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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

during the 1500s, did monarchs in Europe really believe in the Bible stories & Jesus?

or were they (along with the Popes) just in on the mass hoax or deception or what is the word for it? (Where you use a mass religion to delude people and as a psychological weapon against intelligentsia?)

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    No, it is a mass hoax, to control the masses. Religion is used to tell other people what to do.

    There are cases in the courts all the time where everyone swears to tell the truth, but people always lie in court and are found guilty. Swearing on the bible should work if they really believed they'd be sent to burn in hell for lying on oath. But every day people lie in court and they did in those days when you could be hung by the neck until dead for the most trivial of offences.

    There has never been a time when people telling the masses what to do followed the same rule themselves. Much like the American TV preachers who have massive wealth and sexual affairs all the time. Even now people pray to their god before going to war to kill and murder people. It was the same then. Kings went to war. Killed each other for wealth and power. There was no freedom for ordinary people, if they didn't go along with the pretence they would be burnt at the stake.

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  • 1 month ago

     Peter Gore Seer,

     No Most Just Used Religion To Gain Slaves, Gold, And Power, Remember Monarchs Were Claiming Alien GOD Had Earlier Hump There  Ancestors, Much Like The Jews, Sex Is Quite The Jewel In There Crown, The Good Old Days, When Orgies Were A Norm.The Bible Claimed Jesus Was Never Away From Brothels.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That's on a case by case basis complicated by adding a need to read minds.

    Whatever you think is fine w/ me. I wouldn't be so presumptuous to make it my call.

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  • 1 month ago

    how else could the Roman catholic church rule in every catholic Country the Inquisition was run bu El pope from Rome

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  • 1 month ago

    Indeed so. It was a superstitious age. 

    Many (possibly most) monarchs went one stage further, believing in the "Divine Right of Kings" - in other words that god had appointed them to be king, and anyone who spoke out against them was not only committing treason, but blasphemy as well.

    Charles I (of England, Scotland and Ireland) still believed this in the 1640's, thereby precipitating a series of civil wars, leading to him having his head chopped off.

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  • 1 month ago

    Of course.  In fact, on of the big things the Pope did was threaten excommunication for monarchs straying from the fold.  Henry VIII was one of the very few that did not change his mind after being excommunicated.  His daughter Elizabeth was one of the few other ones.

    Most European monarchs are believers even today.  The same as their subjects.

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  • PAMELA
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    1 month ago

    Most people were believers in the 1500's.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    no, they just help serve the kool aid

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