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Sunday, September 17, 2006

What does "mentality of the Crusades" mean anyway?

I'm not sure what they mean when they say that. I know what the Crusades were meant to be by Pope Urban II when he called for it, at least based on his own words, and I'm not oblivious to the disaster that came from the enterprise, including the betrayal of its objectives by many leaders of the Crusades. But when people dennounce the Crusades -- and usually it's secular anti-Christians or anti-Catholics who do so, associating it with Mussolini and Hitler, I get the feeling that they don't know what they're talking about.

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