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To: driftdiver

Well, when people say “medieval” they generally mean Europe. And once the Latin Kingdoms were set up in Jerusalem, that culture came to the Middle East as well.

And trust me, I’ve no rose colored glasses. Of course there were barbarities then (although I’d be hard pressed to come up with something as mind-blowingly so as the American abortion industry).

We are talking specifically here about the view of women. Read Dante. Read Petrarch. And tell me that that has any relation to the barbarism we see in Islamist circles.


9 posted on 06/17/2011 8:35:07 AM PDT by Claud
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To: Claud

“Of course there were barbarities then (although I’d be hard pressed to come up with something as mind-blowingly so as the American abortion industry).”

They used baby parts as part of medical treatment.

I’m not equating Europeans to Islamists. I just don’t agree the middle ages were anything but a dirty nasty diseased filled period of history. Much of that was caused by war with Islam.


10 posted on 06/17/2011 8:39:58 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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