Posted by Vita on July 31, 2000 at 21:10:45:
In Reply to: PS Vita posted by Elaine on July 31, 2000 at 19:47:08:
You know that what I mean, is not an attack on the Church, the institution, per se, but a metaphor for how men can and did corrupt it. You have to take it within the context it was presented.
I really wish the Catholic Church or any other religious institution, had more of sincerely devout people like you and my husband Michael.
: : To say "The
: : Church ran a wonderful business of torturing, killing thousands of people and profited." is incorrect, the corruption of both Catholic princes & churchmen notwithstanding (witness the Counter Reformation). I appreciate the point you were making & the balance you sought but I must correct that myth.
: : Very interesting issues to ponder here ...
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: I did not write that very clearly! Sorry ...
: My point was there were several inquisitions, rather than one, & the presumed referenced inquisition(s) was the work of a secular nation (though rooted/masked in religious tenets & empowered by the Church, the tribunals evolved into realms of secular authority). (Regarding Spain, of course, Torquemada was THE driving force & quite fanatic - ) I didn't want to imply it was secular in nature ...
: Am going off track from your post here~
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