I always avoid the crusades when I am time traveling.
posted on 08/26/2010 7:13:30 PM PDT
("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
Wow! Thanks, this is a great read.
posted on 08/26/2010 7:14:26 PM PDT
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This time Christian was used throughout the article, I have noticed that Catholic is often used in place of saying Christian, or Christians in Catholic articles.
posted on 08/26/2010 7:23:31 PM PDT
PRECISELY SO. What’s upon us now is a somewhat belated continuation of the centuries long muslim assault on Christianity and Judiasm.
Thanks for the reminder.
posted on 08/26/2010 7:28:14 PM PDT
by Dick Bachert
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Today, now, in this instance, The Knights Templar are to be admired?
posted on 08/26/2010 7:29:51 PM PDT
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"Crusaders massacred so many men, women and children in parts of Jerusalem that a Christian chronicler, Fulcher of Chartres, described an area ankle-deep in blood."
It was a simpler time back then, with simple rules: surrender the city or face the consequences after a successful siege. The tradition probably went back all the way to the Assyrians.
posted on 08/26/2010 7:38:31 PM PDT
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posted on 08/26/2010 7:46:03 PM PDT
I try to explain this to friends and family who even today will say they are a peaceful religion.
I tell them “Your heart and kind spirit want to believe this. It is more noble to think of others sharing commonalities of getting kids off to school, going to work and making the best life for your family”.
Sadly, Moslems do not share that identity. Their goal is domination, subjugation and establishing the global caliphate.
I then run a quick history end it at the Battle of Tours, skip to Queen Isabella kicking their sorry Azz’s out of Spain, in 1491 and to celebrate, she commissioned some guy named Chris with some ships.
And that was the end of Moslem invasion which had covered 2/3rds of Europe.
posted on 08/26/2010 9:05:46 PM PDT
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Oh, man...I’m in a battle on Facebook with someone who pulled this “card”....anyone want to go to battle with a Ground Zero Mosque supporter on Facebook for me???? Please?
posted on 08/26/2010 10:12:24 PM PDT
The Knights Templar looked quite incredible back in the day. All white with a red cross. Knights Hospitaller are also quite a sight. All black with a white cross. The problem with winning the Crusades back then was that historically the Mongol Hordes invaded the area a little over 100 years later. They really wrecked Islam and set the region back quite a bit. So even if Christianity had won the Crusades or at least tamed Islam, the Mongols would have made it all for not. In one Mongol siege of an Islamic City the Mongol leader told the city leader that he was sent by their god to exact retribution by killing everyone in the city. The Mongols were the real bad ones back then. And they were Pagans just out having fun apparently.
posted on 08/26/2010 11:41:24 PM PDT
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