Mon Jan 9th, 2023 at 11:49:58 AM EST
Centuries of protecting the Family "Jewels" -- see definition by the CIA.
I am far from a Royalty watcher as I believe in a Republic w/o royalty or influence by any religious group or church.
The British tragedy of Prince Harry and American divorcee Meghan is a cry from someone with a traumatic experience of losing a mom, two weeks before his 13th birthday, missing her dearly with too many questions unanswered. The Anglican clan of the palaces, royalty and foot folk shut like a clam and uses the disinformation capabilities to the fullest.
Harry has run into this brick wall, believes he still belongs to the British Royal family, but has long ago been thrown to the wayside in a medieval practice of shunning, also defined as psychological bullying.
From Monks and Friars ...
Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England | Gutenberg Press |
My personal interpretation of some brief history of religious rivalry, a Hundred Years' War and mainly un-Christian acts of violence, torture and ruthlessness. Basic elements can be seen in society and culture today .... the elite as conservationists of a fallacy of exceptionalism that has led to genocide many times over. Dissenters are hung to dry ... in least violent way. Censorship, outcast and disinformation ... rallying the believers.
Personally as a boy I lived as a practicing Catholic in a Protestant neighborhood and witnessed teenage religious clashes between groups. After a truce of some 40 years, my daughter married a [orthodox] Dutch reformed believer. The marriage was blessed in a beautiful setting of an Ecumenical celebration of mass in the medieval university city of Leiden. The overtly narcissistic behaviour of the man started during pregnancy, the foetus was his "possession" and the resulting PPDS ended in divorce as his mother considered illness a punishment from god and her son should separate and take the child. Strict authoritarian behavior of the father with keeping his role as superior leads very often to mental illness by the partner. Works both ways, more often with the male as perpetrator though. I learned much from the case of the Murder of Laci Peterson in Modesto CA in 2002.
The medieval Church: from dedication to dissent | British Library - the Middle Ages |
The Church was the single most dominant institution in medieval life, its influence pervading almost every aspect of people's lives. Its religious observances gave shape to the calendar; its sacramental rituals marked important moments in an individual's life (including baptism, confirmation, marriage, the eucharist, penance, holy orders and the last rites); and its teachings underpinned mainstream beliefs about ethics, the meaning of life and the afterlife.
The Church aggressively struggled against dissenters within and without: Christians who disagreed with the Church's teachings were considered heretics, and could be physically punished or even killed.
Those of other faiths were also treated harshly. Jews who lived within Christian territories were, at best, tolerated, though episodes of extreme anti-Semitism are numerous; even after Jews were expelled from England by Edward I in 1290, they remained a focus for popular hatred and vilification. The series of Crusades against non-Christians and heretics began in 1095, with an armed mission to the Middle East.
1492 Spain and the Inquisition
See separate posts below ...
Soteriology and American preachers of salvation by wealth
Prosperity Gospel is a problematic issue for the Evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity, and it is so in at least two perspectives. First, it influences the teaching of many preachers who employ this approach to capture new believers on the one hand, and it is sharply criticised by many prominent Evangelical theologians who regard it as a serious heresy, a deception of many Christians, on the other. Second, it is a matter of profound theological question raised from the very core of Christian faith and asking how to find a delicate balance between Jesus' calling to bear the cross and his blessing from the Sermon on the Mount. The most frequent framework is the one that considers the prosperity gospel [related to Health Care Act] as the distortion of the substantial Evangelical tenets, and that stems from the various ideological and sociological processes in the 19th United States.
Losing Continents One At A Time | diary M.A.D. - March 14, 2022 |
Of course the United States of America has declared the Russian Federation and China adversaries and enemy states. There is no doubt about the intention.
The whole swat of Islamic Losing Continents One At A Time nations -1.5 billion- were repeatedly run over by the empire. On the surface there maybe some cooperation, but there are no warm feelings and certainly no common values.
The old colonial empires of Britain, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Portuguese are and will remain close allies. New Europe are vassal or proxy nations of America. The true friends are the Five Eyes white nations, with Israel, Japan and Marshall Islands.
Turkey is undecided and Central Asia are in the influence sphere of Russia and China.
The Monroe doctrine states are a bit undecided and certainly split on their allegiance to the U.S.
plus posts on the Portuguese Inquisition
Holy Toledo! | @BooMan - Aug 14, 2009 |
First published as a comment over at My Left Wing in a diary: Why We Hate the Poor.
Wow, not much has changed in 528 years of cultivating humanity.
Edict of the Expulsion of the Jews (1492)
You know well or ought to know, that whereas we have been informed that in these our kingdoms there were some wicked Christians who Judaized and apostatized from our holy Catholic faith, the great cause of which was interaction between the Jews and these Christians, in the Cortes of Castile-León which we held in the city of Toledo in the past year of one thousand, four hundred and eighty (1480), we ordered the separation of the said Jews in all the cities, towns and villages of our kingdoms and lordships and [commanded] that they be given Jewish quarters and separated places where they should live, hoping that by their separation the situation would remedy itself. Furthermore, we procured and gave orders that Inquisición should be made in our aforementioned kingships and lordships ...
Social-Democrats and Leftists Need to Fight Back
More on the Inquisition from the diaries ...
A history of the 14th century sketches out a judicial process that helps to illuminate some of our current practices.