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Spanish Inquisition: Crusade in the name of God





yagnyavalkya
The notions of an investigation and inquisitorial modus operandi lie cavernous in the roots of planets olden times. Inquisitions were used throughout the demur of the Roman kingdom pending the Spanish Inquisition's demur in the near the beginning 1800s. An inquisition be capable of be run by together national and church establishment in bid to root out non-believers from a country or faith. The Spanish Inquisition was one of the most deadly inquisitions in history.
The Spanish Inquisition was used for political and religious causes. Spain is a nation-state that was instinctive out of spiritual struggle between frequent different faith systems together with Catholicism, Islam, Protestantism and Judaism. Subsequent to the Crusades and the Reconquest of Spain by the Christian Spaniards the leaders of Spain wanted a way to unite the state into a physically powerful country. Ferdinand and Isabella chose Catholicism to fuse Spain and in 1478 asked authorization of the pope to commence the Spanish Inquisition to disinfect the citizens of Spain. They began by lashing out Jews, Protestants and other non-believers.
ciureanuc
people are fighting now against so called Jihad, against the terrorism... how you will call Spanish inquisitors, "Conquistadores"? If terrorist are so mean (of course they are evil!) what we can tell about Spanish in South America? Smile
gandalfthegrey
Organized religion has caused and has the potential for great evil.
MrBlueSky
yagnyavalkya wrote:
The Spanish Inquisition was one of the most deadly inquisitions in history.
The Spanish Inquisition was used for political and religious causes.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_inquisition wrote:

From 1476 to 1834 an estimated 2,000 people were executed.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_inquisition wrote:

Other documents, discovered in the Vatican Archives in 2004 put the toll of heresy cases tried by the Spanish Inquisition between 1540 and 1700 at 44,647, of which 1.8% (804) led to an execution, while another 1.7% were burned in effigy because they had somehow escaped before the sentence was carried out.


http://www.catholic.net/rcc/Periodicals/Dossier/1112-96/article2.html wrote:

As far as procedure was concerned, the Spanish Inquisition pretty much followed the precedent established in the thirteenth century and the models provided by secular tribunals.


http://www.catholic.net/RCC/Periodicals/Dossier/1112-96/article4.html wrote:

The Inquisition had a secular character, although the crime was heresy. Inquisitors did not have to be clerics, but they did have to be lawyers. The investigation was rule-based and carefully kept in check. And most significantly, historians have declared fraudulent a supposed Inquisition document claiming the genocide of millions of heretics.What is documented is that 3000 to 5000 people died during the Inquisition's 350 year history.



http://bible.tmtm.com/wiki/AUTO_DA_FÉ_(Jewish_Encyclopedia) wrote:

According to Llorente, the Inquisition in Spain dealt with 341,021 cases and over 30,000 people were burned (see also Kohut, in "Proceedings Am. Jew. Hist. Soc." iv. 109). According to another authority, during the two hundred and fifty years that the Inquisition existed in America, 129 autos da fé were held.


The most remarkable thing about both the Roman and Spanish inquisition is how humane they were in a time where torture, corruption and autority-endorsed cruelty was so common. The myth of the cruel, evil Inquisition stems largely from movies and novels. The list of creative and cruel torture methods used by secular government in those time is long, but the Inquisition was only allowed to use a few of these. Ironically, one of them was what we now call 'waterboarding'.
GB
gandalfthegrey wrote:
Organized religion has caused and has the potential for great evil.


You should see the damage Unorganized religion could unleash!
ptfrances
This crusade in the name of God is similar to an other one in my mind... much more recent.
Wink
Arnie
GB wrote:
You should see the damage Unorganized religion could unleash!
Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition!
Klaw 2
GB wrote:
gandalfthegrey wrote:
Organized religion has caused and has the potential for great evil.


You should see the damage Unorganized religion could unleash!

Define unorganized religion.
medievalman26
generally speaking, crusades are done in the name of a god. The Inquisition was not the shining moment in catholicism.
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