Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The Inquisition a LIE?!?

An article in a famous conservative rag says the Pope opened up Vatican godfather records recently and found that -- voila! -- the Inquisition essentially didn’t happen!

Or at least that’s what the article makes a person think, at first blush: “...The Inquisition was not so bad after all. Torture was rare and only about 1 percent of those brought before the Spanish Inquisition were actually executed....”

But read carefully. What the author is really saying is this: the institution “Inquisition” did not torture, maim or kill. Instead, it let the civil authorities -- godfathers carefully trained by the Church, of course -- do all the dirty work....

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