Please read JOSHUA, begining chapter one- and proceed until you find
the Jews being settled in the land that God gave them, it was not easy
picking for the Jews, they had to fight their way to settle on this land.
Strange as it may seem, you will read that God gave intructions to kill
all and get no prisoners. That means women and children too.
There was this one general who violated God's instructions he took prisoners to have them as slaves and God struck him.
Why? God wanted the land purified of pagans- the Jews who were purified
in the Desert for more than 40years , were a new generation of Jews from
those who originally left Egypt. And these pagans who knew and have heard
of God's awesome miracles in Egypt, the parting of the sea and the miracles
God perfromed in the desert, still worship their invented Gods and refused
to heed the God of the Jews.
The CRUSADES, PLEASE ALSO READ THE CATHOLIC STORY, the Catholic church
wrote his own history and no one else- that is from her own point of view.
Just type the crusades and there many you can choose from. And there is one from the Catholic Encyclopedia.
You only printed their side of the story as narrated by this muslim author.
This is only one scenario against hundredths of thousand scenarios of the war to reclaim the Holy Land.
Yes there were brutalities and abuses that occurred,some crusaders fell to the temptation of treasures wine and women. This was not the purpose of why the crusades were conducted.
It had a noble idea on the onset but fell to corruption along the way.
There were good points and bad points - let us leave it to God -afterall
they are all dead and has faced the almighty God in Judgement.
I want you to read both sides of it which I did ,because when I was born
again way back in 1978 , the pastors would always snipe with stories like this you posted.
I started with THE INQUISITIONS, PAPAL, ROMAN AND SPANISH- it was an eye straining exercise and the battles that the Europeans fought against the mighty conquering Ott-Man Empire who wanted to conquer Europe and convert it to Islam. They were always massacered because God will not give his people to them.
You should read the battle of Lepanto - how miraculously the virgin saved
the whole of Europe from a huge Islamic Armada outnumbering the Europeans
3 to 1 on Warships, the battle of Hapzburg in Belgium- a hundred thousand
muslims against less than two thousand Catholics who were able to repulse
And how Romania under Vlad Tepes (Romania now Orthodox and not in communion
with the Pope) a Romanian Prince was helped by Rome to repulse an imminent
How did he do it? He went to a smaller war and captured 20,000 muslims
and he skewered them to the stakes and left them out to bleed and lined them up along the hi-way. The General of the great horde of the main invasion force saw the brutality of this Romanian Prince so he did not bother to invade Romania anymore. They left and went home.
Vlad Tepes was also known as DRACUL "THE IMPALER" - THIS WAS WERE THE STORY
OF DRACULA CAME FROM- THANKS TO THIS FERTILE MINDED BRITISH STORY WRITER AND HE CREATED A STORY WHICH HAS NOW EVOLVED INTO HI-TECH VAMPIRE MOVIES.
Vlad Tepes is a national Hero of Romania- His castles is a tourist site.
It is sometimes featured on horror movies to give color to Vampire Movies.
THE INQUISTION OF SPAIN- Spain was under seige - muslim spies disguised
themselves as Christians were now occupying positions in the MONARCHY OF
QUEEN ISABELA and KING FERDINAND. And surprisingly they were being aided
by the Jews. They were in cahoots. Spain originally was dominated by the MOORS.
Read the Story of El Cid the national hero of Spain- how the 25percent
Catholics of Spain were able to drive out the moors and made it a Christian
Country. Alhambra is a Spanish Speaking province of Spain - but the religion is Islam. Have you noticed Spanish Architecture and Islamic
Architecture are somewhat similar?
Queen Isabela financed the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan to cross the Pacific Ocean- a perilous voyage - He discovered my country, the PHILIPPINES- that is why I am a Christian.
Islam was just at our backdoor the southern part of my country.
Or else my name would have been Abdul or Rashid probably and we would
be debating not as Christians by now but Islam vs Christianity.
Had Europe buckled in to the mighty OTTO-MAN onslaught - America would have
been muslim today.
Now I can not put history into this short writing- it is too tedious.
Oh - about Constantinople- Now Istanbul, the Catholic Church and the Monarchs of Europe were extending their hands to the BYZANTINES -EASTERN
ORTHODOX- help them fight the muslim invaders. But because of pride
they refused and their reason was that their walls were enough and it can
withstand the canons of the OTTOMANS.
The Sultan was having bigger ones made- and it breached the walls and they
fell. And the rest of Turkey fell to the OTTOMAN EMPIRE.
Ephesus now Izmir- also fell. The churches founded by St. Paul and all of Turkey are now Islamic. The Cathedral of St.John the apostles is now
a shrine and he is buried near his Cathedral- Mama Mary went into dormition
in this Place under the care of John. You should see that place and you will notice the altar where John the Apostles was celebrating mass and
baptizing babies too. It is now a shrine granted by the TURKISH GOVERNMENT
because it is written and recorded in their history , the famous visit of
St. Francis of Assisi who was originally planned by his father to be a crusader to the HOLY LAND to earn honor for their family,in Florence italy,
They were the richest in that Place and Francis gave all of these up and lived in rugs and spoiled food and founded one of the biggest Priestly Ordeer in the Catholic Church. He was a STIGMATA. HE HAD THE FIVE WOUNDS OF
The sultan was awed at the miracles that God made through Francis.
He said the God of Francis was greater than his God. Francis was sent
home with many many gifts needed by the poor that the order was taking care
of. Read his story too.
Now what I would like you to do so that you will be fair with yourself
and not us is to get the real story and not the stories that has been
spun out of proportions.
What you have been fed I am sorry to tell you are fantastic lies.
WE have the internet right now- and you are lucky. Way back I had to spend
long hours in libraries and bought expensive books some coming from the USA.
THE UNITED STATES THE POLICE OF THE WHOLE WORLD- THEY GIVE THEIR YOUNG
PEOPLE WHO HAVE GOOD LIVES IN THEIR COUNTRY, AND SOME ARE BROUGHT HOME
IN BODY BAGS-
IN ALMOST ALL THE CATASTROPHIES , WAR , STRIFE ETC ETC THE UNITED STATES
LEADS ALL OTHER NATIONS TO HELP. AND YET THEY ARE NOT EVEN THANKED BUT
SPIT UPON BY THE ONE BEING HELPED.
SADLY THERE ARE SOME SOLDIERS WHO DESTROY THE IMAGE OF THIS WEALTHY BEAUTIFUL AND PROGRESSIVE COUNTRY WHICH GOD HAS PROVIDED SO MUCH TO PROTECT
THE FREE WORLD.
THEY COMMITED THE SAME BRUTALITY AS YOU HAVE PICTURED. THESE ARE THE REALITIES OF WAR JASMINE- THEY WERE COMMITTED BY AN INDIVIDUAL DECISION.
MY TEACHER IN HIGH SCHOOL AN AMERICAN JESUIT PRIEST TAUGHT US THIS STORY NOT PUBLISHED OR MADE A CURRICULUM IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. I STUDIED IN A PRIVATE SCHOOL RUN BY THIS ORDER.
BEFORE SPAIN GAVE UP THIS COUNTRY THE PHILIPPINES - THE AMERICANS WERE
SCOUTING THE STRENGTH OF THE SPANIARDS IN MY COUNTRY.
THEY WENT TO A CENTRAL PROVINCE AND LANDED THERE. IN THE PROCESS AN AMERICAN SCOUT WAS KILLED BY A LOCAL. THE AMERICANS RETALIATED
BY ANNIHILATING THE WHOLE VILLAGE- SEVERAL THOUSANDS DIED.
THERE WAS SO MUCH BRUTALITY- THEY EVEN THREW BABIES IN THE AIR
AND MET THEM WITH BIONETS. THIS IS KNOWN BY THE NAME OF THAT VILLAGE
THE BALANGUIGA MASSACERE- THE EVDIDENCE?
GO TO FORT APACHE- THE HOME OF YOUR SUPER HI-TECH HELICOPTERS
THERE ARE TWIN BELLS DISPLAYED- A RELIC AND OUR TREASURE
EMBOSSED ON THOSE BELLS ARE THE NAME OF THAT TOWN-
SHOULD I SAY MORE JASMINE-
OH WHEN YOU READ THE WHOLE OF IT- TELL ME HOW YOU FELT
AGAINST THIS PEOPLE WHO MISGUIDED YOU FROM THE TRUTH.
YOU KNOW I WAS EVEN MADE TO BELIEVE THAT OUR POPES WERE
BRUTAL POPES- THEY WERE PICTURED AS EXECUTIONERS
HALF WAY OF WHAT I READ- I FOUND OUT THAT THEY WERE CHOPPING BOARDS
OF THE MONARCHS- OR PUNCHING BAGS. ALL THE WAY THEY WERE HELPLESS
AGAINST TYRANT MONARCHS OF EUROPE. ONE POPE HAD TO SEEK REFUGE IN
FRANCE AND IT BECAME A PAPAL SEAT FOR QUITE A TIME- BECAUSE
ITALY WAS WRACKED IN POLITICAL TURMOIL BECAUSE OF WARRING FAMILIES.
BUT NOT OF THEM BUCKLED DOWN.
THOMAS BECKET IN ENGLAND DID NOT BUCKLE DOWN HE WAS CHOPPED TO PIECES
IN FRONT OF THE ALTAR.
SHAKESPEAR A COVERT CATHOLIC I THINK MADE A PLAY OUT THIS , AND I THINK
IT WAS SOMERSET- THAT FAMOUS PLAY
AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR- THE WITNESSES WHO CONNIVED WITH HITLER
DURING THE WAR - CAME OUT AND TALKED TO MUCH AS IF THEY WERE HEROES
DURING THE WAR- THEY DID THIS AND THEY DID THAT.
AUSHWICH (CORRECT MY SPELLING PLEASE) - AND DACHAU THE EXTERMINATING
CAMPS OF HITLER KILLED 25,000 OF OUR PRIESTS AND NUNS MOSTLY FROM POLAND.
READ EUGENIO OF ITALY- HE WAS THE CHIEF RABBI OF THE SYNAGOGUE IN ROME WHEN POPE PIUS 12TH WAS POPE AND HE WITNESSED HOW HALF A MILLION JEWS WERE SAVED BY THIS POPE WHO SPENT ALL HIS INHERITANCE BECAUSE THIS POPE CAME FROM A ROYAL FAMILY.
THIS RABBI CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY AND TOOK ON THE NAME OF EUGENIO-