religion, taxes were collected, wars conducted in his name. It might be worth pondering about what the original teachings of Jesus Christus of Nazareth actually were. And the errors of Christian mentality could shed some light on some basic problems of western civilization.