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1 posted on 12/06/2010 7:05:00 AM PST by damonw
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This is a favorite used to demonstrate the evil nature of the Crusades. It is certainly true that many people in Jerusalem were killed after the Crusaders captured the city. But this must be understood in historical context.

I hate it when descriptions of human blood flowing in streets, at some points up to a horse's brisket hitch are taken out of context. With this context stuff Richard could have been called the big pussy cat instead of the Lion Heart.

2 posted on 12/06/2010 7:22:37 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: damonw

Bump for later.


5 posted on 12/06/2010 7:58:49 AM PST by skeeter
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To: damonw

Bump for later.


6 posted on 12/06/2010 7:58:56 AM PST by skeeter
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To: damonw

My favorite “ignored fact” is that Muslims attacked Christians for 400 years before Christians decided to retaliate.


7 posted on 12/06/2010 8:02:59 AM PST by G Larry (When you're right, avoid compromise!)
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To: damonw

More concise:

The Crusades were a counterattack.


8 posted on 12/06/2010 8:06:53 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: damonw
I'm currently reading Rodney Stark's God's Battalions:

Excellent and highly recommended.

9 posted on 12/06/2010 8:10:41 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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Bump for an excellent interview.


10 posted on 12/06/2010 8:13:15 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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I read the article and much time is spent in the defense of the Pope. All of them down through the ages.
Other than that angle, it lumps the remainder of the men into one pot, even tho there were struggles in some european countries against the Pope.
I am sure not every crusader who went to war believed in works for salvation. I am sure many believed in faith in Jesus Christ. This is a very slanted catholic article.


11 posted on 12/06/2010 8:18:49 AM PST by Ramonne
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To: damonw; kbennkc; PIF; G Larry; Uncle Miltie

I like to say the Crusades were a feeble 86 year interruption to over a millennium of Islamic conquests. We are never informed about the brutality of these operations, but instead you would think four Geneva Conventions that were written at the end of WW II were actually found by unearthing an appendix to the Code of Hammurabi.


19 posted on 12/06/2010 9:17:39 AM PST by Retain Mike
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