Another reason behind The First Crusade is that Peter the Hermit with the help of Pope Urban II declared the goal of Christians having access to the holy lands, otherwise known as Jerusalem, which at that time was a place of ungodly practices. The Crusaders were ruthless, killing men, women, and children for what started out to be in God’s name and were killing for the “revenge” of Christ because it was what God wanted. The crusaders were motivated by religion at first but as time went on and battles were fought, armies mentalities began to shift due to the amount of slaughtering and killing of people, it became a competition to kill in order to make up for their own men that perished and the violence over power began to affect the armies and it’s leaders causing disorderly conduct. To begin, the Christians viewed Jews as “enemies of Christian faith,” and Christians believed that the Jews were responsible for Christ’s death, making the start of a horrible “war of the Cross” (CFC, 30). Peter the Hermit, who was a priest from Amien, was the start to the massacres.
They were so hated in France that they would be kicked out of the city on a regular basis, but they would still always come back time after time. In the fourteenth century jews were accused of causing the black death, thus trying to kill millions of people. The inaccurately doctrines stated that this was happening because of the jews blasphemous and satanic practices. As punishment for this belief King Philip IV ordered the jews to give up all of their belongings except for the clothes on their backs. After that King Henry the Second required jews to wear the yellow badge, thus making them easily identifi... ... middle of paper ... ...em money, but evidence proves this undeniable inhumane truth.
They had established a religion called Manichaeanism, which was the belief in two gods, one for good and one for evil. Pop... ... middle of paper ... ...r of the bigotry and the persecution that took place. It is only one of many persecuting acts that are piled on top of Jewish history. Many Christians look back onto the Inquisition with shame and humidity. The Spanish Inquisition has inflicted untold amounts of damage onto the Spanish society and everyone else’s.
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.
The White terror that occurred in Spain during and after the Spanish Civil War refers to the actions carried out by the Nationalist regime. Among these actions were politically motivated acts of violence, rape, and murder. Such brutality was used because the Nationalist Movement believed that they needed to cleanse the country of all leftist ideologies. Lfhe purge of the nation did not stop with the war's end because there were still those individuals who refused to change their beliefs and accept the Nationalist way of life. The post-war White Terror was the beginning of new policies that lead to economic collapse, the spread and takeover of the Catholic Church as well as social changes that did away with individuality.
Protestants and reformed Catholics believed and preached that magic was a sin that was controlled by the devil and that the only way to protect themselves against this evil was to kill the d... ... middle of paper ... ...the witch-craze was fueled by superstition, which caused social intolerance. A lot of people were victimized because their beliefs differed from majority of the population and some people were just falsely accused. The Protestant and Catholic churches were responsible for these witch hunts because they were the ones who declared it a crime, determined how the issue would be handled and ordered for these people to be prosecuted. Basically anyone who didn’t conform to the Christian beliefs and questioned authority were accused and punished. As a result of these witch hunts, majority of Europe converted to orthodox Christianity.
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.
Spain was to be united under one flag, one form of ruler, and one religion; those who did not oblige, became targets. For more than three hundred years, the Spanish Inquisition hovered over Spain, inciting fear and inflicting brutality upon those accused of heresy. A heretic was viewed as a contagious, rotted soul, lacking spiritual integrity. Their unholy actions spread like a disease; infecting anyone else in its path. Jews, Muslims, and Protestants, specifically Lutherans, each had their turn being victimized by the Spanish Inquisition.
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.
Other groups were mistreated based on their political, ideas, and attitude over Germans and the Nazis like: Communists, Socialists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and homosexuals. The reason for the Holocaust began from birth. From the beginning of birth, Germans and like Poles, Austrians, French, and others were taught that Jews were helpers of the Devil, they wanted to control the world’s economy in order to slave Christians, they kidnapped Christian children to make Passover bread from the boys’ blood, and that they murdered Jesus Christ. Just after the Enlightenment, this Jewish thought changed into a modern, secular discrimination against Jews. In history, Jews were exiled from countries and weren’t given their own country for shelter.