More Glorious events in US history
Serbs claim they are going directly to Heaven, this is based on the teachings of Paul who wrote Jesus' blood cleansed all past, present, and future sins [even as they kill and rape innocent people on Easter].
We witnessed over the centuries the negative effects of this theory of atonement as we witness it's ungodly effects today.
With these Christians under the assumption that they are saved on faith alone regardless of their horrid actions, in the case of the Serbs [rape, genocide, looting], you have atrocities repeating themselves through out history, with it's root in the Christian atonement theory.
Listed are only events that solely occurred on command of church authorities or were committed in the name of Christianity. (List incomplete)
Emperor Karl (Charlemagne) in 782 had 4500 Saxons, unwilling to convert to Christianity, beheaded. [DO30] Peasants of Steding (Germany) unwilling to pay suffocating church taxes: between 5,000 and 11,000 men, women and children slain 5/27/1234 near Altenesch/Germany. [WW223] Battle of Belgrad 1456: 80,000 Turks slaughtered. [DO235] 15th century Poland: 1019 churches and 17987 villages plundered by Knights of the Order. Victims unknown. [DO30]
16th and 17th century Ireland. English troops "pacified and civilized" Ireland, where only Gaelic "wild Irish", "unreasonable beasts lived without any knowledge of God or good manners, in common of their goods, cattle, women, children and every other thing." One of the more successful soldiers, a certain Humphrey Gilbert, half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh, ordered that "the heddes of all those (of what sort soever thei were) which were killed in the daie, should be cutte off from their bodies... and should bee laied on the ground by eche side of the waie", which effort to civilize the Irish indeed caused "greate terrour to the people when thei sawe the heddes of their dedde fathers, brothers, children, kinsfolke, and freinds on the grounde". Tens of thousands of Gaelic Irish fell victim to the carnage. [SH99, 225]
First Crusade: 1095 on command of pope Urban II. [WW11-41] Semlin/Hungary 6/24/96 thousands slain. Wieselburg/Hungary 6/12/96 thousands. [WW23] 9/9/96-9/26/96 Nikaia, Xerigordon (then turkish), thousands respectively. [WW25-27] Until Jan 1098 a total of 40 capital cities and 200 castles conquered (number of slain unknown) [WW30] after 6/3/98 Antiochia (then Turkish) conquered, between 10,000 and 60,000 slain. 6/28/98 100,000 Turks (incl. women & children) killed. [WW32-35]
Here the Christians "did no other harm to the women found in [the enemy's] tents - save that they ran their lances through their bellies," according to Christian chronicler Fulcher of Chartres. [EC60]
Marra (Maraat an-numan) 12/11/98 thousands killed. Because of the subsequent famine "the already stinking corpses of the enemies were eaten by the Christians" said chronicler Albert Aquensis. [WW36] Jerusalem conquered 7/15/1099 more than 60,000 victims (Jewish, Muslim, men, women, children). [WW37-40]
(In the words of one witness: "there [in front of Solomon's temple] was such a carnage that our people were wading ankle-deep in the blood of our foes", and after that "happily and crying for joy our people marched to our Saviour's tomb, to honour it and to pay off our debt of gratitude")
The Archbishop of Tyre, eye-witness, wrote: "It was impossible to look upon the vast numbers of the slain without horror; everywhere lay fragments of human bodies, and the very ground was covered with the blood of the slain. It was not alone the spectacle of headless bodies and mutilated limbs strewn in all directions that roused the horror of all who looked upon them. Still more dreadful was it to gaze upon the victors themselves, dripping with blood from head to foot, an ominous sight which brought terror to all who met them. It is reported that within the Temple enclosure alone about ten thousand infidels perished." [TG79] Christian chronicler Eckehard of Aura noted that "even the following summer in all of palestine the air was polluted by the stench of decomposition". One million victims of the first crusade alone. [WW41] Battle of Askalon, 8/12/1099. 200,000 heathens slaughtered "in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ". [WW45] Fourth crusade: 4/12/1204 Constantinople sacked, number of victims unknown, numerous thousands, many of them Christian. [WW141-148] Rest of Crusades in less detail: until the fall of Akkon 1291 probably 20 million victims (in the Holy land and Arab/Turkish areas alone). [WW224]
(I feel sick ...) this goes on and on, century after century, right into the kilns of Auschwitz.
Beginning with Columbus (a former slave trader and would-be Holy Crusader) the conquest of the New World began, as usual understood as a means to propagate Christianity. Within hours of landfall on the first inhabited island he encountered in the Caribbean, Columbus seized and carried off six native people who, he said, "ought to be good servants ... [and] would easily be made Christians, because it seemed to me that they belonged to no religion." [SH200]
While Columbus described the Indians as "idolators" and "slaves, as many as [the Crown] shall order," his pal Michele de Cuneo, Italian nobleman, referred to the natives as "beasts" because "they eat when they are hungry," and made love "openly whenever they feel like it." [SH204-205]
On every island he set foot on, Columbus planted a cross, "making the declarations that are required" - the requerimiento - to claim the ownership for his Catholic patrons in Spain. And "nobody objected." If the Indians refused or delayed their acceptance (or understanding), the requerimiento continued:
"I certify to you that, with the help of God, we shall powerfully enter in your country and shall make war against you ... and shall subject you to the yoke and obedience of the Church ... and shall do you all mischief that we can, as to vassals who do not obey and refuse to receive their lord and resist and contradict him." [SH66]
Diem saw to it that U.S. aid, food, technical and general assistance was given to Catholics alone, Buddhist individuals and villages were ignored or had to pay for the food aids which were given to Catholics for free. The only religious denomination to be supported was Roman Catholicism.
The Vietnamese McCarthyism turned even more vicious than its American counterpart. By 1956 Diem promulgated a presidential order which read:
To support this kind of government in the next decade thousands of American GI's lost their life.
In connection with these events again and
again two Benedictine nuns are mentioned, both of whom have fled into a
Belgian monastery in the meantime to avoid prosecution. According to survivors
one of them called the Hutu killers and led them to several thousand people
who had sought shelter in her monastery. By force the doomed were driven out
of the churchyard and were murdered in the presence of the nun right in front
of the gate. The other one is also reported to have directly cooperated with
the murderers of the Hutu militia. In her case again witnesses report that she
watched the slaughtering of people in cold blood and without showing response.
She is even accused of having procured some petrol used by the killers to set
on fire and burn their victims alive..." [S2]
Estimates on the number of executed witches:
N.Cohn, Europe's Inner Demons: An Enquiry Inspired by the Great Witch Hunt, Frogmore 1976, 253.
R.H.Robbins, The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology, New York 1959, 180.
J.B.Russell, Witchcraft in the Middle Ages, Ithaca/NY 1972, 39.
H.Zwetsloot, Friedrich Spee und die Hexenprozesse, Trier 1954, 56.
We have today the Christian Serbs, yesterday we had the Christian Nazis, before that the Christian colonists, the Chrsitian crusaders, on and on, all believed their cold blooded murders will not effect their entrance directly into heaven.
I believe these Christians never read the Bible, I believe they only followed false teachings of their church without ever reading what Christ who was sent by God stated regarding Salvation, which in summary states; "If you love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15)
Here we see these Christians are disgusted with Jesus; "Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." (Matthew 5:38-39)
These Christians do not turn the other cheek to their enemies [innocent young girls] , instead the these Christians [today the Serbs] grab these girls by the cheeks and _rape_ them, and steal their innocence.
Jesus offered a kind method of atonement by stating; "forgive, and ye shall be forgiven" (Luke 6:37) and "But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses." (Mark 11:25-26)
Rather than the Christians obeying the advise of Jesus, for every one Christian, ten innocent children are killed by the by these church followers.
These Christians obviously do the opposite of what the Messiah taught; "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." (Matthew 5:43-45)
These Christians give the true meaning of [anti-Christ] fore they do the reverse of what Jesus teaches .
These Christian , are dragging Christianity to a new low in the History of Christian Atrocities.
These Christians Hate Jesus more than any group of people world wide because they openly, publicly and proudly spit on the commandments of Jesus; "Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal" (Matthew 19:18)
In conclusion, Christ whispered gently; "If you love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15)