Another well stated point made. The facts are the facts.
The Crusades were not only a meritorious work, but they were probably the most glorious point in the history of the Christian West. For the first time, not one but many nations rose together, all moved by their glorious Christian Faith, and set up to the re-opening of the then vital link to the umbilical cord of Christianity: the pilgrimage route to Jerusalem. A feat, this, that for economic and logistical effort had no equal in anything after the end of the Roman Empire of the West. A feat more notable because the result of a multinational effort, rather than of a well-oiled, centralised Statual machine.
Were atrocities committed during the Crusades? You bet they were! Show me a war without war crimes and I will show you that you are dreaming. By its nature, war lends itself to abuse by the more violent elements. This is why the…
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