Is the Spanish Inquisition the worst thing the Catholic church has ever done?
>350 years long
>complete intolerance and repression of all other religions
>150,000 charged with crimes of heresy
Check your fucking facts and see really how many people the inquisition killed.
The fucking english historias wiping his ass with a fake revision of history while they pillage the half of the world and write it down on the last paragraph as a simple joke.
The prominent medievalist Steven Runciman, wrote in 1954: "There was never a greater crime against humanity than the Fourth Crusade." The controversy that has surrounded the Fourth Crusade has led to diverging opinions in academia on whether its objective was indeed the capture of Constantinople. The traditional position, which holds that this was the case, was challenged by Donald E. Queller and Thomas F. Madden in their book, The Fourth Crusade (1977).
Constantinople was considered as a bastion of Christianity that defended Europe from the advancing forces of Islam, and the Fourth Crusade's sack of the city dealt an irreparable blow to this eastern bulwark. Although the Greeks retook Constantinople after 57 years of Latin rule, the Byzantine Empire had been crippled by the Fourth Crusade. Reduced to Constantinople, north-western Anatolia, and a portion of the southern Balkans, the empire fell to the Ottoman Turks who captured the city in 1453.
Eight hundred years later, Pope John Paul II twice expressed sorrow for the events of the Fourth Crusade. In 2001, he wrote to Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens, "It is tragic that the assailants, who set out to secure free access for Christians to the Holy Land, turned against their brothers in the faith. The fact that they were Latin Christians fills Catholics with deep regret." In 2004, while Bartholomew I, Patriarch of Constantinople, was visiting the Vatican, John Paul II asked, "How can we not share, at a distance of eight centuries, the pain and disgust." This has been regarded as an apology to the Greek Orthodox Church for the terrible slaughter perpetrated by the warriors of the Fourth Crusade.
Considering the shit that was happening in the Americas allow me to shed the tiniest tear for how evil, evil the Spaniards were against you poor little Europeans.
While Spanish priests were raping little girls, you complain about a thousand dead per century? Fetch me a couch, I'm fainting.
En contra de la creencia popular de que la Inquisición mató a cientos de miles, causa asombro el escaso número de los condenados a muerte en 296 años. La más grande autoridad de la Historia Colonial en México, Don Joaquín García Icazbalceta, exento de toda parcialidad a favor de la Iglesia, después de haber investigado, llegó a la conclusión siguiente: "No encuentro más Autos antes del grito de la Independencia y he aquí el resumen de las ejecuciones hechas en los Autos que dejamos referidos:
Fr. M. De valencia
Fr. J. de Zumárraga
Autos de 1574
Autos de 1596
Autos de 1601
Autos de 1635
Autos de 1649
Autos de 1659
Autos de 1678
Autos de 1688
Autos de 1699
Autos de 1715
Autos de 1795
So on Mejico we have 41 burned and 99 "en efigie" over 296 years.
More shitty links:
and if you check the links of the death tolls on wikipedia is biased, so they are even less.
>tfw the good old days
>tfw you'll never burn a heretic
>tfw you'll never give Jews and Muslims an ultimatum to convert or GTFO
>Dunno what are you talking about
That the only person that hypothesized that the numbers were exaggerated was a single filthy catholic in the 80s. (Keep in mind, it is likely that the toll was higher, keeping in mind the data provided by Dedieu and García Cárcel for the tribunals of Toledo and Valencia, respectively.)
OP, that is only 5 people a year executed.
You probably want to read about the Trier Witch Trials
> biggest witch trial in European history
>a total of 1000 has been suggested but not confirmed
And that's only in 9 years
In France, the witchhunter Pierre de Lancre managed to kill 80 witches in only 4 months.
Different circumstances. A witch can't prove her innocence. During the inquistion they arrested hundreds of thousands of people and forced them to be Catholic. Most probably agreed. Only 5000 stood up for their beliefs and got killed
It is interesting that Spain had just emerged from 800 years of brutal Islamic theocracy and while it obviously became a lot more violent because of it, it also went on to dominate the globe and discover the Americas. What all this shows is that you can do anything once the shackles of Islam are thrown off.
When the conquistadors came to your land they discovered a civilisation founded on the very institutionalised and public sacrifice of little children. I'm sorry but even as bad as the Inquisition was, nothing could compare to that level of depravity. It was unfortunate that the South American Indians had to come into contact with such a brutalised form of Christianity as emerged from Moorish Spain (see >>76704) . It is also unfortunate that your people were involved in such despicable acts of ritual child murder to save your pitiless civilisation, and that the one thing that Christians hated above all else was those who sacrifice humans. But really it is largely your own fault.
Even your own Gods were against you. When the Conquistadors arrived you thought it the return of your white overlords Kukulkan (or Cu Chulainn) and lead them to your carnal houses and places of sacrifice, and then they proceeded to do what your Gods intended of them to do. Butcher every last one of you. That's a harsh pill, bro. But you can't say you didn't have it coming.
Notice the "Spanish" part? Meaning that it was done under the authority of the Spanish crown not the Pope or the church as a whole. That's what people don't understand about that period. The church doesn't have the authority to execute anyone, just excommunicate them. The people who were killed were executed for "treason" usually by the secular authorities.
the inquisition was made for catholics dude. The whole converso thing were allegations to former jews practicing judaism in secret.
And they didnt just arrest people, they went to see if the accusations were legit or were unfounded before declaring if the accused was guilty
More people are shot by dogs a year than were executed by the Spanish Inquisition.
Stay mad, heretic.
The Spanish Inquisition has been largely blown out proportion. People tend to think of it as some roaming band of blood thirsty clergy who randomly killed and maimed people in the thousands. When in reality the Spanish inquisition probably killed some three thousand across its near 400 year history. Not only that but there are records of criminals requesting an inquisition trial over a civil trial as inquisition trials were known to be much more fair than the civil counterparts.
>. During the inquistion they arrested hundreds of thousands of people and forced them to be Catholic
>forced them to be Catholic
Canon law allowed Jews to practise their religion and stated that they could not be subject to violence or be forced to have their children baptised
Richard William Southern; Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages
For the most part, you where better off being seized by and inquisitor and being given the chance to repent (or being cleared of any wrongdoing) than being seized by an angry secular mob (mind you they were the ones that actually burned you).
The Spanish Inquisition is the most overhyped BS of all time.
You only got burnt if you renounced the faith 3x
Spain needed it because the shifty Jews were crushing the poor with usury. Besides the fact that Jews have no honor and would fake baptism.
At least Christians and Muslims would have the honor to die for the faith.
Jews just subvert and adapt.
Anyone who is anti-Inquisition is a blue pilled faggot
Sometimes, your rough intuition is just right...
For the number of 270 million:
About the slaughter of Hindus:
Wasn't even just shifty Jews. It was shifty Moors, and shifty politics as well.
There's a whole aspect of political Catholicism and its importance to various European dynasties (The Habsburgs being the most prevalent) that's almost always completely overlooked.
>shifty Jews were crushing the poor with usury.
well, the jews WERE forced to take the role of money lenders. It was prohibited to christians to lend money and the jews couldnt work in anything else.
>Spain killed all its degenerates and heretics
>can't have a single working colony
>Britain let degeneracy spread on its streets, and just sent their criminals and heretics to its colonies
>its colonies are successful
what went right?
>complete intolerance and repression of all other religions
Rightfully so. Btw, how were other religions treated in protestant countries, specially in England and Ireland?
Wow, again that's fucking nothing compared to the protestant ways and numbers.
>arrested them and forced them to be Catholic
The Inquisition was for Catholics. If you were a muslim or a jew, the deal was convert or leave Spain. Your choice lad. If you cheekily fake convert so that you can stay but keep secretly keep being muslim/jew, then surprise Inquisition time happens.
>all these "Christians" justifying murder ITT
>g that the inquisition literally couldn't spill blood
Except they did all they time faget
>In order to interrogate the accused, the Inquisition made use of torture, but not in a systematic way. It was applied mainly against those suspected of Judaism and Protestantism, beginning in the 16th century. For example, Lea estimates that between 1575 and 1610 the court of Toledo tortured approximately a third of those processed for heresy. In other periods, the proportions varied remarkably. Torture was always a means to obtain the confession of the accused, not a punishment itself. Torture was also applied without distinction of sex or age, including children and the aged.
>you thought it the return of your white overlords Kukulkan
I resent this implication. Not all of the American natives were Mayan or Aztec. The hundreds of Latin American native cultures have extremely diverse and varied traditions of children and virgin sacrifices, and this plurality needs to be appreciated.
That isn't even that many. This is more of a meme than #HandsUpDontShoot.
>29 UNARMED BLACK MEN WERE SHOT BY COPS THIS YEAE
So what? Explain to me why their Killers weren't justified.
>A witch can't prove her innocence
And you say that as a good thing? At least the inquisition gave you the option of convert, even if you lied about it (a lot of people did).
If you were accused of being a witch you were dead since that moment.