originally posted by: Utnapisjtim
What you fail to see or address, is that the pervaded reforms that paved the way for the inquisition, also paved the way for the crusades. Sarasenes,
Jews, Canaanites, Barbarians, even internal crusades, look at Spain for heaven's sake, they were all deemed heretics and were murdered in the
thousands, because of the doctrines and the school of thought of the inquisition. I will address this further in my next thread about the "well of
In fact the inquisition was used to teach Protestants that the Catholics were criminals and brought freedom to the West. Hardly the release of
the Pale Horse with Death
Oh dear. Touché, man. That just earned you the grand prix. Amazing!
Are you suggesting the inquisitions of the 1200s
1231: Gregory IX begins Medieval Inquisition
1478: Sixtus IV authorizes the Spanish Inquisition
justified the crusades that started in
First Crusade 1096 - 1099 The People's Crusade - Freeing the Holy Lands. 1st Crusade led by Count Raymond IV of Toulouse and proclaimed by many
wandering preachers, notably Peter the Hermit
The maths is just simply wrong, the inquisition started before the crusade, not, no, its not history.
Now look at what a fourth part of the earths population was back in the inquisition times,about 420 odd million people.
The seal states 1 fourth of the peoples will die. Contrarily the following year and then years afterwards the population has increased, to a point the
earth now holds billions
When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he
who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and
with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.
— Revelation 6:7-8˄ NASB
So far outside of the Mongol Khans, the Spaniards in South America, I cant see the death toll (I cant see it there either, really).
Unless of course you are talking it being a rolling number over centuries, many centuries.
But that leads me to my question, why did it start at the inquisition, not before or after, during some other evil religious persecution?
Why do you think it started there and not when the Romans conquered the temple in Jerusalem, as an example.
Now understand before you get all ancy. I am not saying you are wrong, I can sort of see your reasoning, I just cant see anything that supports your
Is this your interpretation, if it is then its interesting to say the least.
I dont think its right based on what I have a pre conceived belief about.
Though I am not persuaded, I am interested in how you reasoned this.
I guess I need more explanation, with out the attitude