"…and yet, though from the devastated streets there rose in time an edifice that was no less than Albion, than Camelot fulfilled, we still retain these killing fields.
We have not turned them into hushed memorial parks, drawing a veil of quiet discretion over the bloody fact; Here, there are the coral reefs of baby skulls, and worse.
These charnel pastures serve as a reminder, a momento mori, never letting us forget that though Olympus pierce the very skies, in all the history of Earth, there’s never been a Heaven; Never been a house of gods…
“And your wounds were growing
And you feast on your fear
Are you bathing in moonlight?
Are you drowning in tears?
I thought I had lost you
But I now find you here
In the darkness we share”—Coil "An Emergency" (from "Music To Play In the Dark 2")