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From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host6/16/04 1:33 PM 
To: All  (1 of 12) 
They say history is written by the winners....

Jun 15, 5:42 PM EDT

Vatican: Inquisition Not So Widespread

Associated Press Writer

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Torture, burning at the stake and other punishment for the faithful condemned as witches or heretics by church tribunals during the Inquisition was not as widespread as commonly believed, the Vatican said Tuesday.

Pope John Paul II praised the research, recalling that in 2000, the church asked pardon for "errors committed in the service of the truth through recourse to non-evangelical methods."

"In the opinion of the public, the image of the Inquisition represents almost the symbol ... of scandal," the pontiff wrote in a letter about the research. "To what degree is this image faithful to reality?"

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From: BEOWULF (beowulf51)6/17/04 6:41 PM 
To: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 12) 
 9030.2 in reply to 9030.1 
Yeah, like if the Germans had won World War II, then the Holocaust never would have happened.

From: Ralph (RBGlatt)6/17/04 9:23 PM 
To: BEOWULF (beowulf51)  (3 of 12) 
 9030.3 in reply to 9030.2 
When you consider how many times they've rewritten the Bible, is it any surprise that they want to rewrite history as well?

Be your own hero.

From: Saffire (SAFFIREM)6/21/04 8:58 AM 
To: Ralph (RBGlatt)  (4 of 12) 
 9030.4 in reply to 9030.3 
Heck, they want to rewrite history as it's happening anymore....

Ah... it was just a little torture... just a few folks crushed with stone... wasn't THAT bad.... *rolls eyes*


From: Ralph (RBGlatt)6/21/04 12:32 PM 
To: Saffire (SAFFIREM)  (5 of 12) 
 9030.5 in reply to 9030.4 
"It was just a little torture." Kind of reminds me of girls being "just a little bit pregnant." ;-)

Be your own hero.

From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host6/21/04 12:43 PM 
To: Saffire (SAFFIREM)  (6 of 12) 
 9030.6 in reply to 9030.4 
It's only a flesh wound!

I don't know what to say about this crap


From: Saffire (SAFFIREM)6/21/04 3:16 PM 
To: Ralph (RBGlatt)  (7 of 12) 
 9030.7 in reply to 9030.5 
Yeah.... too bad the torture wasn't like on Monty Python... "put her in ..... the fluffy chair!!!"....


From: Saffire (SAFFIREM)6/21/04 3:18 PM 
To: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 12) 
 9030.8 in reply to 9030.6 
I think they've been watching the Monty Python Spanish Inquisition skits too much... it's easy to look back and downplay things.... wonder what folks would say if we called JC "just another philosopher"...

From: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host6/21/04 3:30 PM 
To: Saffire (SAFFIREM)  (9 of 12) 
 9030.9 in reply to 9030.8 
You mean he wasn't??

From: Saffire (SAFFIREM)6/21/04 10:38 PM 
To: Tarty (RAVENGIL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 12) 
 9030.10 in reply to 9030.9 

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