Friday, January 05, 2007

w AND THE HOLY INQUISITION

Bushlet is right up there with the greats, isn’t he? Last people to openly torture people were the Christian popes of the Holy Inquisition. Johann Meyer was a physician who criticized the Church for torturing women. He said you couldn’t believe them when they said they were witches, ‘cause they were tortured until they said they were witches. Now what would His Holiness Bushlet have done to Meyer? Punished him, of course -- for daring to criticize divinity. Which is exactly what the Holy Christian popes did to Meyer…. (from Barbara Walker’s Women’s Encyclopedia 1983 p. 386)

1 comment:

sopka said...

I was an interogator in the Marine in the 70's and 80's we were taught not to trust anything gotten by torture and to always double check info through other sources it seem the bush military leaders like him are promoting laziness in gathering intelligence which translates to more casualties and danger to the average soldier on duty in Iraq.