I was reading the Commentary on Montségur again today, and I was looking at the last paragraph you put in, Maverick, and I disagree with you about it. The song to me is not talking about a "Clansman" style quest for freedom. It's about religious hypocrisy. That the Pope talks about enlightenment and the Gentle Christ, but orders his knights to butcher a sect for taking advantage of the God-given (in the Bible anyway) right to make a choice. These people aren't like William Wallace's Scots in any way. The Scots fought a war against oppression against an age-old enemy. The line "To stand with the Cathars to die and be free" doesn't talk about that to me, it could just as easily be completed "be free from the Catholic religious faux pas".