Comments on: Pope in Spain urges Europe to keep spiritual roots Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: FlintWolfe Sun, 21 Aug 2011 19:07:37 +0000 Naksuthin, you need to get your facts straight. First, there were nowhere near 50,000 people killed during the 500 years of the Inquisition. There are meticulously kept records of the trials and sentences. The actual number is around 6000. While inexcusable, this is a far cry from the estimated 100 million Hindus slaughter by the Muslims during their occupation of India during the same period of time. On average, the Inquisition sentenced 90% of people to “canonical penance.”[JEWISH historian Steven Katz] Of those convicted and sentenced to death many, as much as half, were sentenced to be burned in effigy. Pope John Paul II already issued a Papal apology, saying “Forgive us Lord, never again.”
Instead of concentrating on and exaggerating the sins of the Church in the past why don’t you look at the present evil? The Taliban executed more people in the infamous Kabul soccer field over three years than the Inquisition did in all of Europe over 500 years.
As for pedophile priests, that is also inexcusable, but then again look at the facts. The Church has removed those priests and subjected them to prosecution, yet in Islam it’s condoned through “marriage.” The Church has apologized and recognized the evil of the problem; Islam condones it. As a man who spends his life fighting the war on Terror, which is nothing less than a war against the 1500 years of Islamic jihad, I have a hard time understanding you people. Think for a moment who you’d rather live under, a fundamentalist Imam enforcing Sharia or western civilization? Think about that before you condemn the foundations of our society. Flint Wolfe

By: pereiraarvindin Mon, 08 Nov 2010 16:41:01 +0000 Spain is the same country which took Christianity to the new world, today, it has legalized same sex marriages, there has been so much of change, it is difficult to believe that this nation once sacrificed its sons to honor its faith, country, respect, language and nation. Its the same nation that had the sprit of adventure and courage, I wonder what has happened?

Arvind Pereira

By: Naksuthin Sun, 07 Nov 2010 17:41:57 +0000 Pope Benedict failed to give Past Popes enough credit for ordering the burning of over 50,000 jews, heretics and non Christians during the Great Inquisition.
That combined with modern day Priest molesting little boys and girls in the name of God is enough to scare anyone from going to Church.
I suggest that if Benedict really wants people to return to Church he ought repent on behalf of the Church for the Churche’s many sins.