The Albigenses were soon virtually exterminated, 200 being burned at Monstegur in one day. But other sects continued to appear, and so in 1233 a perpetual board of inquiry was established to investigate cases of suspected heresy. As heresy was considered the most terrible of all crimes, this board was permitted to use torture as a standard procedure to discover the truth, a custom that was gradually adopted by the secular courts as well. This church court became known as The Inquisition and was put under the supervision of the Dominicans, or the “Hounds of God” as they came to be called.
The impression left, and it is one which was not altogether uncommon some 70 years ago, is that the Albigensian was a stern old Protestant father, Bible and sword in hand, who defended his hearth and home against the lawless brigands spurred on to attack him by priestly machinations. Nothing, of course, could be further from the truth. The Albigensian was a Satanist, a worshipper of the powers of evil, and he would have found short shrift indeed, fire and the stake, in Puritan England under Cromwell, or in Calvinistic Scotland had his practices been even dimly guessed at by the Kirk. As Dr. Arendzen well says: “Albigensianism was not really a heresy against Christianity and the Catholic Church, it was a revolt against nature, a pestilential perversion of human instinct.”
On the 22 August, 1320, John XXII addressed a Bull from Avignon upon the subject of Witchcraft to the Dominican Cardinal of S. Sabina, William de Laudun, Bishop of Carcassone and Toulouse, to which was added in 1326 the Constitution Super illius specula. Four years later on the 4th of November, 1330, the same Pope issued a Bull Sano nouiter intellect to Bernard de Farges, Archbishop of Narbonne, and his suffragans. The whole of that district had been honeycombed by the sect of the Albigenses of whom Innocent III justly remarked: “They are worse than the Saracens.” Strictly speaking, Albigensianism was not even a Christian heresy, but an extra Christian religion deeply involved with Oriental magic and blasphemous parodies of Holy Mass; in a word, Satanism. When the adherents of this cult had gained sufficient power in a district they did not hesitate to spread their doctrines by fire and sword. The holy Cistercian s. Peter of Castelnau, whom they martyred in 1208, and S. Camelia, put to death by the same ruffians, are both honoured in the Proper of Carcassone. Other similar cases might be cited. The dregs of the heresy were finally driven underground, but they reappear in the form of Witchcraft and the black art.
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