5/10/2007 | Share this article:By John W. Loftus
I just watched the first episode of the PBS special, The Secret Files of the Inquisition. The second episode is on tonight (5/10/07), and I highly recommend you watch it. One inquisitor, who went on to become Pope Benedict, told a Jew under interrogation, “convert or die!” These three words echoed down into villages and homes for two centuries. That’s two whole centuries. There was no escape from the power of the church since it reigned exclusively, even over the very ideas people entertained.
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