[quote="Suni_Moon, post:2, topic:223845"]
Well, I can sorta-ish see why you're offended, and I got a kinda UGH feeling reading some of that card.
BUT, this thread does remind me of something...
Bring up the crusades and it always = Catholic bashing around here. O.o
Always. I keep seeing this sorta thing....
But come on.
Christianity HAS had it's low points. Crusades, Inquisition, all sorts of horrible stuff.
Not just Catholics, protestants too.
But why does EVERYONE get their knickers in a twist over it? Once I saw someone on CAF almost act defensive over the crusades. :confused:
When people try to use stuff like that to pin such horrible things on ALL Catholics, present and past, then naturally I take offense.... But otherwise, I really don't get it...
I mean, I'm not attacking anyone, I'd just like an explanation...
At the risk of getting too far afield, let's inject some history here.
Pope Urban II preached the first Crusade in order to alleviate ongoing abuse of Christians and Churches by Moslems.
The secular media likes to portray this as an unprovoked act of barbarism when the Moslems in the years after the death of Mahomet attacked and invaded North Africa, Persia, India, Palestine, Spain, Armenia, Syria and other countries.
There was almost 300 years of abuse by Islam before the first Crusade, not exactly un provoked.
The same "leading lights" that try to spread the 'unprovoked' lie will also try to tell you that the West went on Crusades to make money (the Crusader kingdoms were financial drains on the west, not sources of profit) and that the west was in a "dark age" which is more hoakum.
Who produced these cards?