fix articles 157416, crusades
A Bavarian Provocation (tags)
Violence was and is not the prerogative of any single religion as the continuing Israeli occupation of Palestine demonstrates. During the Cold War the Vatican, with rare exceptions, supported the imperial wars. Both sides were blessed during the First and Second World wars; the US Cardinal Spellman was a leading warrior in the battles to destroy Communism during the Korean and Vietnam wars. The Vatican later punished the liberation theologists and peasant-priests in Latin America. Some were excommunicated.
The Battle of the Elect (tags)
The Iraq war involves a western ideology about a profane crusade - armed with a pseudo-theology and the same misuse of the Bible as a thousand years ago. According to the New Testament, an unconditional non-aggression to the end of time is in effect.
The Price for Presidential Omnipotence (tags)
The ground rules have again been set for another Holy Crusade that may take generations to resolve in a peaceful manner.. Viewed in the light of their original purpose, the Crusades were failures.