A brief reminder of the Inquisitions - The Bloody Church

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The Inquisition was devised to combat heresy within Christianity. 227 If anyone’s views opposed or stood against the Catholic Church, they would be deemed as heretics and executed by fire without pity.  188  228 Neither age or sex made a difference, women and children and old men were tortured. 229 Jews and Muslims were also punished. 230 The Inquisitions commenced on 1231 A.D. and lasted roughly 500 years. 231


The Inquisition was the most Infamous and devilish thing in human history. It was devised by Popes, and used by them for 500 years to maintain their power.”
Think of Monks and Priests, in holy garments, directing, with heartless cruelty and inhuman brutality, the work of Torturing and burning alive Innocent men and women, and doing it in the name of Christ by the direct order of the ‘Vicar of Christ’” Henry H. Halley”, Halley’s bible handbook. 232

H Ellerbe writes that Victims were rubbed with lard or grease and slowly roasted alive. Ovens built to kill people, made infamous in twentieth century Nazi Germany were first used by the Christian Inquisition in Eastern Europe. Victims were thrown into a pit full of snakes and buried alive.”
One particularly gruesome torture involved turning a large dish full of mice upside down on the victim’s naked stomach. A fire was then lit on top of the dish causing the mice to panic and burrow into the stomach.” 220

 

A brief reminder of the Crusades

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The church commissioned the infamous crusades in 1096 and they lasted till 1487.233 The crusades rampaged through parts of Europe which includes France, Poland, Spain, Hungry etc. to parts of the Middle East which included Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Jerusalem. 234 The purpose of the crusades was to spread Christianity and reclaim Jerusalem from the Muslims who coexisted peacefully with the Christians and the Jews who lived there.235, 236 The crusaders received plenary indulgences from the church, meaning they would not have to account for the sins they were about to commit.237


“they took the city by assault, and put the garrison and inhabitants to the sword without distinction. The brave were not protected by arms, nor the timid by submission; neither age nor sex were spared; infants perished by the same sword that pierced the supplicating mother.” 238 The History of the Christian Church -, William Jones


"Carrion was openly dressed," says Mills, "and human flesh was eaten in secret. Cannibalism was carried to a great extent by the lowest of the lowthey liked nothing so well to eat as the roasted flesh of their enemies” 239 29134313_xxl_resize.jpgCrimes of Christianity Chapter IX - The Crusades G W Foote & J M Wheeler

“their more appropriate title would have been that of wolves; for, wherever they came, they robbed and pillaged without either regard to justice or mercy;” 238 The History of the Christian Church - William Jones

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The Crusades form one of the maddest episodes in history… Millions perished in battle, hunger, or disease; and every atrocity the imagination can conceive disgraced the warriors of the Cross.” 239 Crimes of Christianity Chapter IX - The Crusades G W Foote & J M Wheeler

“’mingled with their devotion a brutal license of rapine, prostitution and drunkenness … ‘in tumultuous scenes of debauchery,’ and pillage, violation, and murder were everywhere left as the traces of their passage.’” 239 Crimes of Christianity Chapter IX - The Crusades G W Foote & J M Wheeler

“Such was the conquest of Jerusalem by the bloody warriors of the cross. There is no blacker chapter in the world's history; … and truth brands alike the soldiers and their chiefs as the vilest horde of pious savages that ever polluted the earth.” 239
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“‘The scenes of female violation,’ says Mills, ‘need not be described.’ … that the deeds of darkness, fornication, adultery, and incest, were perpetrated in open day; and that noble matrons and holy nuns were polluted by the grooms and peasants of the Catholic camp …” 239
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“The Crusaders ate, drank, and indulged in the wildest debauchery… They slaughtered all the inhabitants who did not escape by suicide, and devoured their flesh; and it is even said that human flesh was publicly exposed for sale in the Christian camp. The streets ran with blood until ferocity was tired.239

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The Crusaders acted like wild beasts, and turned the city of the sepulchre of Christ into a hell of rapine, murder and lust ... The Christians abused the victory by filling Jerusalem with blood and carnage." 239
Crimes of Christianity Chapter IX - The Crusades G W Foote & J M Wheeler

13612128_xl_resize.jpg“Amid the pursuits of piety and murder, the Crusaders did not neglect to enrich themselves. Each soldier became the owner of any house at whose portal he set his buckler. The treasures of the mosques were devoted to the Church.239
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The Soldiers of Christ fell upon Constantinople with a vengeance, raping, pillaging and burning the city… To the Pope, the rape of Constantinople was just punishment for not submitting to the Roman Catholic church.” 220 The Dark side of Christianity, H Ellerbe


“From the birth of Popery in 606, to the present time, it is estimated by careful and credible historians, that more than Fifty Millions of the human family, have been slaughtered for the crime of heresy by popish persecutors, an average of more than forty thousand religious murders for every year of the existence of Popery.” 240 History of Romanism, From the Earliest Corruptions of Christianity, 1870, John Dowling, D.D.