We all know that the Inquisition of the movies and books are not completely accurate.
Just one of these stories are bad enough, but there were thousands of innocent people, tortured and killed.
Madrid, saturday, januari 20, the year, 1624.
Place, Plaza Mayor.
The holy office (catholic church) is marching with their standard of the cross to start the ceremony by the big tribune.
The ceremony is for “the repentance of the accused, for the eradication of heresy and exaltation of the holy Catholic faith.”
Over 40 000 people have gathered to watch the spectacle. The accused, who does not repent, are displayed around the masses on a mule.
No one want to lead or even touch the animal, the accused are sitting on.
After a prayer and a reading of a lengthy excerpt from the procedural document, the accused is out of the city, to the site of the fire.
The people are screaming in exaltation: “Long live our holy Catholic faith and death to heresy!”
Imagine the feelings this man has. Imagine the terror he feels.
All of this because he does not conform to the catholic church and its dogma.
You think this shit couldn’t happen again!?
Stonings, beheadings, hangings, burnings, acid attacks, rapes, child abuse… the list goes on and on and on…
All in the name of religion.
LINKS (better visit you local library for this one)
The Art of Subversion in Inquisitorial Spain: Rojas And Delicado – Manuel Da Costa Fontes
Inquisition – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
PS: Did You know The Inquisition still exists…? DS