Friday, November 3, 2017

Fact of the Day: Northern Crusades

The Northern Crusades were a series of wars taken by the Catholic Church against the pagan communities of the Baltic, Finnish, and West Slavic people. They made the regions "Christian" through force. 

9 comments:

Christine said...

Wow interesting.

RO said...

By force? Wow! Hugs...RO

Pat Hatt said...

What? It wasn't God? Gotta love religion.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The sword of Christ.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Funny that all these years I didn't think they were done under the Roman Catholic flag.

stephen Hayes said...

Sometimes I wonder if organized religion is more destructive than beneficial.

Martha said...

A terrible time. So much sadistic violence in the name of Christ.

JACKIESUE said...

yeah, I had one of God's handmaidens knocking on the door spreading the word of the bible..I was less than pagan nice..but that's what you get for knocking on my door at 9 a.m. and catching me in my drawers

Fundy Blue said...

Religion has always been about power.