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Vatican changes heart over Crusades - again
Reopens debate on war for 'noble aim' of regaining Holy Land for Christianity
Posted: March 25, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
Despite a 2000 request for "pardon," widely interpreted as an apology to Muslims for the Crusades, by the late Pope John Paul II, the Vatican reopened the debate last week with a conference that characterized the wars fought centuries ago as defensive measures taken with the noble aim of regaining the Holy Land for Christianity, according to the London Times.
The conference, held at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, brought together scholars from around the world who were anything but apologetic for the series of wars fought by European Christendom over 750 years ago.
…While agreeing the Crusaders were sometimes undisciplined and committed acts of cruelty, it was true of the Muslims and troops, even now, in "all ideological wars." The worst excesses of the Crusaders, Riley-Smith said, were generally reserved for the Orthodox and heretics. Those who seek forgiveness for the Crusades, he said, "do not know their history."
"Westerners should not be embarrassed by the Crusades," Spencer concluded. "It's time to say, 'enough,' and teach our children to take pride in their own heritage. They should know that they have a culture and a history of which they can and should be grateful; that they are not the children and grandchildren of oppressors and villains; and that their homes and families are worth defending against those who want to take them away, and are willing to kill to do so."
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This article is nothing
more then a method by which to twist the historic facts concerning the Crusades
of Rome upon the Muslim nation. History has already verified that the
The stage has been set. They are proclaiming this “noble
aim” that makes the Crusades appear dignified only to gain control of the "
Whether it's a bluff to make the
Muslim bow or not makes no difference. The fact they spoke of such things in a
positive manner is all that's needed in the global arena. Especially today
when the bulk of the human hearts are exactly as Christ said they would be in
Matthew 24:37 Soon the Sabbath keeping child of God will be
considered worthy of death for the same "noble" reasons.
"The Catholic Church has persecuted ... when she thinks it is good to use physical force she will use it... Will the Catholic Church give bond that she will not persecute?... The Catholic Church gives no bonds for her good behavior." -Western Watchman,
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