The Inquisitors were ruthless as they were convinced that they were fighting with the powers of darkness for the prisoners soul. For the victim to die unrepentant was a victory for the devil. One of the most terrible of them was Conrad of Marburg who from 1227 until 1233 created a reign of terror in Germany unequalled until the advent of Hitler.
It is astonishing that the Inquisitors, many of whom were sincere and intelligent men, never seemed to realize that the accused would usually admit to anything under torture. As the accused had no conception of what crime he was supposed to have committed, he would often beg the Inquisitors to tell him so he could confess. This was never done because the Inquisitors wished the confession to be “voluntary.” A clerk was always employed to take down a transcript of the accused’s testimony during the torture, and here is part of such a transcript, describing the torture of a woman in Toledo during the 16th century. The women was accused of having worn clean underwear of a Saturday. This day being the Jewish Sabbath, it was charged that she was a secret Jew. The various Inquisitorial groups were in competition with each other to produce the greatest number of heretics and, lastly, one third of a convicted heretics possessions went to the accuser, one third to the state, and one third to the Inquisitor. Under such circumstances, there was strong temptation to consider anyone accused a being guilty.
The inquisitors failed to realize that the very ferocity of their methods drove people to such a state of desperation that they would commit any crime in an effort to strike back at their persecutors. During the 16th century persecutions in the Netherlands, a half crazed fanatic named Bertrand le Blas attacked a religious procession and, seizing the Pyx, flung it on the ground while screaming blasphemies. With an iron gag thrust in his mouth, Le Blas was dragged to the market place on a hurdle. His tongue was torn out, his right hand and foot were twisted off with red hot tongs, a hook was run through his body, and then he was swung back and forth over a fire until he roasted to death. As a result, the Dutch insurgent used to cut out the heart of any priest they captured Spaniards were tied together, locked in a cell, and told to use each other for food. Six months later, one survivor was released. The “Sea Beggars,” as the Dutch sailors called themselves, used to strip their prisoners naked, force them to straddle a tightly stretched tarred rope, and then pull them back and forth until they were cut in two. When the beggars captured monks, they used them as living bumpers for the sides of their ships.
Many of the inquisitors were sadists. Many were libidinous monsters. They took such women as they wanted, on trumped up charges of heresy, and kept them for the rest of their days as mistresses. When the French troops captured the city of Aragon, Lieutenant –General M. de Legal ordered the doors of the Inquisition to be opened, and the prisoners, numbering some 400, to be released. “Among these were 60 beautiful young women who appeared to form a seraglio for the 3 principal inquisitors.” One of these ladies had a remarkable story to tell. She related it to the French officer who later became her husband, and to M. Gavin, the author of A Master Key to Popery. I reproduce the account in her own words.
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III
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The Untold History of The White Races Cir. 700 – 1700 a.d.
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Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III is divided into 2 parts. The First part of this volume goes over The Catholic Church’s history during the Dark Ages & Medieval Times. These are a some of the things that are discussed: The Castrati (Castrated Boy Choir), Holy Blood & Organs, Jesus’s Holy Prepuce (Foreskin), The Penance & Anathema, The Fish Bishop, Saints that Levitate, The Incorruptible Saints, The Nun Manias, All Religious Holidays explained, The Heretics: The Luciferians, The Spanish Inquisition. The Second half of this book is a focus on the art of the times. These are the subjects reviewed: Monsters & Gargoyles, Castles & Knight Armory, More on Medicine & Magic, More on Werewolves, Demons & Hell, Over 100 Different Black Madonnas & Moorish Saints, The Catacomb Bone Churches, The Bejewelled Saints, Aliens, Astrology & Alchemy………………….
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