Monday, August 08, 2005

Proud Moments in Religious Thought and Action - Part Two

Today let's remember Pope Pius V, God's hatchet-man from 1566-1572:

When he was Grand Inquisitor, he sent Catholic troops to kill 2,000 Waldensian Protestants in Calabria in southern Italy.

After becoming pope, he sent Catholic troops to kill Huguenot Protestants in France. He ordered the commander to execute every prisoner taken. The number of those murdered range from 70,000 to 100,000. Among the slain was composer Claude Goudimel. Rotting bodies polluted the rivers for months afterwards, so that no one would eat fish. The Church's reaction was jubilant: all the bells of Rome pealed for a public day of thanksgiving.

Depiction of the slaughter below:

Pius also launched the final crusade against the Muslims in Turkey, sending a Christian naval armada to slaughter thousands in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.

And he intensified the Roman Inquisition, torturing and burning Catholics whose beliefs varied from official dogma.

After his death, he was canonized a saint. He still is venerated by the church. Amen motherfucker.


Blogger Mr Lucky Doubles said...

In the year of Pope Pius V's death, Tycho Brahe witnessed and documented a supernova in the constellation Cassiopeia, single handedly destroying the firmly held religious view that God fixed the stars in eternal and unchangeable position in relation to the center of the universe, Earth.

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