In the Middle Ages, the Christian community 's hatred towards the Jews still remained as the Spanish inquisition had approached. The Jewish community was expelled from Spain because the church authorities had figured out that the Marranos, who were converted Jews, still practiced Judaism in secrecy. This is what the Christians took extreme offence to, and believed that the Jews were deliberately going against the church. The purpose of the inquisition was for the Catholic authorities to root out, suppress, and punish the Jewish heretics. The Christian community believed that the Jewish heretics were corrupting their society and wanted them removed.
It was said that God was punishing the Jews, and the rest of the world, for not receiving Him, and once the Jews were gone, the Garden of Eden would thrive again. This ridiculous theory was later declared unchristian by the Second Vatican Council (Roth 47). Anti-Semitism was... ... middle of paper ... ...s of the Jewish people.” They did not take these books to read them, they made the people come outside and watch them burn. This was frightening because, “Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn helpless human beings.” That was said by Heinrich Heine, a survivor of one of the concentration camps in Nazi Germany (“anti-Semitism” 1). The Holocaust--the merciless massacre of over eleven million defenseless, innocent people, six million of which were Jewish--can be directly linked to the hatred and racism brought about by Nazi propaganda.
Heretics were people who opposed the Catholic Church these people were captured and tortured sometimes burned alive. The Inquisition was originally put into effect to rid the Albigensies out of Italy or convert them to the Christian ways by way of torture. After they successfully did this it was to ban the new Converts from the country. The reason for this was the Albigensies had developed their own religion called Manichaeanism where they had two gods one evil and one good. The pope wanted to rid the holy roman empire of these Albigensies, which started the Inquisition something that would be practiced for many years to come.
287) upon Apollo's command. Upon murdering their mother, however, Electra and Orestes regret what they have done. Similarly, Jesus tells his disciples that "he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed" (King James Version, Matt. 16. 21).
Crucifixion was a common punishment in those days for treason, but the exact Gallagher 2 reason of his crucifixion biblically is because he had run and his from authorities until Judas turned him in to a Roman soldier on bribery. And thus he was crucified, religiously to purify the sins of all people and allow all into Heaven, but it is also in connection to the religious Resurrection that this story is told. From here Christianity was started. If not for Jesus though, the religious shoot of Christianity fro... ... middle of paper ... ...ory by his religious preachings and followers. Jesus actually had and still has a major influence on today’s society too, besides the miraculous stories taught in Sunday school.
Obviously the largest problem that came out of the war was the many deaths that were sacrificed for the wrong reasons. Since the crusades had finished because they finally realized it was a lost cause, some may say that those people died for no reason. Other instances where the crusades were bad were the now broken relationship between Jews and Christians and the bitterness between Christians and Muslims. On the first crusade, Christians went through Jewish communities on their way to Jerusalem. Forcefully baptizing them and killing them if they did not convert was not the best way to make the Jews care for the Christians.
Nowadays, this is still a major problem, especially concerning the... ... middle of paper ... ...blatant example of how religion was misused. Innocent people were killed in the name of Christianity - this was a terrible parody of the religion whose main principle was not to injury or kill your enemy but to love him. Moreover, these were not enemies but ordinary people who for different reasons were not to the liking of the church. Last but not least, there were even religious wars in France and Spain. Soldiers killed their friends and compatriots because of the fight for power of their leaders.
Through the course of history, the Jewish people have been mistreated, condemned, robbed, even put to death because of their religion. In the Middle Ages, they were forced to wear symbols on their clothing, identifying them as Jews. The dates 1933 to 1945 marked the period of the deadly Holocaust in which many atrocities were committed against the Jewish people and minority groups not of Aryan descent. Six million innocent Jews were exterminated because of Hitler’s “Final Solution.” This paper will exhibit how Adolf Hitler used the three anti-Jewish policies written in history, conversion, expulsion, and annihilation to his advantage. In the fourth century when the Christian church gained power in Rome, the Jews considered the Christians as a Jewish sect early on.
Muslims listened to him and completed his orders. This shows that the Muslims contradicted their stance on religious tolerance and did not take into account of whether or not their leader was right or wrong. That caused bad blood between Christians and Muslims especially in the religious point of view. The second reason as to why the Christians believe that the Crusades were justified was due to the fact that the ... ... middle of paper ... ...their actions include killing others in a similar fashion to what happened in the Crusades. Another thing is that, those who recruit these radicals often use religion to foreplay and get their followers to literally do their bidding.
These people are in Inferno for the same reason that someone like Alexander the Great is there because they committed some sort of crime or sin while living on Earth. These people violated absolute standards of humanity and behavior that is in fact there across culture and time. In Christianity, murder is a sin, and being a devout Christian that Dante is, he creates a circle for violence, circle seven. Since, violence is too general, he divides the circle into three rounds, violence against others, violence against self, and violence against God. Circle seven, round one, houses people who have willingly harmed and/or killed others.