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Whether you’re Catholic, Protestant, some other religion, or someone with no stated faith (I would argue atheists do have a faith), but you are a person of good will who believes in intellectual honesty, you need to know what the Crusades were truly about. Why? Because the Crusades are so often used against Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. Even the “Leader of the Free World” spouted bad history on this subject.
There are plenty of examples of bad things done in the name of Christ. I would strenuously argue that the Crusades don’t fall into that camp, not if they’re properly understood.
So in the interest of intellectual honesty and good will (or just for your own edification), please read this piece. (Note: It’s not mine, if that’s more of an incentive to read it. 😉 ) Continue reading