It was during a horrible time centuries ago obviously. I was impacted the very first time of hearing about Joan of Arc. What a horrific and inhuman death by those very same people that pray and were into forgiveness.
That is so contradicting. How could anyone at the time believe in praying and forgiving but those very same people were ok with torturing others and burning someone alive to death? That's the complete opposite of forgiving.
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Well for starters society went down the Drain with the fall of Rome. Lets start of with the fact that no one really agreed on what the cannon of christianity should be so they held the councel of Nicea in which they chose what was to be 'cannon' and what was to be concidered a heresy. This is because Emperor Constantine wanted to unite the empire under one religion. And as we can see when politics and religion combine the combination can be rather Ugly. When we get to the middle ages the conditions were just right for people to abuse religion as people were very ignorant, superstitious , and were very afraid of hell. At this point life was very terrible so they were more concerned about their soul in the next life than life here. They were also concerned about other people's souls especially in the case of heretics. And being ignorant they derived the belief that buy burning the person they could give them a last chance to absolve their sins and to renounce their heresy thus save their souls. It is truly very complex and if you watch these set of documentaries called the secret files of the inquisition you could perhaps understand how or why people believed these things. Also people in power just took advantage of the situation. Anyways here you go it is 4 episodes. The first is on the Cathars and the next one is on the conversos or Spanish jews who were forced to convert.