Saturday, April 2, 2011

What Do We Know About the Crusades?

I've been wanting to research the Crusades for awhile now. It seems most of what we hear about is how wicked, evil Christians set out to destroy the poor peaceful Muslims. But is this true? Or is this just political propaganda?

At the Theology Facebook Page they posted a link to an article dispelling four myths about the Crusades.

  1.  The crusades represented an unprovoked attack by Western Christians on the Muslim world.
  2. Western Christians went on crusade because their greed led them to plunder Muslims in order to get rich.
  3. Crusaders were a cynical lot who did not really believe their own religious propaganda; rather, they had ulterior, materialistic motives.
  4. The crusades taught Muslims to hate and attack Christians.
Get the rest of the story here.
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