Evolution of the Christian Curse
A brief history of this page: Originally compiled by "ARNOUME", the list was found on the web by me, Buckster, who saved it to hard drive for easier personal reference. When the page was found to be no longer available on the web, I began to host and update it here, with the help of volunteer contributing research editors, some of whom remain anonymous. The original (ancient) HTML code was updated to a more modern CSS code on 05-20-08, making it easier to read and to update as we go forward.
Editing: While going down through the list below, you will find that there are a growing number of updates that include references and resources. You will also find some corrections. The content on this page is a living document, updated as new information becomes available, and it IS an ongoing effort to make it as accurate as possible. Much credit for the recent updates goes to contributing editor and author Hans H. Atrott, whom you will find cited often as you go through the items in the list below. Many thanks to Hans for his tireless research and efforts in this endeavor. If you would like to be a contributing editor, please email email@example.com with your submission or correction, along with resource links to establish it's credibility.
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Alleged life of Christ: despite efficiency of Roman system no records exist of his birth, trial or death, leading many to claim existence concocted.
Alleged ministry of Christ: Jesus accused of "possession by evil spirits" (John 7:20; 10:20); this may explain evil nature of Christian followers over centuries. Amendment: The allegation that Jesus' activity as itinerant preacher (Christians' cant: "ministry") took three years is an unfounded claim for which there is no evidence. According to early Christian desperado Irenaeus (140-202), very early Christian sects, i.e. those who are very closed to the times in which the itinerant preacher juggled his sorceries, taught that there only was one year between Jesus' baptism and condemnation to death.[i] Source: Irenaeus, Against the Heresies, 1:3:3, 2:20:1, 2:22:5, ed. by THE GNOSTIC SOCIETY LIBRARY, on: Source Link, respectively, on: Source Link, last call on 09/22/2007, Capital letters adapted to English orthography. (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Alleged crucifixion of Christ: Christianity becomes first religion with lawfully-convicted felon as god; this may explain criminal behavior of Christian followers over centuries.
Whole generation transpires before first account of Christ's life is written; this raises questions over why it took so long for anyone to write it.
Peter allegedly establishes first church and spreads Christian faith from Jerusalem to Rome where he is allegedly crucified in 67; no evidence proves he existed.
Paul (Saul) of Tarsus allegedly orders destruction of Israel Christian church before converting to Christianity; no evidence proves Paul existed.
(see: Ac 5:1-10). Outside the "New Testament" that are additional Christian accounts on other murders committed by Peter.[i] Details about the murders of Simon Peter see: Source Link, Source Link and Source Link. (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Teachings of Jesus allegedly recorded by Paul despite claims by many scholars that he could not possibly have met Christ.
First Christian Council establishes circumcision and dietary laws borrowed from Hebrew tradition.
complains of the many crimes and the many murders which are lifestyle of the followers of his half-brother (see: Jas 4:2). (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Roman historian Tacitus (55-120) condemns Christians as religion hated for its abominable crimes. (See: Tacitus, Annales, book XV:44 - Latin original text, electronically published, e. g. on: Source Link, last call on: 04/06/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
New Entry: Christians commit an act of terror hitherto unseen in human history by setting fire to Rome, the then capital of the world. They hereby burnt down two third of the city of then two million inhabitants. By this conflagration, Christians caused incomparably more losses of lives than Christianity had in millennia. The abominable atrocity was that Christian desperadoes ridiculously even today try giving the blame for that barbarity and abomination to the Roman emperor. Compared to the present, it would be the equivalent if Islamic terrorists had destroyed two-third of Manhattan and its inhabitants on 09/11/2001, as opposed to 'just' the WTC. See: Gerhard J. BAUDY, Die Braende Roms. Ein apokalyptisches Motiv in der antiken Historiographie, Hildesheim-Zürich-New York (Georg Olms Verlag), 1991. TheologyWeb Campus " Theistic Metaphysics Dept. " Apologetics 301 " Did the Christians burn Rome? - support for a theory, on: Source Link last call on: 04/06/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
First "eyewitness" or "Q" account of Jesus written by gospel author called Mark some 30 years after alleged death of Christ.
Matthew, Luke, John, Revelations, Acts written by "eyewitnesses" of Christ although most scholars claim books written up to 6 generations after Christ's alleged death.
Period during which most scholars agree first Bible "assembled".
Soter I (166-175) becomes first pope to suggest Christians should celebrate Christ's feast day on Sunday (later Easter Sunday).
First great theologian and Greek writer Irenaeus (140-202), Bishop of Lyons, is accused of having adapted or forged John gospel. (Date Correction thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
First heresy council against Montanist sect in Asia Minor.
Bishop Irenaeus compiles first list of biblical writings resembling today's New Testament.
Philosopher Celsus claims Christians "remodeled their gospel from its first written form and reformed it so that they may be able to refute objections" (see: Celsus in: Origen, Eight books of Origen on Celsus, book II:27, electronically published on: Source Link, last call: 05/03/2008). (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Celsus finds doctrine of Incarnation and Crucifixion repugnant and denounces gospel accounts of virgin birth as "fabricated". Celsus in: Origen, Eight books of Origen contra Celsus, book I, chapter 32 on: Source Link , last call on 03/01/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
St Clement of Alexandria (150-215) says "every woman should be filled with shame by the thought that she is a woman".
Christian council, under Victor I (189-199), makes Easter Sunday official day of celebration for Christians in Rome.
Victor I excommunicates Eastern churches for not recognizing or observing Roman Church's official Easter Sunday.
Christians first apply term "New Testament" to early Bible according to church father Tertullian (c160-225).
Tertullian (c160-225) cites rumor Jesus son of prostitute.
Church historian Origen (185-254) cites account Jesus fabricated virgin birth and that Mary committed adultery with Roman soldier called Panthera. Verbatim: "..when she (Mary) was pregnant she was turned out of doors by the carpenter to whom she had been betrothed, as having been guilty of adultery, and that she bore a child to a certain soldier named Panthera."[i] Origen, "Eight books of Origen contra Celsus", I, 32, on: Source Link, last call 09/10/2007. Christian shysters tried ridiculing this account by a Greek pun until in the 20th century a "tombstone of a soldier was found in Bingerbrueck, Germany, inscribed: Tiberius Julius Abdes Pantera of Sidon (ancient city on the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon), aged 62, a soldier of 40 years' service, of the first cohort of archers, lies here." [ii] M.D. Magee, Birth Narratives II, 2004 on: Source Link (last call on 09/06/2007) (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Origen (185-254) cites account Jesus worked as laborer in Egypt and learned magic before claiming God title. Origen, Eight books of Origen contra Celsus, book I, chapter 28 on: Source Link , last call on 03/01/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Origen (185-254) claims few Christians died from Roman persecutions "and only from time to time, and at intervals".
Cyprian (d 258), Bishop of Carthage, accuses Christian leaders of "faking his letters" and other forgeries within church.
Pope Dionysius (260-268) accuses Christian leaders of "faking his own letters just as they had changed the gospels".
Powerful Persian Mithrasian religion almost fades completely in Rome as Christian sects based on Mithraism, Manicheism and Gnosticism take root.
Roman Emperor Constantine (d 337) converts to Christianity to bolster own military power and unite vast and troubled Roman Empire.
Constantine claims Christ appeared to him in dream before battle of Milvian Bridge: becomes church's first protector.
Constantine makes Christianity official religion of Roman Empire: first blood shed over doctrinal differences between Athanasian and Eusebian sects.
Christians condemn all pagan religions as demonic: Constantine authorizes demolition of temples or conversion to Christian shrines. See: Eusebius, The Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine, Book 3, chapter 54-59, electronically published on: Source Link, last call on: 03/28/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Constantine gives Pope Miltiades (311-14) Christian church's first papal palace as gift.
Council of Ancyra denounces worship of Greek nature and moon goddess, Artemis.
Constantine is described as "one of the most abominable butchers and fiends of cruelty that ever lived" after executing own son and boiling wife alive. Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary, article Constantine, see: See: G W Foote & J M Wheeler, Crimes of Christianity, London, Progressive Publishing Company, 1887, Chapter: 2, electronically published on: Source Link, last call on: 03/29/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Constantine defends Christian massacre of pagans in Egypt and Palestine.
Constantine passes law excusing Christian clergy from paying taxes or serving in army: law attracts new priests for wrong reasons.
Alexandrian priest Arius (250-336) poses serious threat to church's tax-exemption status by publicly denouncing divinity of Christ.
Constantine orders Sunday to become public holiday in accordance with Old Testament teachings.
Constantine calls for Christendom's 250 bishops to attend First Nicean Council to settle disputes over nature of Christ and other church doctrine.
Constantine institutes Nicean Creed to unify Christian Incarnation and Resurrection beliefs; Divine Trinity doctrine is approved to attract pluralistic pagans.
Constantine insists on making Jews accountable for Jesus' death in political move to attract more Romans into church.
Constantine orders destruction of temples of Greek love goddess Aphrodite in Jerusalem and Phoenicia.
Constantine becomes Rome's sole emperor and moves seat of Roman Empire to Constantinople (formerly Byzantium).
Constantine steals treasures and statues from Greek pagan temples to decorate Constantinople.
Constantine orders death by crucifixion of magicians and soothsayers in Asia Minor and Palestine.
10,000 Arian Christians are killed for disagreeing with Nicean decision that Jesus is divine being; Arians claim Christ is created being. (thanks to JustSumner for the Correction from 1,000,000 to 10,000)
Constantine sacks pagan temples of Asia Minor and Palestine to furnish churches of Constantinople.
Constantine is baptized on his deathbed.
Julius I sanctions December 25 as Christ's official birth date thereby quashing Roman Feast of Saturnus among other pagan festivities.
Emperor Flavius Julius Constantius orders execution or imprisonment of soothsayers and gentiles.
Constantius launches persecutions against gentiles of Constantinople; famous orator Libanius is condemned as "magician".
Constantius orders closure of all pagan temples in Christendom and that some are profaned by being turned into brothels.
Bishops become exempt from being tried in secular courts resulting in rampant corruption after church becomes law unto itself. (See: G W Foote & J M Wheeler, Crimes of Christianity, chapter: 1, London, 1887, electronically published on: Source Link - 03/23/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Constantius orders death penalty for all forms of worship involving idolatry or sacrifices.
Constantius bans all forms of divination, excluding astrology.
Christianity's first death camp is established at Skythopolis, Syria; 1000s of gentiles are exterminated over 30 year period.
Council of Laodicea names 26 New Testament books as "inspired word of God"; Book of Revelation is excluded.
Council of Laodicea decrees death for Christians who keep seventh day Sabbath.
Emperor Flavius Jovianus orders burning of Library of Antioch.
3 Imperial edicts order confiscation of all pagan temple properties and punishment by death for participation in any form of pagan ritual.
Imperial edict forbids any gentile or non-Christian officer from commanding Christian soldiers.
Damasus I (366-383) hires thugs to massacre rival Ursinians (Liberians).See: Richard Baxter,Treatise on Episcopacy, p. 24, or: G W Foote & J M Wheeler, Crimes of Christianity, London, Progessive Publishing Company, 1887, Chapter: 2, electronically published on: Source Link, last call on: 03/29/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Damasus I makes it heresy to question nature of Christ and other doctrinal points as decreed at Nicea.
Emperor Valens orders widespread persecution of gentiles throughout Eastern Europe.
Philosopher Simonides is burned alive while philosopher Maximus is decapitated.
Emperor Valens orders extermination of Hellenes in Asia Minor.
Emperor Valens orders extermination of Manichaean Christian sect for preaching non-Nicean doctrines; numerous thousands persecuted over 70 year period.
Emperor Flavius Theodosius declares Christianity official religion of Roman Empire.
Theodosius reinforces Damasus I's decree and makes it illegal for believers to question church doctrine.
Theodosius condemns unbelievers as "demented and insane" and orders they "be smitten first by divine vengeance and secondly by retribution of our own initiative".
Council of Theodosius at Constantinople declares Jesus had truly human soul.
Christians turn Constantinople's Temple of Aphrodite into brothel and Temple of Artemis into stables.
Hallelu-jah "glory to Yahweh" introduced to Christian mass.
Jerome (342-420) presents Pope Damasus I with new Latin gospels, claiming "originals lost".
Jerome reinforces sexual repression by preaching that "a husband commits a sin if he enjoys sex with his wife too much".
Damasus I is convicted of adultery by 44 bishops but has case overthrown after church patron Emperor Gratian intervenes.
Ascetic leader Priscillian and 6 followers are beheaded by bishops of Trier, Germany, for doubting Trinity and Resurrection. (See: G W Foote & J M Wheeler >> Crimes of Christianity , chapter: 2, on: Source Link, last call on: 03/29/2008. (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Christians destroy pagan temples: "If (Christians) hear of a place with something worth raping away, they immediately claim someone is making sacrifices there".
Emperor Theodosius introduces law prohibiting discussion of religious doctrine outside church.
Great library of Alexandria, described as centre of Western Culture, is destroyed by Christian mobs; 700,000 ancient rolls are burned.
Theodosius outlaws all non-Christian calendars.
Theodosius prohibits visits to pagan temples and even merely looking at pagan statues becomes criminal offence. See: Milman's History of Christianity, vol. iii., 64. Gibbon, Chap. xxviii or: G W Foote & J M Wheeler, Crimes of Christianity, London, Progessive Publishing Company, 1887, Chapter: 2, electronically published on: Source Link, last call on: 03/29/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Theodosius introduces law making paganism criminal offence and orders banning of pagan events including Olympic Games. (See: G W Foote & J M Wheeler >> Crimes of Christianity , chapter: 2, on: Source Link, last call on: 03/29/2008. (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Emperor Flavius Arcadius orders paganism to be treated as high treason; few remaining priests are imprisoned.
Emperor Arcadius orders destruction of almost all pagan temples.
Fourth Council of Carthage forbids bishops from reading pagan books.
John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople (398-403), quotes Titus 2:9-10 to support slavery: "The slave should be resigned to his lot; "in obeying his master he is obeying God".
Chrysostom calls on wealthy Christian women to help fund his crusades throughout Palestine.
St Augustine of Hippo (354-430) orders massacre of 100s of pagans at Calama, Algeria, after his Christian conversion in 386.
Augustine begins writing City of God where he claims: "slavery is now penal in character and planned by that law which commands the preservation of the natural order and forbids disturbance".
Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria (376-444), executes pagan philosopher Hypatia (375-415) for being woman going against God's will by teaching men; Christian mob parades her mutilated body through Alexandrian streets. See: Sue Toohey, The important life & tragic death of Hypatia, by2003, on: Source Link , last call. 04/01/2008 and also K.Deschner, Opus Diaboli, Reinbek 1987, p. 19-25 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Cyril has all Jews expelled from Alexandria; North African pagan priests are hunted down and crucified or burned alive.
Christian inquisitor Hypatius, "Sword of God", exterminates few remaining gentiles of Bithynia.
Edict introduced in Constantinople makes it illegal for non-Christians to hold positions as judges, army officers or public employees.
African Bishop Alypius offers bribe of 80 Numidian stallions for church to accept Augustine's doctrine of original sin into its teachings.
Augustine's doctrine of original sin is accepted along with his teaching that anyone who does not choose to follow Christ is damned for all eternity.
Church engineers complete control over education; reading and writing are restricted only to potential priests and knowledge outside church is suppressed.
"There was a time when religion ruled the world; it is known as the Dark Ages" - Ruth Hurmence Green (1915-81).
Advances in Greek and Roman medicine and hygiene are declared heretical; plague sweeps Europe resulting in huge casualties.
Roads, aqueducts, heating, indoor plumbing and other technology invented by Greeks and Romans disappear as church power increases during Dark Ages.
History is rewritten by church fathers claiming world is only 5000 years old.
Science is pushed back 2000 years; Pythagoras' idea earth revolves around sun (600BC) is banned by church even when reintroduced by Copernicus in 1600s; Aristarchus' heliocentric theory (300BC) is banned by church until reintroduced by Galileo in 1600s.
Christians persecute pagans of Athens before sacking Temple of Athena (Parthenon).
Council of Ephesus decrees Mary may be officially worshiped as Mother of God.
St Patrick (390-461) begins Christian mission in Ireland.
Sixtus III (432-440) is charged with seducing nun but escapes death sentence by telling biblical tale of woman caught in adultery.
Law is introduced threatening heretics in Roman Empire with death.
Pagan worship becomes illegal in Rome: only Christianity and Judaism are permitted to exist; remaining pagan temples are destroyed or converted to Christian churches.
Intermarriage between Christian and Jew becomes illegal; women convicted of crime are charged with adultery and sentenced to death.
Christian mobs destroy monuments, altars and temples of Athens, Olympia and other Greek cities.
Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, orders expulsion of all Jews from Egypt.
First council of Toledo ratifies Devil as "a large black monstrous apparition with horns on his head, cloven hoofs ... an immense phallus and sulphurous smell".
Theodosius II (401-450) orders burning of all non-Christian books. Update: Among others, the book of famous ancient Greek philosopher Porphyry 232/3-304, "kata Christianos" (against the Christians) calling Christian gospels "no reports of occurrences but sheer contrivances." (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Resurrection of Christ described by author attributed to Mark is accepted into Bible almost 400 years after time allegedly written.
Theodore of Cyrrhus claims there are at least 200 different gospels in his own diocese; this raises questions concerning why Irenaeus chose only four.
Council of Chalcedon declares Jesus has two natures: one human, one divine.
Nestorian sect led by Nestorius of Constantinople declares Mary not mother of God.
Eastern (Greek) Church breaks from Western (Roman) Church after denying divine paternity of Christ.
Pagans driven underground by Christians in Alexandria are flushed out, tortured and executed.
Armenian Church breaks from Eastern and Western churches.
Clovis converts to Christianity and becomes first King of the Franks (West Germans).
Estimated 500 Germanic tribes convert to Christianity under Frankish King Clovis.
Christian Franks become most powerful Christian nation in Europe.
Pagan concept of incense burning is introduced to Christian services.
Christian philosopher Anicius Boethius (480-524) writes in The Consolation of Philosophy that "woman is a temple built upon a sewer.
Council of Macon votes on whether women have souls.
Rite of baptism, stolen from several pagan religions, becomes mandatory in Christian religion.
Emperor Anastasius of Constantinople orders massacre of gentiles in Arabian city of Zoara.
Emperor Justinianus orders execution of diviners by fire, crucifixion or tearing to pieces by iron nails or wild beasts.
Justinian the Great closes Athens' famous 1000-year-old School of Philosophy, declaring it paganistic and threatening to Christian thought.
Inquisitor Ioannis Asiacus leads crusade against Asia Minor gentiles; 99 churches and 12 monasteries are built on sites of demolished pagan temples.
North Africa is captured by Belisarius; becomes Roman Catholic province.
Malta becomes Roman Catholic province.
War between Roman Catholic Church and Persia.
Millions of people die during plague which sweeps northward from Egypt and Syria; European population is halved and Roman Empire never recovers.
Church leaders claim plague is God's punishment for not obeying church authority; thousands flock into churches in desperation to be "saved".
Inquisitor Ioannis Asiacus puts 100s of gentiles to death in Constantinople.
Eastern Bible is translated into medieval Greek resulting in much "smoothing and conflation".
St David converts Wales to Christianity.
Ancient fertility symbol - cross/crucifix - becomes official Christian symbol.
Vigilius (537-55) becomes first pope excommunicated after conspiring with Justinian and Theodora to kill Pope Silverius (536-37).
Emperor Justinianus orders inquisitor Amantius to find, arrest, torture and exterminate remaining gentiles at Antioch.
Christian inquisitors hunt down, arrest, torture and execute Greek gentiles (Hellenes) across Europe.
Members of Antioch Temple of Zeus sect are thrown to lions or crucified by Christians before their bodies are dragged through Constantinople streets and thrown in city dump.
Emperor Mauricius launches new persecutions against Greek gentiles.
Visigoths of Spain convert to Christianity.
Lombards of Italy convert to Christianity.
100s of patrons are deceived into purchasing expensive relics Gregory I (590-604) claims belonged to saints; many scholars now claim these saints never existed.
Gregory I, or Gregory the Great, sends out order compelling bishops to desist from "wicked labour" of teaching grammar and Latin to lay people.
Gregory condemns education for all but clergy resulting in society remaining illiterate for almost 1000 years.
Gregory forbids laypeople from reading Bible and orders burning of Palatine Apollo library so its secular literature would not distract religious.
Christian authorities launch new wave of torture and executions in response to perceived pagan conspiracies in Eastern Europe.
Many ancient Roman statues, marbles and mosaics are destroyed or turned into lime under Gregory the Great or used to adorn Christian churches and cathedrals.
Gregory I introduces celibacy edict to prevent property from passing from church to possible wives, families or mistresses of clergy.
6000 babies are found murdered in pond outside Gregory's Lateran palace after celibacy edict is introduced by Gregory I.
Plague ends and church moves to dominate field of medicine; Christian monks are taught "bleeding" techniques to prevent toxic imbalances and restore humors.
Tens of thousands die each year by bleeding until practice ends in 16th century.
St Augustine of Canterbury is sent to convert Britain to Christianity.
Christianisation of England begins.
Council of Constantinople condemns monothelitism as heretics for believing there is only one will or nature in Christ.
Honorius I (625-638) becomes first heretic pope after Leo X accuses him of teaching Christ as "divine only" amid church claims he was "divine and human". Correction: It was Pope Leo II (not Leo X) enumerating him in a list of heretics starting with Arius. (Everything else is correct). Amendment: This even is very, very crucial of Catholic deceit and therefore mostly played down by Catholic officials. Condemning a former pope as heretic means firstly that at that time when Honorius became condemned as heretic and as long as he was, there was no belief in infallibility of the popes. If the pope is infallible, he cannot be a heretics but on this condition, those who call him heretic are heretics. I.e. "infallibility of the pope" is a modern Catholic fabrication. Secondly, this was a crucial issue of the first Vatican council, which enacted "infallibility" of the popes. Giving the gist, Catholic council of Vaticanum I said that Honorius was no heretic but only imprudently couched doctrines. However, hereby the Catholic council worsened the problem. After Leo II until the middle of the 11th century, i.e. for about 350 years, when being inaugurated into their office at the graves of the apostles all popes had to proclaim a credo condemning the heresies of Sergios, Pyrrhos, Paul and Peter of Constantinople and that one of Honorius. Consequently, if "infallible" Honorius I was not mistaken, then about 50 "infallible" popes were mistaken and if not mistaken, then they were perjurers. (See: Ed. By Ernesto Grassi, Johannes Haller, Das Papsttum - Idee und Wirklichkeit (The Papacy - Idea and Reality), Reinbeck (rde Bd. 221/222) 1965, vo. 1, p. 249- 250). (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
King Edwin of Northumbria founds Edinburgh and begins Christianization of Scotland.
Christians under Emperor Heraclius defeat Persians at Ninevah.
Arab prophet Mohammed (b c570) captures Mecca and writes to world rulers explaining Islam.
Heraclius recovers Jerusalem from Persians.
East Anglia is Christianized.
Mohammed establishes Islam as official Arab religion; rise of Muslims.
Nestorian mission to China.
Wessex is Christianized.
Southern Irish Church submits to Roman Catholicism.
Muslims conquer Jerusalem.
Christians destroy Gnostic Basilides, Porphyry's 36 volumes, writings of 27 mystery schools and 270,000 documents collected by Ptolemy Philadelphus. Update: According to early Christian author Hippolytus of Rome (3rd century) ancient Alexandrian philosopher Basilides (about 85 until 145) and his son Isidorus said "that Matthias communicated to them secret discourses, which, I being specially instructed, he heard from the Saviour." (Hippolytus of Rome, The Refutation of All Heresies, [TRANSLATED BY THE REV. J. H. MACMAHON, M.A.], Book: VII, Chapter: 8 - Source Link, 2001, last call on: 01/22/2008). According to early Christian desperado Irenaeus (about 140 - 202) Christian "apostle" Matthias told them that Jesus "did not himself suffer death, but Simon, a certain man of Cyrene..." (Irenaeus, Against the Heresies, 1:24:6, on: Source Link, last call 09/22/2007). Consequently, the Christians had "good case" for burning all the books, in particular, of the Basilideans. The latter debunk crucifixion of Jesus "Christ" and the Christianity's hardcore of "vicarious suffering" and "vicarious atonement" as abominable deceit (canting shame and disgrace of a death penalty convict). The knowledge that Jesus "Christ" did not suffer and die on the cross but a stuntman of his still is known to Islamic prophet Muhammad (see: Koran, Su 4:157). Muhammad lived from 570 - 632. He says that someone was hanged on the cross who looked similar to Jesus but certainly it was not Jesus who hanged (see: ibidem). The corresponding literature of the Basilideans existed during the whole life of Muhammad. It is to assume that 8 years after Muhammad's death, the Christians burnt the books of Basilides in order to get rid of their most vulnerable issue regarding the new rival (Islam). (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Period between destruction of Library of Alexandria and first complete English translation of Bible.
Synod of Whitby sets date of Easter for Roman Catholic Church.
Earliest translation of parts of Bible into English vernacular.
Fifth council of Toledo orders enslavement of Jews, their property confiscated and children forcibly baptized. (See: K.H. Deschner, K. H.Deschner, Abermals kraehte der Hahn, Stuttgart 1962, p. 445, see also: islamkristen, ibidem (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Western or Roman Church by 700 is divided into four political realms.
Spain is ruled by Christian Visigoths until their fall in 711-713 to Islamic Moors.
England is ruled by Anglo-Saxons.
Gaul is ruled by Franks.
Italy is ruled primarily by Lombards.
Mission to Germans is launched.
Donation of Constantine, "religion's most spectacular forgery," is used by Stephen II (752) to "prove" territorial and jurisdictional claims to Pepin.
Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne (c742-814) beheads 4500 Saxon rebels in one morning for refusing to convert to Christianity. See: William Manchester "A World Lit Only by Fire- The Medieval Mind and The Renaissance". Little, Brown & Company, 1992 , or on: http://dim.com/~randl/tinq.htm">Source Link last call on: 03/11/2008 (See: K. H. Deschner, Opus Diaboli, Reinbek 1987., p. 30, mentioned also on: [islamkristen] Fwd: Christian crimes against humanity throughout history, on: Source Link , last call on: 04/25/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Pope Leo III (795-816) declares Charlemagne Universal Emperor.
King Alfred translates several Bible books into English vernacular.
Sergius III (904-911) murders predecessor Leo V (903) and establishes infamous "papal pornocracy"; he is described as "the most wicked of men".
Church officially denies witches can fly although thousands later will be consigned to flames based on charges they can.
XI (931-935) develops reputation as "debauchee" who courted "beastly women" and "sat in the Chair of Peter during its deepest humiliation".
Hungary is Christianized.
John XII (955-966) develops reputation as murderer and adulterer; reign becomes so dissolute that Lateran spoken of as brothel.
Benedict V (964) develops reputation as thief and adulterer; later described as "the most iniquitous of all the monsters of ungodliness".
John XIII (965-972) becomes adulterer hated by laypeople; turns Lateran into stews before being murdered by husband who catches him in bed with wife.
Poland is Christianized.
Benedict VI (973-974), born illegitimate son of monk, is strangled for his wickedness after permitting women to be raped under his pontificate.
Boniface VII (984-985) allegedly murders predecessor to ascend throne; is later described as "horrid monster" who "in criminality, surpassed all the rest of mankind".
Russia is Christianized.
Millennium terror results in people donating money, houses and land to church in what became "history's most spectacular giveaway".
Bishop of Limoges orders expulsion or execution of Jews from France refusing to convert to Christianity. (See: K. H. Deschner, Abermals kraehte der Hahn, Stuttgart 1962, p. 453 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Benedict VIII (1012-24) assassinates predecessor to ascend throne; Victor III (1086-87) claims he committed "rapes, murders and other unspeakable acts".
13 heretics are burned at Orleans by King Robert the Pius.
Benedict IX (1032-48) is described as "a demon from Hell disguised as a priest"; allegedly hosts homosexual orgies, sodomises animals and "order murders".
Gregory VI (1045-6) allegedly practices same occult magic which later sends thousands to stake for similar activities.
Celestine II (1143-4) is described as "brutal sadist" after having one Count Jordan strapped naked to scalding iron chair and ordering red-hot crown to be nailed to his head.
Odo (1030-97), Bishop of Bayeux, claims that "to embrace a woman is to embrace a sack of manure".
Split between Eastern and Western churches formalize; Western Church becomes Catholic Church; Eastern Church becomes Orthodox Church.
Catholics consider Orthodox Christians affront to papal authority and condemn them as "Satan's henchmen".
Gregory VII (1073-85) establishes reputation as "a brand of Hell" and "filthy fornicator"; allegedly poisons predecessor Alexander II and 6 bishops.
King Alfonso VI of Castile takes Muslim city of Toledo, plundering its vast treasures; tales of further Muslim riches create desires among Christian leaders to ransack their lands.
Urban II (1088-99) calls for European knights to march on Jerusalem under Christian umbrella to wrest Holy Land from Turkish Muslims. Jews and dark-skinned Christians also targets.
Catholic preacher Peter the Hermit (c1050-1115) leads 1000s of peasants in holy war on Belgrade, chief city of Orthodox Church after Constantinople.
Amid confused fighting, Peter the Hermit's peasant army accidentally slaughters 4,000 Christian residents of Zemun, Yugoslavia.
Scores of German Jews are hacked or burned to death by Christian fanatics who follow goose "blessed by God".
4,000,000 to 7,000,000 Muslims die as Peter the Hermit's peasants follow Christian knights into Jerusalem; crusaders believe killing Muslims "good for soul".
Estimated 12,000 Jews are slaughtered during first crusade; Historian Dagobert Runes estimates 3,500,000 Jews are killed during seven Holy Wars. 1.) (See:Kelsos/Islamkristen, ibidem, referring: S.Eidelberg, The Jews and the Crusaders, Madison 1977) (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Historian H Wollschläger estimates 100,000 Muslims, including women and children, were slaughtered by Christian crusaders at Turkish Antioch. (See: H.Wollschlaeger: Die bewaffneten Wallfahrten gen Jerusalem, Zurich 1973, page 32-35) (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Historian H Wollschläger estimates 1000s were slaughtered by Christian crusaders at Maraat an-numan. (See: H.Wollschlaeger: Die bewaffneten Wallfahrten gen Jerusalem, Zurich 1973, page 36) (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Historian H Wollschläger estimates more than 200,000 were slaughtered "in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ". (See: H.Wollschlaeger: Die bewaffneten Wallfahrten gen Jerusalem, Zurich 1973, page 45) (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Jerusalem taken by crusaders. Historian H Wollschläger estimates more than 60,000 Jewish and Muslim men, women and children were slaughtered by Christians in Jerusalem. (See: H.Wollschlaeger: Die bewaffneten Wallfahrten gen Jerusalem, Zurich 1973, page 37-40) (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Raymond of Aguilers describes Christian capture of Jerusalem: "One rode about everywhere amid the corpses of men and horses". Nicetas Choniates says: "Even the Saracens are merciful and kind compared to these men who bear the cross of Christ on their shoulders". (See: H.Wollschlaeger: Die bewaffneten Wallfahrten gen Jerusalem, Zürich 1973, p. 33) (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Catholic priest Peter Abelard is sentenced to life imprisonment for listing church contradictions in book entitled Yes and No.
Pope Eugenius III (1145-53) calls for holy war on Muslims at Edessa; St Bernard of Clairvaux declares: "The Christian glories in the death of the pagan because thereby Christ himself is glorified".
Historian K Deschner estimates several hundred Jews were slain at Ham, Sully, Carentan and Rameru in France.
38 Jewish leaders in Blois, France, are burned to death in locked wooden shed for refusing to convert to Christianity.
Christian Karakian ruler breaks 2-year peace treaty with King Saladin of Egypt and Assyria (c1137-93) sparking outbreak of war against Franks.
Lucius III (1181-85) establishes procedures for Inquisition.
Saladin recaptures Jerusalem but unlike Christian crusaders of 1099, not one Christian is harmed.
Pope Gregory VIII (1187) declares holy war on Muslims in Jerusalem as well as on pagans, Cathars and Jews in Europe and England; many communities sacked and destroyed.
Estimated 1,000,000 lives are lost during 5 year crusade at hands of people historian E Gibbon describes as "the most stupid and savage refuse of people".
3000 men, women and children are slaughtered outside Acre during third crusade; stomachs are cut open in search for swallowed gems.
Heresy crime wave is triggered after Celestine III permits marriage annulment if either partner is proved heretic.
Innocent III declares "anyone who attempts to construe a personal view of God which conflicts with church dogma must be burned without pity".
Innocent III sanctions bull granting church ownership of all wealth and property belonging to individuals convicted of heresy.
Catholic armies are sent to fight Muslims in Jerusalem but end up fighting themselves; 1000s die as Catholics sack Orthodox Church cities of Constantinople and Zara during crusade described as "total failure".
Innocent III orders sack of Constantinople of which commentators said: "never since the creation of the world had so much booty been taken from a city".
Innocent III sees rape of Constantinople as just punishment for Orthodox Church's refusal to submit to Roman Catholic Church.
Innocent III orders Jews to wear distinctive clothing for easy identification; during Passion Week Jews are refused sale of food in hope of starving them.
Rosary is reportedly given to St Dominic by apparition of Mary.
1,000,000 Albigensians (Cathars) perish in south of France after Innocent III launches holy war described as one of history's most terrible campaigns.
12,000 are slaughtered at Cathedral of St Nazair.
10,000 are executed by Bishop Folque of Toulouse.
20,000 Cathari are slaughtered by Catholic Church commanding legate Arnaud; other chroniclers estimate between 60,000 and 100,000 deaths. (See: H.Wollschlaeger: Die bewaffneten Wallfahrten gen Jerusalem, Zürich 1973, p. 179-181). (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Historian H Wollschläger estimates 1000s were slain by Christian crusaders at Carcassonne. See: H.Wollschlaeger: Die bewaffneten Wallfahrten gen Jerusalem, Zürich 1973, p. 181). (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Agnes, wife of Odo, becomes first English witch charged with sorcery after undergoing ordeal of grasping red-hot poker.
Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) issues bull banning reading of Aristotle in Paris; another bull is issued in 1215. Addendum: Please refer to famous German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831) "Lectures on History of Philosophy" According to Hegel at instigation of the pope, a church synod in Paris in 1209 forbade reading and lecturing on the scriptures of Aristotle. A cardinal (Robert Corceo) came to Paris in order to supervise if the university of Paris abides by this prohibition. In 1231, pope Gregor issued another bull banning reading the writings of Aristotle. (G.W.F. Hegel, Vorlesungen ueber die Geschichte der Philosophie (Lectures on History of Philosophy), second part: Philosophy of the Middle Ages, Leipzig 1971, Vo III, p. 92-93) (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
1000s of children die after they are sent to fight Muslims in belief they would be empowered by God: most die or are sold into slavery during crusade described as "great embarrassment" to church.
England and Ireland become papal fiefs.
English hermit Peter the Wise is accused of treason and sentenced to death after predicting death of King John.
Lateran Council decides on death penalty becoming Canon Law for all cases of heresy. Update: Fourth Lateran Council: Canon 3 on Heresy 1215: Source Link, reference last called up on: 02/21/2008. (Indeed, there is order that "secular authorities.... (have) to exterminate ... all heretics"). (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
King John grants charter at Runnymede recognizing rights of church, barons and freemen.
Catholic Castilian and Aragonese armies unite to battle Turkish Muslims at Las Navas de Tolosa, Spain.
Dominican order established.
Honorius III (1216-1227) allegedly writes one of history's most notorious black magic books, Grimoire of Honorius the Great.
Pope Honorius III (1216-27) launches holy war on Egyptian Muslims which ends in disaster for Christians; numerous lives are lost.
100,000 to 2,000,000 die over 500 years after Gregory establishes first of three Holy Inquisitions in 1232.
Gregory IX (1227-41) declares holy war on Muslims and succeeds in reoccupying Jerusalem as part of temporary peace treaty.
Gregory IX (1227-1241) establishes Holy Office as separate tribunal independent of bishops and prelates.
Gregory IX issues papal bull decreeing burning of heretics and other church enemies as standard penalty.
Holy Inquisition denies right of counsel and replaces common law tradition of "innocent until proven guilty" with "guilty until proven innocent". Update: Already the Fourth Lateran Council on Heresy in 1215 ruled that the "suspected" have "prove their innocence" (see: "Fourth Lateran Council: Canon 3 on Heresy 1215: Source Link, reference last called up on: 02/21/2008.) (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Gregory appoints members of Dominican order to run Holy Inquisition.
35,534 individuals are burned during Inquisition; 18,637 more are burned in effigy while 293,533 receive other Inquisitional punishments.
183 victims are sent to stake in single week by Robert le Bourge.
930 victims have property confiscated, 307 are imprisoned and 42 are burned under Bernard Gui.
Inquisition is established in Toulouse.
Church orders massacre of between 5,000 and 11,000 men, women and children at Altenesch, Germany, for refusing to pay suffocating church taxes.
Historian K Deschner claims 34 Jewish men and women were slain by Christians at Fulda, Germany.
Inquisition is established in Aragon.
Council of Norbonne decrees that all heresy sentences must include mandatory flagellation.
Pope Innocent IV (1243-54) declares disastrous holy war on Egyptian Muslims resulting in capture and imprisonment of St Louis IX of France (1214-70).
Innocent IV (1243-54) sanctions torture for extraction of confessions from heretics.
Historian K Deschner reports extermination of Jewish communities in London, Canterbury, Northampton, Lincoln and Cambridge. . (See: : K. H. Deschner, Opus Diaboli, Reinbek 1987., p. 41, also listed in Islamkristen, ibidem (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Date Shroud of Turin is forged according to 1988 study.
Inquisitional torturers are granted authority to absolve each other from bloodshed by blaming Devil for claiming victims' souls.
Famous Venetian merchant (1254-1324) travels overland to China.
Gregory X (1271-76) issues bull banning discussion of any theological matter outside church.
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) publishes Summa Theologica which lays foundations for witchcraft trials by claiming men and women can have sexual intercourse with demons.
Aquinas promotes gender persecution by describing women as "God's mistake": "Nothing defective should have been produced in the first establishment of things; so women ought not to have been produced then".
Angele, Lady of Labarthe, France, becomes first woman burned for witchcraft after Toulouse Inquisition convicts her of eating babies and having intercourse with Devil.
Estimated 9,000,000 witches, mostly women, are burned by Catholics and Protestants until 1894 when last European witch is executed.
Innocent V becomes first Dominican pope.
Peter, Bishop of Bayeux, France, and his nephew are tried for using sorcery against Philip III.
Khan Kublai Khan.
180 Jews are burned in Munich after rumor spreads that Christian child was bled to death in synagogue.
Historian K Deschner estimates 10,000 Jews were slaughtered my marauding Christians in Bohemia. See: K.Deschner, Opus Diaboli, Reinbek 1987, p 41. (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Muslims recapture last Christian stronghold, Acre, in retaliation for Richard's massacre century earlier.
Boniface VIII (1294-1303) is accused of murder, rape, simony, heresy, atheism and homosexuality; pontificate is described as "one record of evil".
All Jews in Bern, Switzerland are killed or expelled amid claims they had ritually sacrificed Christian children.
Catholicism is established in China.
Boniface VIII (1295-1303) declares every creature is subject to authority of pope. Update: "We declare, say, define, and pronounce that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman pontiff" (BULL "UNAM SANCTAM", 1302). Reference: Source Link (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
6,000 citizens of Palestrina are slaughtered after Boniface VIII orders papal troops to kill all inhabitants of town belonging to rival family.
628 Jews are killed after Nuremburg priest spreads story that Jews drove nails through communion hosts, "thereby crucifying Christ again".
Christian Bavarian knight Rindfleisch destroys 146 Jewish communities in 6 months after hearing rumours communion hosts "had been tortured".
Gerhard Sagarellus of Parma is burned at stake for founding heretical Apostolical sect.
Popes move from Rome to Avignon, France, causing Great Schism from 1378 to 1415, in which first two then three popes claimed Throne of Peter.
Clement V (1305-14) earns reputation as nepotist and pope who helped French King Philip the Fair to seize wealth of Knights Templars on trumped-up charges.
Bishop of Milan orders Dolcino, successor to Gerhard Sagarellas, to be burned along with remaining members of Apostolical sect.
Guichard, Bishop of Troyes, France, is charged with using magic against Philip le Bel and other aristocrats.
Papacy is exiled to Avignon, France.
54 knights are burned by Clement V (1305-14) who later declares he had "no sufficient reason to condemn them".
Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of Knights Templar, is burned alive in Paris.
Alips de Mons and various associates are accused in France of using image magic against Louis X.
John XXII (1316-1334) ascends papal throne to become world's richest man and first pontiff to promote theory of witchcraft.
John XXII sanctions bull allowing heresy charges to be brought against dead people.
John XXII instructs French Inquisition to confiscate all property belonging to blasphemers or dabblers in black arts.
Dante's Divine Comedy is published which places two popes in Hell - Boniface VIII and Nicholas III - along with numerous cardinals.
Irish maid Petronilla de Midia (or Meath), of Kilkenny, becomes first witch burned at stake in Ireland after Bishop of Ossory accuses her of heresies and occult practices.
John XXII sanctions Cum inter nonnullos bull declaring it heresy to suggest Jesus and his apostles owned no property.
John XXII issues bull emphasizing reality of witchcraft and denouncing witches as enemies of Christianity.
German mystic Meister Eckhart (1260-1327) dies heretic after claiming "when the soul recognizes the Kingdom, there is no further need for preaching or instruction".
Former inquisitor Benedict XII (1334-1342) is described as "a Nero" who turned papal palace into "a sewer where is gathered all the filth of the world".
Anne-Marie de Georgel and Catherine Delort are convicted by Toulouse Inquisition of being seduced by Devil, traveling by magic, eating babies and working evil.
Entire Jewish population of Deggendorf, Germany, is burned after stories spread they had defiled communion hosts. (See: K. H. Deschner, Opus Diaboli, Reinbek 1987, p. 41 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Jewish persecution spreads to Bavaria, Austria and Poland where 51 Jewish towns are attacked.
Clement VI (1342-52) is described as "an ecclesiastical Dionysus" who cavorted with mistresses on ermine bedspreads as Black Death swept Europe.
27,000,000 die during Bubonic Plague also called "The Death" which many Christians claim Jews started.
18,600 Jews are killed in 350 separate massacres by Christians believing Jews had started Bubonic Plague. (see: Karl Heinz Deschner, Opus Diaboli, Reinbek 1987, p. 42) (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
10,000 Jews are slaughtered after Christian mobs wielding pitchforks and sickles slash through 80 Jewish communities in Bavaria.
600 Jews are burned as well-poisoners and 140 children are baptized into Christian families at Basel, Switzerland. (see: Karl Heinz Deschner, Opus Diaboli, Reinbek 1987, p. 41) (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
600 Jews are massacred after Catholic flagellants march through Brussels.
2000 Jews are herded into large wooden barn and burned after Christians accuse them of starting Bubonic Plague. (see: Karl Heinz Deschner, Opus Diaboli, Reinbek 1987, p. 41) (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
More Jews are murdered, mostly burned alive, in single year than Christians persecuted by Romans over 200 years. Historian K Deschner reports 350 German Jewish communities attacked. See: K.H. Deschner, Opus Diaboli, Reinbek 1987, p. 41 - 42 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
6000 Jews are massacred in single day by Christians claiming Jews started Bubonic Plague.
Scores of Jews are slaughtered after Catholic flagellants march through Frankfurt.
Church introduces mortuary tax or "succession duty" entitling it to one-third of deceased's estate.
Two popes reign during Great Schism period: one in Rome, one in Avignon; they fight over ideology, practices, politics and leadership.
100 Jews are burned and 500 "mutilated until dead" after claims unnamed Jew broke communion wafer.
2500-5000 inhabitants of Cessna are massacred under future Clement VII for revolting against papal authority; women are raped and children ransomed.
John Wycliffe (1330-1384) supervises English translation of Bible but is condemned after he claims papal authority is ill-founded in Scripture.
John Wycliffe's followers, called Lollards, are captured and either locked in stocks or burned at stake.
Boniface IX (1389-1404) builds reputation as nepotist and murderer who sold papal offices, indulgences and canonizations to highest bidders.
Historian K Deschner estimates 3000 Jews were slaughtered by Christians in Prague. ( See: K.Deschner, Opus Diaboli, Reinbek 1987, p 42). (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Archbishop Martinez of Seville launches Holy War on Jews resulting in 4000 lives lost; 25,000 surviving Jews sold into slavery where archbishop forces those aged over 10 to wear identification badges. (See: K. H. Deschner, Abermals kraehte der Hahn, Stuttgart 1962, p. 454). (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Jehenne de Brigue is burned alive in Paris pig market after using charms for healing and neglecting to say Paternoster on Sundays.
Macette Ruilly is burned alive in Paris pig market after allegedly bewitching her husband so she could conduct affair with local curate.
Church decrees mortal sin not to leave at least 10 per cent of one's estate to church in will.
Council of Oxford forbids translations of Scriptures into vernacular unless approved by Church.
John XXIII (1410-15) is accused of 70 crimes at Council of Constance and is deposed for adultery, incest, atheism and murdering predecessor Alexander V.
Dr John Huss and disciple Jerome are burned alive for denouncing church immorality, corruption and sale of indulgences.
Papacy continues in Rome.
110 women and 57 men are burned alive during witchcraft trials spanning 20 years in Dauphine, France.
Joan of Arc (1412-31) is burned alive for heresy at Rouen after claiming God told her to save France from English invaders.
Vlad "The Impaler", described as Eastern Europe's greatest Christian defender, slaughters 200,000 people, many by impalement, during 3 reigns.
French aristocrat Gilles de Rais (1904-40) is executed after confessing to charges concocted by church leaders bent on seizing his vast wealth.
English aristocrat Eleanor Cobham, Duchess of Gloucester, is sentenced to life imprisonment after being accused of using witchcraft to destroy King.
Oxford scholar Roger Bolingbroke is hanged, drawn and quartered after being accused of using sorcery to destroy King.
First Renaissance pope.
Use of artillery and other firearms begins in Europe and Middle East.
30,000 people are burned as witches by Inquisition between 1450 and 1600.
200,000 or more individuals are burned as witches in Europe and America between 1450 and 1750.
100,000 individuals are burned by Protestants and Catholics in Germany where more trials occur than in any other European country.
30,000 individuals are burned during Catholic Inquisition.
4400 are burned in Protestant Scotland.
1000 are burned in Protestant England.
Dominican inquisitor Nicholas Jacquier (b 1402) confirms witchcraft as heresy in Flail Against the Heresy of Witchcraft thereby justifying European witch hunts.
First Bible printed using moveable type; new technology permits church and inquisitors to spread their poison more easily.
After years of fighting between Catholic and Orthodox Christians, Constantinople finally falls to Turkish Muslims who rename it Istanbul; Byzantine Empire ends.
41 Jews are burned to death by Catholics claiming unnamed Jewish woman had stabbed communion wafer.
100,000 Muslims are slaughtered by Christian crusader Vlad Dracula (1431-1467) in his attempt to defend Christian Europe from Ottoman Turkish Muslims.
Christians slaughter 80,000 Turkish Muslims during Battle of Belgrade. (See: K. H. Deschner, Opus Diaboli, Reinbek 1987. p. 235 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Pius II (1458-64) builds reputation as former pornographic writer who indulged in total sexual freedom and "gloried in own disorders".
5 individuals are tortured, publicly paraded then burned alive at stake in Arras, France, during Catholic Church's first organized witch hunt.
40,000 men and women are killed, many by impalement, after Christian crusader Vlad Dracula (1431-1467) destroys town of Buda, Romania.
Paul II (1464-71) earns reputation as worst Renaissance pope who allegedly dies of heart attack while being sodomised by boy lover.
Sixtus IV earns reputation as incestuous, gay pope who "embodied the utmost possible concentration of human wickedness".
1000s of Jews, Muslims and Protestants are cruelly murdered after Sixtus IV establishes Spanish Inquisition in 1472.
Catholic Castilian and Aragonese armies unite to battle Turkish Muslims at Granada, Spain.
184 are burned alive during Inquisition in Portugal; up to 1500 penitents per time are punished during public auto da fe "act of faith" festivals.
Nearly all Jews in Trent, Italy, are tortured, tried and burned amid unproved claims they had ritually sacrificed Christian child named Simon.
Sixtus IV authorizes King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to revive Inquisition to flush out Jews and Muslims.
13,000 are burned in 36 years during Spanish Inquisition; 17,000 are burned in effigy and 290,000 tortured, imprisoned or bankrupted.
2,000 are burned alive and 1000s brutally tortured at auto da fe "act of faith" festivals in Spain.
White traders begin transporting black slaves from Africa to Christian world.
1000s suffered excruciating agonies at hands of Tomas Torquemada, Spain's most notorious inquisitor, who was allegedly responsible for 10,220 burnings.
Innocent VIII (1484-1492) issues Summis desiderantes affectibus bull triggering witch hunting mania lasting 300 years.
Summis desiderantes affectibus bull establishes reality of witchcraft by claiming witches can fly, change shape and have intercourse with Devil.
Innocent VIII earns reputation as ruling during "Golden Age of Bastards" after siring some 100 illegitimate children, all supported by church funds.
5000 are burned as witches in province of Alsace after Innocent VIII issues Summis desiderantes affectibus bull.
2000 are burned as witches in Bavaria after Innocent VIII issues Summis desiderantes affectibus bull.
900 are burned as witches in Bamberg after Innocent VIII issues Summis desiderantes affectibus bull.
311 are burned as witches in Vaud after Innocent VIII issues Summis desiderantes affectibus bull.
167 are burned as witches in Grenoble after Innocent VIII issues Summis desiderantes affectibus bull.
157 are burned as witches in Wurzburg after Innocent VIII issues Summis desiderantes affectibus bull.
133 are burned as witches in single day in Saxony after Innocent VIII issues Summis desiderantes affectibus bull.
41 are put to death at Como, Italy, within months of Summis desiderantes affectibus being issued.
41 women are burned as witches under inquisitor Cumanus in 1485.
100 are executed as witches in Piedmont valley, Italy.
Dominican inquisitor Heinrich Kramer (1430-1505) co-authors Malleus Maleficarium (Witches' Hammer) with Jakob Sprenger after being expelled for persecuting witches at Tyrol.
1000s are tried as witches after Malleus Maleficarum becomes official handbook of Inquisition.
Malleus Maleficarum claims unbelief in witchcraft as heresy and women are more likely to become witches than men "because the female sex is more concerned with things of the flesh than men".
Pope Innocent VIII declares armed crusade against Waldensians in Savoy region of France.
members of Waldensian sect are cruelly butchered in one of many French Savoy towns obliterated by papal soldiers.
Juan de Mariana reports people "were deprived of the liberty to hear and talk freely, since in all cities, towns and villages there were persons placed to give information of what went on. This was considered by some the most wretched slavery and equal to death".
Moors are defeated by Christian armies in Spain; last Spanish Muslims are driven out. Correction: It is right that the Muslims in Southern Spain became defeated in 1492. However, the last Spanish Muslims became expelled in the years from 1609 until 1611. "Between 1609 and 1611 the last 275,000 Moriscos (Muslims that - against prior promises of Christians - were forced to become Christians but secretly continued to believe in Islam) were expelled from Spain."[i] (Quoted from the German edition of online-encyclopedia Wikipedia, Translation from the German by my own. German text: "Zwischen 1609 und 1611 wurden die letzten 275.000 Morisken aus Spanien ausgewiesen". On: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morisken - last call 04/25/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
150,000 Spanish Jews receive orders to either convert to Christianity or face expulsion from fear of "contaminating society". Historian HC Lea reports many Jews died during exodus. M.Margolis, A.Marx, A History of the Jewish People. P. 470-476, see also: Islamkristen, ibidem (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
27 Jews are burned at Mecklenburg after being tortured into confessing they had defiled communion hosts.
Alexander VI (1492-1503) earns reputation as world's most notorious pope and wealthiest man after obtaining power through graft, embezzlement and murder.
Christopher Columbus discovers San Salvador and begins colonization of New World; Alexander VI divides Americas between Spain and Portugal.
Within hours of landing Columbus procures 6 natives as "servants" before avowing to "convert the heathen Indians to our Holy Faith".
150,000,000 North American Indians are enslaved, exported or killed in name of Christ over centuries at hands of Spanish and English explorers and pilgrims.
Papal bull declares church under king Ferdinand is entitled to all land in South America: "If the Indians refuse, he may quite legally fight them, kill them and enslave them, just as Joshua enslaved the inhabitants of Canaan.
30,000,000 Aztecs and Mayans die over years as Spanish conquistadors proselytize Christian faith.
Priceless Renaissance art is destroyed after church decides to burn books, ornaments and musical instruments inconsistent with Christian ideals.
Julius II (1503-13) earns reputation as drunkard and sodomite who allegedly abused young men including Michelangelo.
Work begins on St Peters in Rome.
Michelangelo begins painting Sistine Chapel ceiling.
Countless lives are lost during mass witchcraft trials at Bearn, France.
40 lives are lost during mass witchcraft trials at Toulouse, France.
Henry VIII becomes King of England.
Countless lives are lost during mass witchcraft trials at Luxeuil, France.
140 people are burned as witches at Brescia, Italy.
38 Jews are burned in Berlin after Jew confesses under torture that he had made communion wafer bleed.
Church condemns Copernicus theory that Earth revolves around sun.
Leo X (1513-21) earns reputation for atheism, homosexuality and excesses; allegedly sparked Reformation with indulgence selling and claims such as "How much we have profited by the legend of Christ".
70 die as witches following mass witch trials involving some 5000 suspects at Valcanonica, Italy.
300 people are executed as witches at Como, Italy.
German reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546) leaps upon Leo's sale of indulgences by nailing his 95 Theses on door of Wittenberg Church.
Luther's action receives widespread support among exploited poor who claim church more concerned with collecting money than teaching scripture.
Protestant preachers reject saint worship, Mary idolatry and sacraments claiming God should be experienced through scripture.
Reformation unleashes torrent of hate claiming lives of millions in numerous religious wars.
Martin Luther is accused of bigotry after claiming women are inferior: "Girls begin to talk and to stand on their feet sooner than boys because weeds always grow up more quickly than good crops".
Luther's hatred of Jews is outlined in Jews And Their Lies; pamphlet allegedly inspires Hitler to exterminate 6,000,000 Jews 420 years later.
Luther believes Jews should be enslaved or thrown out of Christian lands and their ghettos and synagogues be burned.
Luther sanctions execution of Anabaptists for heresy of "double baptism" - baptism first as infant then as adult.
Spanish conquistadors land in Mexico and begin conquests of Aztecs and central America.
Aztec emperor Montezuma is murdered.
Martin Luther is excommunicated by Pope Leo X (1513-1521).
Martin Luther's doctrines are presented before Charles V and formally condemned.
Martin Luther completes translation of New Testament into German.
Clement VII (1523-34) earns reputation as bastard, poisoner, sodomite, geomancer, church robber, atheist and "most disastrous of all pontiffs".
1000 people are burned as witches at Como, Italy.
8000 people, including children, are slaughtered at Cesena under Clement VII's instruction according to chronicler Paulus Jovius.
8000 German civilians are slaughtered by papal army during Peasants' Revolt led by Protestant preacher Thomas Munzer (1490-1525).
William Tyndale is executed by Catholic Church after printing English New Testament "so every plowboy might read it".
Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531) orders slaughter of 1000s of Anabaptists for crime of "double baptism".
Catholic and Lutheran leaders mount individual campaigns to eradicate Anabaptists.
Madame Desle la Mansenee is tortured then hanged as witch at Luxeuil, France, based on gossip gathered secretly by Inquisitor-General of Besancon.
Martin Luther founds Lutheran Church.
Alonca de Vargas is burned at stake for smiling inappropriately at mention of Blessed Virgin.
Alonso De Jaen is burned at stake for urinating against church wall.
Catholic Church considers apparition of Mary at Guadalupe, Mexico, "worthy of belief".
Wittenberg theologians sanction genocide of Anabaptists; sect members are hunted like rabbits before being mutilated or murdered.
Luther and Zwingli publicly affirm Wittenberg edict sanctioning execution of Anabaptists.
1000s of religious nonconformists are killed and witches burned after John Calvin (1509-1564) turns Geneva into religious police state.
Calvin rebels against church's belief in magic, claiming "papists pretend there is a magical force in the sacraments, independent of efficacious faith".
Calvin orders execution of popular physician Michael Servetus for doubting Trinity.
Calvin orders beheading of Jacques Gruet for blasphemy.
Calvin urges burning of witches.
Henry VIII breaks from Catholic Church after being refused divorce from Catherine of Aragon; becomes Supreme Head of Church of England.
1000s suffer after Holy Roman Empire issues Carolina Code directing all witchcraft defendants undergo torture before death.
Henry VIII beheads Sir Thomas More and other Catholics before commencing Reformation under Church of England.
Henry VIII crowns himself King of Ireland, thereby starting centuries of civil unrest after imposing Church of England on Irish Catholics.
Domestic servant Elizabeth Barton, of Kent, England, is hanged for witchcraft and treason at Tarbon after predicting death of Anne Boleyn.
Paul III (1534-49) is accused of killing his mother and niece for inheritance and of poisoning two priests and bishop for disagreeing with him.
Anne Boleyn (1507-36), Henry VIII's second wife, is executed at Tower of London amid rumors she practiced witchcraft.
Calvin publishes Institutes of Christian Religion which in 1541 becomes handbook of Scottish Reformation.
University professor B Hubmaier is burned at the stake in Vienna.
Paul III declares crusade against England in unsuccessful attempt to make them slaves of Catholic Church.
Spanish author writes: "Bit by bit many rich people leave the country for foreign realms, in order not to live all their lives in fear and trembling every time an officer of the Inquisition enters their house; for continual fear is a worse death than a sudden demise".
First English Bible is authorized for public use in English churches; based on Tyndale version but "defective in many places".
Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) founds Society of Jesus to reconvert Poland, Hungary, Germany; Jesuit missionaries sent to New World, India and China.
John Knox (1505-72) leads Calvinist Reformation in Scotland.
Paul III establishes Roman Inquisition to eradicate Protestants: new levels of cruelty are introduced that "repelled even the Turks and the Saracens".
Henry VIII passes England's first Witchcraft Act dictating harsh penalties against alchemists and witches who perform malefica through black magic.
3800 die miserable deaths after Jesuit missionaries bring Inquisition to India.
Several wars are waged between rival Catholic groups Jesuits and Capuchins in India.
Parliament condemns Tyndale's Bible translation as "crafty, false and untrue" although 80 per cent of words also appear in Catholic Bible.
Jesuit missionaries and Portuguese traders arrive in Japan.
Council of Trent establishes canons in war against Protestants (also called Counter Reformation).
King Henry VIII forbids anyone to possess copy of Tyndale's Bible.
Japanese Shoguns accuse Jesuits of "wanting to change the government of the country and make themselves masters of the soil".
Jesuits and Dominicans fight bitterly with each other over territorial and doctrinal claims in Japan.
Book of Common Prayer first appears in Episcopal (Anglican) Church.
Julius III (1550-5) earns reputation as gay pope who makes teenage boyfriends cardinals and facilitates orgies where they sodomise each other.
Mary I becomes ruler of England and attempts to restore Catholicism through terror: 300 Protestants are burned in 3 years.
Mary I bans publishing of English Scriptures outside church.
Master torturer Paul IV (1555-9) establishes Christianity's first Jewish ghetto (in Rome) and extends Inquisition into Netherlands and Orient.
40 people are executed as witches at Toulouse, France.
Paul IV writes church's first Index of Forbidden Books.
Elizabeth I becomes Protestant ruler of England and makes it illegal to celebrate Catholic mass or conduct Puritan worship.
Elizabeth I executes Mary Queen of Scots and 200 other Catholics for conspiring to remove her from throne.
John Knox (1505-1572) founds Scotch Presbyterian Church after disagreeing with Lutherans over sacraments and church government.
Protestant church fragments into numerous sects each claiming sole access to divine truth.
French Protestants (Huguenots) hunt down and kill 1000s of Catholic priests; one captain allegedly wears priests' ears as necklace.
Pius orders papal commanders to slaughter Huguenots and kill every prisoner taken.
66 trials occur on Channel Islands between 1562 and 1736; almost 50 per cent of accused are sentenced to death.
Unnamed pregnant woman is burned alive at stake in Jersey's Royal Square; she gives birth during ordeal and baby is thrown back into flames.
Black Plague breaks out in Europe.
Elizabeth I introduces new Witchcraft Act in England making folk magic and spirit invocation punishable by death, imprisonment or pillory.
Vigilantes and lynch mobs are responsible for deaths of at least 2,000 "witches" in 200 years following Witchcraft Act introduction in England.
535 indictments on charges of witchcraft are issued during Elizabeth I's reign.
82 accused are put to death on charges of witchcraft during Elizabeth I's reign.
Agnes Waterhouse, 63, of Chelmsford, Essex, is hanged for bewitching neighbor to death and dispatching a familiar to kill cow and poultry.
James I (1566-1625) becomes King of Scotland (as James VI) and fuels witch hunting hysteria by introducing Witchcraft Act.
4400 individuals are executed as witches in Scotland until repeal of Witchcraft Act in 1736; most suffered brutal tortures before death.
4 lives are lost during witchcraft trials at Poitiers, France.
Inquisition is established in Spanish Netherlands where 1000s were slain. (See: K.. H. Deschner, Opus Diaboli, Reinbek 1987, p. 31 and D. Stannard, American Holocaust, Oxford University Press 1992, p. 216). (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
James Calfhill (1530-70), Bishop of Worcester, claims "the vilest witches and sorcerers of the earth are the priests that consecrate crosses and ashes, water and salt, oil and cream, boughs and bones ...".
Theft and violence are virtually unknown in Peru before arrival of Spanish Christians and Inquisition; church supports native enslavement and theft of native land.
One Mayan scribe writes: "The Spanish invasion was the beginning of tribute, the beginning of church dues, the beginning of strife".
Inquisition is established in Mexico for "freeing the land which has become contaminated by Jews and heretics"; countless natives are burned.
Dominicans, Augustinians and Jesuits exploit Mexicans by "owning the largest flocks of sheep, the finest sugar ingenios and the best kept estates".
Elizabeth I is excommunicated.
French magician Trois-Echelles is convicted of sorcery and executed in Paris.
Naval armada commanded by Don Juan of Austria destroys Turkish Muslim fleet in Gulf of Lepanto after reportedly calling upon "Our Lady of the Rosary".
Catholic troops sweep through Paris slaughtering between 10,000 and 20,000 Huguenots (Protestants); an estimated 700,000 flee during campaign. Correction: About 20,000 Huguenots Catholics massacred on order of Pope Pius V. Additional 200,000 fled until the 17th century. See: K. H. Deschner, Opus Diaboli, Reinbek, p. 31 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Catholic troops murder Huguenot leader Admiral Gaspard de Coligny; his head, hands and genitals are cut off, then his body is dumped in a river, before being dragged out and left to rot on a gallows.
Pope Gregory XIII writes to France's Charles IX of Huguenot massacre: "We rejoice with you that with the help of God you have relieved the world of these wretched heretics".
First Bible published by Episcopal (Anglican) Church is said to be "an inadequate and unsatisfactory revision of the Great Bible".
1000s of Protestants are killed by Duke of Alma in Antwerp and Haarlem during onslaught called "the Spanish Fury".
Three unnamed women are executed as witches at Kilkenny, Ireland.
Inquisitor Francisco Pena claims purpose of Inquisition "is not to save the soul of the accused but to achieve the public good and put fear into others".
Elizabeth Francis, of Chelmsford, Essex, is hanged after being accused of using witchcraft to murder woman, Alice Poole.
Ellen Smith, of Chelmsford, Essex, is hanged after being accused of using witchcraft to murder 4-year-old girl.
Englishwoman Alice Noakes, of Chelmsford, Essex, is hanged after being accused of using witchcraft.
France extends death penalty to include "every charlatan and diviner, and others who practice necromancy, pyromancy, chiromancy and hydromancy".
Jean Bodin (1529-96) revives witch hunt mania after claiming Devil wages war on Christians through witches in De la Demonomanie des Sorciers.
Bodin condemns slow burning of witches as inadequate as they die after "only" half hour, "thereby escaping further punishment".
879 heresy trials are recorded in late 1500s after Spanish Christians bring Inquisition to Mexico.
Elizabeth I adds fortune-tellers to 1563 Witchcraft Act.
Catholic Church prohibits possession of grimoires or spell books in France.
Gregory XIII sanctions Gregorian calendar.
10 women are sentenced to death in England after they are accused of bewitching inhabitants of St Osyth during witchcraft hysteria in Essex.
18 individuals are burned as witches under Grand Inquisitor Sebastian Michaelis at Avignon, France.
Pagodas are destroyed, manuscripts burned and ancient customs eradicated after Jesuit missionaries bring Christianity to China.
Viennese grandmother is tortured then burned alive after Jesuits claim she cursed her 16-year-old granddaughter with 12,652 demons "kept as flies".
English fleet defeat forces sent by Spain.
Joan Prentice, Joan Cony and Joan Upney, are hanged as witches at Chelmsford, England, based on testimonies of children.
14 individuals are condemned as witches at Tours, France but are spared after King Henry III (1551-89) intervenes; Inquisition condemns Henry as "witch protector".
German judge Dietrich Flade is brutally tortured then burned after Peter Binsfield (1540-1603), Bishop of Treves, accuses him of witchcraft and conspiracy.
133 women are publicly burned as witches in one day at Quedlinburg, Saxony, Germany.
Accountant's wife Rebecca Lemp, of Nordlingen, Germany, is burned after undergoing severe torture to extract witchcraft confession.
32 people, most respectable citizens, are burned as witches at Nordlingen as mass hysteria sweeps Germany in early 1590s.
49 out of population of 4700 are burned as witches during witch hunts at Werdenfels in Bavarian Alps.
Scottish schoolteacher John Fian, of Saltpans, has legs smashed and fingernails torn out before being burned on witchcraft charges later described as "laughable".
Scotland's "North Berwick Witches" Agnes Sampson and Effie Maclean are burned at stake after being accused of crimes including attempted murder of James VI.
Margaret Thomson dies under torture during notorious "North Berwick Witches" trials at Edinburgh; another woman, Gilly Duncan, also is brutally tortured.
Oluf Gurdal, of Bergen, becomes first person executed for witchcraft in Norway.
Norway Two unnamed persons are burned as witches in Bergen, Norway, while another victim is exiled.
German woman Maria Hollin sparks public outrage after surviving 56 horrific torture sessions without confessing to accusations of witchcraft at Nordlingen.
French judge Nicholas Remy (1530-1612) publishes Demonolatreiae arguing that "whatever is not normal is due to the Devil".
Nicolas Remy denounces witchcraft as most serious of all crimes and personally sends some 900 witches to their deaths.
Finland's first witchcraft execution occurs at Pernaja after unnamed woman is accused of using magic to induce illness.
Alice Gooderidge, 60, dies in Derby prison after being brutally tortured following claims she had bewitched boy, Thomas Darling.
1000s of Catholics starve in exile after James I seizes Ulster from Roman Church and gives it to Scottish and English Protestants.
James I publishes Daemonologie which becomes official handbook of Scottish witch finders; it endorses swimming and pricking to find Devil's mark.
23 women and one man are burned at Aberdeen in one of Scotland's most notorious witchcraft trials; accused are mainly elderly women.
English conjurer and herbalist Edmund Hartley is hanged after court convicts him of causing two children of Leigh, Lancashire, to become "possessed".
Scientist-philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned at stake in Rome for espousing Copernicus' theory that planets orbit sun.
Matteo Ricci enters Peking.
Baker's wife Else Gwinner, of Baden, Germany, is tortured by strappado, flogging and thumbscrews before being burned as witch.
600 people, including young children, are sent to stake by Burgundy's most notorious witch judge, Henri Boguet (1550-1619); many are brutally tortured.
Henri Boguet writes infamous Discours des Sorciers which intensifies fear and persecution of witches in following decades.
Claude Janguillaume breaks from ropes binding him to stake and is thrown back into fire three times before dying; one of many examples of horrors of German witch burnings.
James I (1566-1625) becomes King of England and introduces new Witchcraft Act intensifying Elizabeth I's Witchcraft Act of 1563.
James 1 estimates ratio of women to men who "succumb" to witchcraft is 20 to 1; of those convicted, between 80 to 90 per cent are women.
Reports reveal 1 in 5 witches sent for trial in England under James I is convicted of witchcraft.
James I introduces new Witchcraft Act making death (usually by hanging) mandatory for anyone convicted of witchcraft or signing pacts with Devil.
James I Witchcraft Act is later cited by New England Puritans as basis for prosecution of 150 people at Salem, Massachusetts in 1692.
James I publishes Daemonologie in England where it finds ready audience among bigoted Protestant witchhunters.
At least 1000 individuals are executed as witches in England until Witchcraft Act is repealed in 1736.
Carlo Maderno redesigns St Peter's Basilica into Latin cross.
Scottish woman Isobel Grierson is strangled then burned in Edinburgh after being accused of turning into cat and recruiting Devil to cause sickness and death.
First permanent English settlement in America at Jamestown.
Earl of Mar complains to Privy Council of appalling witch executions: "half burned (they) broke out of the fire and were cast alive in it again until they were burned to the death".
English demonologist William Perkins (1555-1602), author of Discourse of the Damned Art of Witchcraft, emphasizes death penalty for witches and dismisses miracles claimed by Catholic Church as hoaxes.
William Perkins claims white witches should be treated more severely than black witches because "they attempt to conceal diabolical origins of magic".
Perkins' writings later inspires notorious US Congregationalist witch hunter Cotton Mather - prime mover behind Salem witch trials.
600 Basque men, women and children are executed as witches in 4 months by French lawyer Pierre de Lancre (1553-1631) who sweeps through Bearn in Pyrenees.
Basque priest Pierre Bocal is burned alive after it is rumored he presided over both Christian and pagan rites and wore goat mask.
Baptist Church is founded by John Smyth due to objections to infant baptism in other Protestant churches.
300 individuals are tortured and burned as witches in Bamberg, Germany, under "Witch Bishop" Johann Gottfried von Aschhausen.
6 witches are burned as witches in Navarre, Spain.
Katherine Lawrett, of Colne Wake, Essex, is hanged at Chelmsford after being charged with using witchcraft to destroy horse belonging to one Francis Plaite.
King James Bible is published based on Bishop's Bible; revisers over years have been called "damnable corrupters of God's word".
French priest Louis Gaufridi, of Marseilles, is slowly burned to death after being brutally tortured for allegedly sparking "possession" outbreak in convent.
Anne Redfearne, Elizabeth Device, Anne Whittle, James Device, Alison Device, Alice Nutter, John Bulcock, Jane Bulcock , Katherine Hewitt and Isabel Robey are hanged in Lancashire as result of witch hysteria.
Jennet Preston, of York, is hanged after being "proved" of murder during "bier right" (belief corpse bleeds after being touched by murderer).
9 people are hanged after Leicester court finds them guilty of causing boy, 13, to suffer fits; Archbishop of Canterbury later declares their innocence.
Scottish gentlewoman, Margaret Barclay, is strangled and burned at stake in Ayrshire after being tortured into confessing she used witchcraft to sink ship.
Isobel Crawford, of Scotland, is tortured then burned after being named as accomplice by Margaret Barclay who confesses to witchcraft under torture.
War lasting 30 years erupts between Catholics and Protestants in Germany, France, England, Sweden and Denmark.
14,000,000 people die in Germany alone from 30-year war between Catholics and Protestants described by one commentator as "human catastrophe".
Anne Baker, Eileen Greene, Joan Willimot and Margaret and Philippa Flower are hanged as witches at Lincoln, England, after being accused of using magic against Earl of Rutland to make wife infertile.
4,000,000 African slaves are shipped by Christians to North America aboard "the good ship Jesus Christ" between 1619 and 1860.
Pilgrims sail from Holland to New England and establish Plymouth.
Scottish woman Isobel Haldine, of Perth, is strangled and burned after she is accused of using magic to aid and cure sick people.
At least 600 people are burned as witches in Germany under Gottfried Johann Georg II Fuchs von Dornheim, Bishop of Bamberg; most endured brutal tortures before death.
Urban VIII imprisons Galileo after ordering him to retract "damnable heresy" that earth revolves around sun.
Catherine Henot is burned under Archbishop Ferdinand of Cologne after being found guilty of bewitching nuns in St Claire.
Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from Indians for equivalent of $24.
Johannes Junius, mayor of Bamberg, Germany, is burned for witchcraft after being brutally tortured by thumbscrews, boots and strappado.
100s of Germans are burned as witches by church lawyer Franz Buirmann described as one of Europe's most ruthless witch judges.
Many of Buirmann's suspects are wealthy individuals who are brutally tortured into confessing charges so church may confiscate their property.
Numerous suspects are tortured then executed in Milan after being accused of causing plague outbreak by smearing magical ointment on city walls.
Respected German matriarch Christine Boffgen, of Rheinbach, dies after having legs smashed by officials bent on extracting wealth for church.
French priest Dominic Gordel, of Vomecourt, France, dies during thumbscrew, vice and ladder torture at Toul after being accused of witchcraft by children.
Puritans flee to New England and establish colony at Massachusetts Bay.
Inquisitor Friedrich von Spee claims witchcraft confessions "inevitable": "If she confesses, her guilt is clear: she is executed; if she does not confess, the torture is repeated - twice, thrice, four times. She can never clear herself; the investigating body would feel disgraced if it acquitted a woman; once arrested and in chains, she has to be guilty, by fair means or foul".
Writer John Canne says "the sacraments were not ordained by God to be used ... as charms and sorceries".
French priest Urbain Grandier, has legs brutally smashed then is slowly burned at stake after being accused of bewitching Ursuline nuns at Loudun.
Lutheran judge Benedict Carpzov (1595-1666) publishes Practica Rerum Criminalum to support systemize legal persecution of witches.
Benedict Carpzov, "lawgiver of Saxony", issues 20,000 death warrants for arrest, torture and execution of German witches throughout career.
Pedro Ginesta, 80, of Barcelona, is burned at stake after forgetting which day of week it was and accidentally eating bacon on Friday.
Official executioner of one of Europe's most ruthless witch judges, Franz Buirmann, himself is burned for witchcraft at Siegberg, Germany.
Estimated 1 person in every 2 families in Rheinbach, Germany, is believed to have been executed by ruthless witch judge Franz Buirmann.
Unnamed woman is burned for witchcraft after being tortured by flogging, ladder, boots and strappado at Eichstatt near Ingolstadt, Bavaria.
Estimated 2000 accused witches are burned after prolonged torture at Eichstatt during Bavarian witch hysteria.
Unnamed Englishwoman is executed for witchcraft at Newbury, Berkshire, after soldiers claimed she walked on water; woman claimed she was on raft.
220 lives are lost over 14 months during witch trials conducted by fanatical Puritan and self-described witch finder general, Matthew Hopkins (1621-47).
Hopkins extracts witchcraft confessions by pricking, ducking, swimming, sleep deprivation or enforced walking for excessive periods.
5 women are hanged as witches at Chelmsford after Hopkins tortures "confessions" from elderly one-legged woman, Elizabeth Clarke.
26 women are hanged as witches at Chelmsford after Hopkins tortures confessions from 5 women before hanging them as witches.
English clergyman John Lowes, 80, of Brandeston, Suffolk, is hanged for witchcraft after being walked and swum in moat of Framlingham Castle.
17 women are hanged at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, after being found guilty of witchcraft by self-styled witch finder general, Matthew Hopkins (1621-47).
Joan Williford, Jane Holt, Joan Argoll and Elisabeth Harris are executed as witches at Faversham, Kent, after confessions are extracted under torture.
Englishwoman Mother Lakeland is burned at stake in Ipswich after being accused of using witchcraft to murder husband and others.
8 people are beheaded then burned after confessions are extracted under torture from elderly woman La Mercuria in Castelnuovo, Italy.
French priest Thomas Boulle is tortured, dragged on hurdle then burned alive in Rouen after being accused of bewitching nuns at Louviers.
11 people are convicted of witchcraft and executed in northeastern American trials conducted mainly by Puritans over 15 years.
Alice Young becomes first woman to be hanged for witchcraft in Connecticut after witchcraft legislation is passed by Puritans in 1642.
Matthew Hopkins is allegedly hanged after failing swimming ordeal conducted by mob testing his main method of "proving" witches.
200,000 Jews are slain during Christian massacres at Chmielnitzki, Poland.
Karen Thorsdatter and Bodil Kvams are burned at Kristiansand, Norway, after confessing to flying to sabbats on animals and plotting to kill local magistrate.
New England Puritans issue law prohibiting wearing of short-sleeves "whereby the nakedness of the arm may be discovered".
Mary Parsons is sentenced to death by Boston court after being found guilty of using witchcraft to murder her child; she is later reprieved.
Goodwife Bassett is found guilty of witchcraft at Stratford, Connecticut.
42 women are roasted in ovens as witches in Niesse, Germany; more than 1000 "witches", as young as 2, are executed in similar manner in Niesse in 9 years.
New England Puritans issue law prohibiting Sunday walks and visits to beach as "dishonoring God"; children playing on Sundays becomes "religious reproach".
Doctor's assistant Anne Bodenham, of Wiltshire, is hanged after being accused of witchcraft and finding of "Devil marks" on her body.
Puritan leader Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) becomes Lord Protector of England.
1000s of Anglicans are slaughtered during bloody battles led by hymn-singing, Bible-wielding "Ironsides" under Puritan leader Oliver Cromwell.
Cromwell seizes three-quarters of Ireland's land from Catholics in 3 years and orders slaughter of one-third of local population.
Last recorded witch execution in Cologne.
100s are arrested, whipped, branded, mutilated and sold as slaves during Quaker persecutions conducted by rival Christian groups in US.
Philosopher Blaise Pascall (1623-1662) writes: "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction".
1800 Puritan rectors are ousted from church posts after Anglican Restoration backlash commences following Cromwell's death in 1658.
Law is introduced during Restoration decreeing death penalty for anyone attending non-Anglican church service.
Frenchman Thomas Looten dies during torture after being accused of witchcraft at Lille; corpse is burned and remains hung on gibbet "for all to see".
Englishwoman May Oliver is burned at stake after being convicted of witchcraft at Norwich, England.
Christine Wilson, of Scotland, is executed after being "proved" of murder during "bier right" (belief corpses bleed after being touched by murderer).
Irish peasant Florence Newton, is executed at Cork after being accused of using witchcraft to kill man, David Jones, and bewitching servant girl, Mary Longdon.
Rebecca Greensmith of Hartford, Connecticut, is executed after confessing to having intercourse with Devil in form of deer.
Rebecca Greensmith's husband, Nathaniel, is executed despite denying all knowledge of wife's activities.
Englishwomen Rose Cullender and Amy Duny, of Lowestoft, are hanged at Bury St Edmunds after Puritan judge Matthew Hale (1609-76) convicts them of witchcraft based on testimonies of children.
Scottish farmer's wife Isobel Gowdie is hanged then burned for witchcraft after confessing to having intercourse with Devil and flying to sabbats on beanstalk.
12 members of suspected coven at Auldearn, Scotland, are sent to gallows after Isobel Gowdie confesses to their activities in Scottish court.
Accused witches Katherine Sowter - "the Witch of Bandon" - and Janet Breadheid are hanged by Scottish court at Auldearn.
English beggar Julian Cox (1593-1663) is executed for witchcraft after Somerset court hears she kept toad as familiar and could transform herself into hare.
100 people are tortured into confessing to witchcraft practices in Salzburg, Germany, before being beheaded, strangled or burned.
Katherine Harrison, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, is sentenced to death for witchcraft; sentence is later commuted to banishment from town.
70 women and 15 children are burned at stake at Mora, Sweden after children tell local pastor they were initiated into service of Satan.
Scholars claim Mora witch hunt commenced through children being influenced by printed pamphlets describing witchcraft sensations elsewhere.
525 people are indicted on charges of witchcraft at Rouen, France; death penalties are commuted to banishment under orders of Louis XIV.
Karen Snedkers and 6 others are burned as witches in Copenhagen after being accused of using magic against local councilor and city clerk.
Ole and Lisbet Nypen are burned as witches at Trondheim after being accused of causing man to develop rheumatism and young girl to become cripple.
Christopher wren begins reconstruction of St Paul's Cathedral, London.
Susan and Joseph Hinchcliffe, of Yorkshire, England, are murdered after children accuse them of using witchcraft to kill neighbor, Martha Haigh.
French aristocrat Marquise de Brinvilliers (1639-76) is tortured, beheaded then burned after being accused of using witchcraft to kill relatives.
Estimated 100 people are tortured then beheaded, strangled or burned during witchcraft scare that sweeps Salzberg, Austria, in 4 years.
36 people are executed and 38 banished or sentenced to galleys over "Chambre Ardente" witchcraft scandal centering on court of Louis XIV.
John Bunyan publishes Pilgrim's Progress.
French fortune teller La Voisin has legs smashed before being burned at stake during Chambre Ardente witchcraft scandal.
Man named Ingebrigt becomes last person executed for witchcraft in Norway after he is accused of attending sabbats and poisoning cattle.
1000s of hard-line Protestants called Cameronians are hunted down by royal troops during reign of King James II.
Puritans create New England religious police state imposing harsh penalties on doctrinal deviates.
1000s are hanged, flogged, pilloried, banished or have ears cut off or tongues bored with hot irons by Puritans during Massachusetts heresy persecutions.
Puritans decree death penalty for children who "curse" or "smite" parents.
21 heretics are burned, 50 Jews paraded in humiliating costumes and 10 witches flogged at auto da fe "act of faith" festival in Madrid city square.
Temperance Lloyd, Susanna Edwards and Mary Trembles, of Devon, are hanged for witchcraft during England's notorious Exeter trials.
Laws are passed in Finland directing death by hanging for male witches guilty of murder and burning for female counterparts.
Alice Molland becomes last person executed for witchcraft in England after being hanged at Exeter.
Law is passed in Finland directing death penalty for individuals convicted of making pact with Devil.
Boston laundress Goody Glover is convicted of witchcraft after allegedly causing 4 children to have fits while working in their home.
Congregational minister Cotton Mather (1662-1728) becomes US' most dedicated witch hunter after publishing Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcrafts and uttering "better whipped than damned".
German woman called Blanckenstein is burned alive at Naumburg, Saxony, after confessing under threat of torture to using witchcraft to kill livestock.
Puritans hang 4 Quakers after law against preaching Quaker beliefs is introduced in Massachusetts.
Dutch clergyman Balthasar Bekkar writes The World Bewitched claiming Catholic priests use witchcraft delusion to generate income.
Church followers led by Cotton Mather hang 19 people for witchcraft and accuse 150 others during Massachusetts witchcraft craze of 1692.
Giles Cory, 80, becomes only American citizen pressed to death for witchcraft.
German widow Elsche Nebelings, 63, is tried as witch in Saxony after showing girl how to make mouse "magically appear" in empty handkerchief.
7 women are hanged then burned at Renfrewshire, Scotland, after girl, 14, concocts story they used witchcraft against her.
Sustained battles between Catholics, Anglicans and Puritans in Ireland result in establishment of Penal Laws in 1700s outlawing Catholicism.
Protestants hunt Catholics with bloodhounds in Ireland; many are killed or banish.
Unnamed Irish woman is burned for witchcraft after court convicts her of causing girl, 19, to have fits.
Elderly Englishwoman, Widow Coman, dies after being swum as witch under orders from Reverend J Boys, vicar of Coggeshall.
Unnamed witch is burned for witchcraft at Gallows Hill outside Scalloway, Shetland.
Catholic writer, Marquis de Sade, on whose name word "sadism" is based, claims receiving inspiration for perversions from church leaders.
Efforts to stamp out Protestantism by Louis XIV causes fanatical Camisards to revolt and kill Catholic priests and burn churches in southern France.
1000s perish after Catholic troops slaughter entire villages occupied by Camisard leaders.
New England religious leader Reverend Solomon Stoddard proposes packs of dogs be trained to hunt down heathen Indians "as they do bears".
Scottish woman Beatrix Laing, of Fife, dies of ill-treatment after being pricked and imprisoned in darkness for 5 months then undergoing sleep deprivation for 5 days after being accused of witchcraft.
Scottish man Thomas Brown, of Fife, dies of starvation while in prison after being accused of witchcraft and plotting to strangle one Alexander Macgregor.
Scottish woman Joan Cornfoot is beaten then pressed to death by angry mob after being accused of witchcraft at Pittenweem, Fife.
English peasants Mary Philips and Elinor Shaw are hanged at Northampton after being tried for witchcraft based on village rumors.
100,000s of French Huguenots (Protestants) flee France after Catholic King Louis XIV bans Protestant faith in France.
1000s of Protestants are violently persecuted by Catholic Christians in Rhineland Palatinate.
Jane Clark of Great Wigston, Leicester, undergoes swimming and scoring above breath after 25 neighbors accuse her of witchcraft.
Unnamed Frenchman becomes last witch executed in Bordeaux, France, after he is accused of creating ligature to make person impotent.
English writer, Thomas Woolston, is imprisoned for life after voicing doubts over Resurrection and Bible miracles.
Bavarian Georg Prols, is savagely tortured then beheaded and burned at Moosburg, near Freising, after schoolchildren accuse him of witchcraft.
Old unnamed Scottish woman is burned to death after being convicted of turning daughter into pony and riding her to witches' Sabbat.
100s of Jews are beaten to death in Poland after Bishop of Gdansk rouses mob to invade country's Jewish ghettoes and provinces.
100,000 Polish Jews are slaughtered in 300 communities before Ukraine is wrested from Catholics by Orthodox Russians.
20 suspects are brought before courts on witchcraft charges at Augsburg, Bavaria; several are executed.
John Wesley founds Methodist Church.
20,000 Protestants are forcibly expelled from Salzburg under orders from Archbishop Firmian.
Witchcraft Act of James I is repealed much to anger of church leaders still believing witches should be burned.
Father Bertrand Guillaudot and 5 others are burned alive at Dijon, France, for using magic to divine location of treasure.
Father Louis Debaraz is burned alive at Lyons after being convicted of performing sacrilegious masses in attempt to find treasure.
German nun Maria Renata is beheaded then burned at Marienburg after nuns claim she climbed over convent walls as pig while possessed.
Elderly couple Ruth and John Osborne suffer fatal injuries after being swum as witches by mob of 30 Christians at Hertfordshire, England.
Unnamed Jew is executed for allegedly defiling communion host at Nancy, France.
Teenager Chevalier de La Barre, of Abbeville, is sentenced to have tongue cut out and right hand amputated before burning for singing during procession.
Voltaire (1694-1778) becomes crusader against church cruelty and injustice; his Philosophical Dictionary is banned by Holy Office.
Protestant cotton trader Jean Calas is broken by wheel after allegedly killing his son for turning Catholic; Voltaire later prove man's innocence.
Jean Pierre Espinas spends 23 years as convict oarsman in galley for giving lodgings to Protestant minister; Voltaire obtains man's release.
Historian Nicolas Freret writes: "The Christians have been more abominable monsters than all the sectaries of the other religions put together".
Bavarian Anna Maria Schwagel becomes last woman executed for witchcraft in Germany after being put to death in Kempten, Bavaria.
British colonies in America declare independence from England.
Last legal execution of witch in Switzerland.
4500 Tasmanian aborigines are exterminated after Anglican evangelist Governor Arthur Phillip mounts campaign against them for not embracing Christianity.
French Revolution begins with storming of Bastille.
French Revolutionary Thomas Paine denounces Christianity as superstitious system for fanatics; his writings are banned in England.
Italian nobleman Cagliostro (1743-1795) is sentenced to life imprisonment after offering guests magical services at Piazza Farnese, Rome.
1000s die and scores are wounded during religious riots in Ireland after Anglican Church imposes tithing on Catholic Church.
128 Jews have throats cut after Orthodox priests spread rumors Christian children were used in blood-drinking rituals.
Napoleon abolishes Holy Roman Empire.
Spanish-American wars of independence.
Spanish Inquisition suppressed by Napoleon is restored by Ferdinand VII in 1814.
Christians begin colonization of North Africa and Middle East.
Witchcraft Act is repealed in Ireland.
Spanish Inquisition is suppressed again in 1820, restored in 1823 and finally eradicated in 1834.
Mormon Church is founded after Joseph Smith claims receiving visions of angel called Moroni.
Explorer Paul Strzlecki claims 1000s of Australian aborigines are slaughtered for refusing to embrace Christianity.
Australia introduces Protection of Children Act permitting church missionaries to "steal" aboriginal children for placement in white Christian homes.
US abolitionist and author Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880) claims "it is impossible to exaggerate the evil work theology has done in the world".
Catholic Church considers reported apparition of Mary in Lourdes, France, "worthy of belief".
Charles Darwin publishes Origin of Species.
Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation.
English mute called Dummy, 80, dies after being swum as witch by Christian mob at Sible Hedington, Essex.
700 heavily armed Christian troops exterminate all native American men, women and children of Sand Creek, Colorado; between 400 and 500 are killed.
Vatican confirms doctrine of papal infallibility meaning no Catholic may question papal authority.
Charles Russell (1852-1922) founds Jehovah's Witnesses.
35,000 Jews are expelled from Moscow after discovery one of Czar Alexander II's assassins is Jewish.
Activist and author Lucy Coleman (1818-1906) condemns Bible as "an argument for the degradation of woman and the abuse by whipping of little children".
Brazil abolishes slavery.
US philosopher Robert Ingersoll argues in Myth Miracle that "theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell".
Helen Gardner argues in Men, Women and Gods Christianity and Bible "require of woman everything, and give her nothing".
200,000 people die after Protestant forces move into Armenia causing civil unrest between Catholic and Orthodox Christians.
Heavily armed Christian troops exterminate all native American men, women and children of Wounded Knee in South Dakota.
Bridget Cleary (1868-94), of Tipperary, becomes last woman executed as witch in Ireland after she is roasted on kitchen fire at Clonmel.
Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) in The Antichrist condemns Christianity as "the one immortal blemish of mankind".
US author Elizabeth Stanton (1815-1902) denounces Christianity as "the fountain of all tyranny".
US novelist Mark Twain (1835-1910) denounces Christianity as having "mouth full of hypocrisies": "give her soap ... but hide the looking-glass".
Scores die during religious fighting following liberation of southern Ireland (Catholic) from northern Ireland (Protestant).
Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) denounces Christianity as world's most egotistical religion as Christians claim "Jesus saves me".
Pentecostal Church is formed in Topeka, Kansas as result of loss of evangelical fervour among Methodists and other churches; new fanaticism is introduced.
300 Jews die at Odessa and 120 at Yekaterinoslav after Orthodox Christians blame civil unrests on "Jewish machinations".
20,000 people die and scores are wounded during religious clashes between Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox Christians in Armenia.
German theologian Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) denies historical Christ claiming "there is nothing more negative than the result of the critical study of the life of Jesus".
Bertrand Russell denounces WWI as wholly Christian in origin as "the three Emperors were devout, and so were the more warlike of the British Cabinet".
Codex Juris Canonici bull is introduced finally banning church-sanctioned torture.
Orthodox Church is overthrown by Russian peasants perceiving church had become too greedy and powerful.
60,000 Jews are killed in 530 Russian communities after political-religious uprising erupts aiming to "strike at the bourgeoisie and the Jews".
Hitler reveals true religious beliefs in 1922 speech when he says: "My feelings as a Christian point me to my Lord and Saviour as a fighter".
Historian Robert Hughes says in Why I Quit Going To Church "of all the religions ... the Christian religion ha(s) the most horrible record".
Pius XII (1939-58), "Hitler's Pope", turns blind eye to religious atrocities committed by Nazis against Jews during WWII.
6,000,000 Jews die under Hitler's orders in human catastrophe allegedly inspired by Martin Luther's pamphlet, Jews and Their Lies.
60,000 Orthodox Christians, Jews and Muslims are massacred by fanatical Catholic "Ustashi" soldiers under Croatian leader Ante Pavelic (1889-1959). ( corrected from 600,000 by firstname.lastname@example.org ) A new Correction has been submitted: Not only 60,000 but 300,000 - 600,000 victims.
The evidence taken from: Source Link 02/12/2008 Quote: Catholic extermination camps - Surprisingly few know that Nazi extermination camps in World War II were by no means the only ones in Europe at the time. In the years 1942-1943 also in Croatia existed numerous extermination camps, run by Catholic Ustasha under their dictator Ante Paveliç, a practicing Catholic and regular visitor to the then pope. There were even concentration camps exclusively for children! In these camps - the most notorious was Jasenovac, headed by a Franciscan friar - orthodox-Christian Serbians (and a substantial number of Jews) were murdered. Like the Nazis the Catholic Ustasha burned their victims in kilns, alive (the Nazis had victims gassed first). But most of the victims were simply stabbed, slain or shot to death, the number of them being estimated between 300,000 and 600,000, in a rather tiny country. Many of the killers were Franciscan friars. The atrocities were appalling enough to induce bystanders of the Nazi "Sicherheitsdienst der SS", watching, to complain about them to Hitler (who did not listen). The pope knew about these events and did nothing to prevent them. [MV] (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
New Entry: In a cave near the commentary in Nag Hammadi (Egypt), two peasants Muhammad and Khalifa Ali find a sealed jar containing more than fifty early Christian texts Christian Church wanted to destroy forever. In the meantime all of the texts are translated into English. Until today, Christian theology tries playing down this embarrassing finding and diverts attention from it by talking big about the Dead Sea Scrolls which -- unlike the discovery of Nag Hammadi -- have hardly anything to do with Christianity but with Judaism. It turned out that some of Nag Hammadi texts indeed exaggerate Jesus' "signs (and) lying wonders" (2Th 2:9) "apparent in the working of Satan" (2Th 2:9). However, some of them, for instance, "The Gospel of Thomas" could be one the "pre-existing Christian literature" (Christian theologian Philipp Vielhauer) from which the "gospels" of the "New Testament" became compiled according to Christian theologians Bultmann and Vielhauer. For instance, in none of the scriptures of Nag Hammadi Simon Peter is called the successor of Jesus. "The Gospel of Thomas" calls Jesus half-brother James (see: Logion: 12) as Jesus' successor. This already is a sufficient case for Catholic sect to call this "gospel" non-authentic" and "apocryphal". Actually, when Jesus disappeared from the Palestine scene - for whatever reason - James became head of the Jerusalem community. This text also unveils what misogynists Jesus and his gang are. They are convinced that women are not worthy to live: "Simon Peter said to him, 'Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of life.' Jesus said, 'I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter the kingdom of heaven.'" Source: "The Gospel of Thomas", Logion 114, Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin , Source Link . Some of the rediscovered texts debunk the deception of crucifixion already reported by the Basilideans and later even by Islamic prophet Muhammad (see here: Year 640). In one of the text "disciple" James says to his "god": "Lord, do not mention to us the cross and the death, for they are far from you." Source: "The Gospel of James", sometimes also called "The Apocryphon of James", Translated by Ron Cameron, Source Link, last call: 07/13/2008. The latter text also apprises that Jesus could not get well along with his henchmen ("disciples" and vice versa). Jesus did not only feel pursued by the Pharisees but also by his closet henchmen: "…you (my disciples) have pursued me (Jesus)" (ibidem). Another rediscovered scripture reports a visit of the left eleven closest henchmen ("disciples") of Jesus who is lied having "died" (on the cross), "risen from the dead" and "ascended into heaven" but actually hid by a pseudonym "Lithargoel" on an island -- presumably in the Mediterranean Sea -- and made there his living as seller of pearls. Source: The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostle, Translated by Douglas M. Parrott and R. McL.Wilson, on: Source Link, last call on 07/18/2008. Who wonders that Christian theologians rather want to talk about the Dead Sea Scroll? (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Dead Sea Scrolls are discovered at Qumran raising questions about real truths behind Christianity.
Scores die during Catholic IRA terrorists attacks in attempts to unify Northern Ireland (Protestants) and southern Ireland (Catholics).
Witchcraft as crime is finally removed from English statute books by British Parliament.
Author Margaret Knight (1903-83) claims in Morals Without Religion that "ethical teaching is weakened if it is tied up with dogmas that will not bear examination".
English philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) claims Christian Church "has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world".
German theologian Rudolph Bultmann (1884-1976) discounts historical Christ claiming biblical sources are "fragmentary and often legendary". Update: See: Vielhauer, Philipp; Geschichte der urchristlichen Literatur (History of early Christian Literature), Berlin 1975, p. 10f. This is a textbook for students of Protestant theology in Germany! (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
John XXIII (1958-63) introduces 16 edicts aimed at renewing "ourselves and the flocks committed to us".
Scores are killed during riots after Catholics protest exclusion from Northern Ireland economy; Protestant terrorists respond with bombs, guns and burning.
3000 lives are lost in Northern Ireland between 1970 and 1990 as result of hostilities between Protestants and Catholics.
Vatican becomes third wealthiest nation behind America and Japan.
John Paul II (1978+) reaffirms support of conservative moral traditions and banning women priests.
913 die after former Methodist minister and Bible cult leader Rev Jim Jones tells followers he is Messiah and they should commit "revolutionary suicide".
Activist Sherry Matulis (1931+) says "if every criminal and inhumane act ever committed were traced to its root cause, that root would be buried deep in religion".
3 worshipers are killed and 7 wounded after Catholic terrorists with automatic weapons burst into Protestant church in Ireland.
54 are killed, 916 wounded, 516 arrested and 31 kneecapped during Catholic and Protestant terrorist attacks in Northern Ireland.
100 people are killed during religious riots between Christian Armenians and Shiite Muslims.
US televangelist and former Assemblies of God minister Jimmy Bakker is convicted of bilking 114,000 Christian followers out of $250 million.
US and allies invade Iraq.
In the conflagration of Feb. 1993 in Waco (Texas) 74
people died, among them 21 children and 2 pregnant women. 73 died by burning but
the leader (Koresh) was found with a bullet in his head, i.e. he chose a more
convenient death by suicide while his Christian followers to die cruelly by
burning (like heretics at the stake). The Christian sect illegally acquired
half-automatic and automatic weapons and trained its members in rifle practice
in order "to prepare the apocalypse". Similar to a herd of animals, e.g. of
wolves, where only the leader has the right to mate the females, the Christian
leader ordered his female members to dissolve the marriage with their husbands
because Jesus "Christ" told him being the only one to have sex with them. Having
established a sexual paradise for himself, he sired 14 children, among them even
a child with the wife of his deputy. Sexual misdemeanor and crimes are reported
already from the outset of Christianity until to today (e.g. sexual abuse of
children), even on Jesus "Christ"[i], finally even by that what the Christians
call "Holy Writ" (see: 1Co 5:1)[ii]. Early Christians regarded "Eucharist" as
that what we today call swinger parties.[iii]
[i] See: H. Atrott, "Eunuch" Jesus Caught with Naked Man in The Act, 2000, on: Source Link, last call on: 03/20/2009
[ii] Text of 1Co5:1 according to NRSV: "It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not found even among pagans; for a man is living with his father's wife."
[iii] See G W Foote and J M Wheeler write: "... that Christians were charged with promiscuous lewdness and other crimes in their assemblies. Origen also puts the crimes with which Christians were charged to the account of the Ophites and Cainites. Yet the evidence of Justin Martyr proves that such charges were brought against the Christians before these sects existed. Tertullian, indeed, after becoming a Montanist, divulged the fact that in the Church which he had before so zealously defended the young men lay with their sisters in the Agape, and wallowed in wantonness and luxury." Crimes of Christianity, chapter: 1, London, 1887, electronically published on: Source Link - last call on: 03/23/2008
(Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Victorian Catholic priest Father Gerald Ridsdale (1929-) becomes Australia's most notorious pedophile after receiving 18-year sentence for child sex abuse.
Verdict handed down in 1998: "A court in Rwanda has sentenced two Roman Catholic priests to death for their role in the genocide of 1994, in which up to a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed… The priests were convicted of involvement in two massacres. In one, they were accused of organizing the killing of about 2,000 Tutsis by bulldozing the church in which they were sheltering at Nyange in the western Kibuye region. The bulldozer driver was sentenced to life imprisonment. Different sections of the Rwandan church have been widely accused of playing an active role in the genocide of 1994 (in which about four up to five millions were massacred) but this is the first time priests have been sentenced to death inside Rwanda." BBC News, 04/18/1998, on: Source Link, last call 04/27/2008, see also: MvMuslims, Archive for the 'Christian Crimes' Category, on: Source Link , last call 04/27/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Texas Catholic priest Father Rudolph Kos (1945-) receives 3 life sentences and his church is ordered to pay record $190 million damage bill for child sex abuse.
87 die after Bible cult leader Marshall Applewhite tells followers they should "graduate" to meet Jesus behind Hale-Bopp comet.
6 people, including 3 children, are beaten to death by United Pentecostal Church of Brazil members who believe they are possessed by Devil.
Christian fundamentalist Eric Rudolph becomes FBI's most wanted fugitive after Alabama abortion clinic bombing leaves 1 policeman dead and 1 nurse critically wounded.
Former Sisters of Mercy nun Nora Wall (1948-), nicknamed "Sister Antichrist", becomes first woman in Ireland to receive maximum life sentence for rape.
Finance author Avro Manhattan claims Catholic Church in 1999 "will have indirect or direct control over one third of all sources of wealth in Western society".
Newspapers estimate US evangelist Pat Robertson's Christian empire, including TV station, diamond mine and university, is worth $312 million.
Newspapers estimate US evangelist Billy Graham's Christian empire, which has over 10 million followers, grosses $100 million annually.
on July 31 causes shockwaves after announcing in millennium speech: "... we cannot ...know (that) he (Jesus) was raised ...from the dead." In the same speech the supreme Anglican Archbishop confessed that Christianity contributed to the Holocaust on the Jews, played "a part in the victimization of the Jews in the Middle Ages and in Nazi Germany" and that Christianity "is a 'stumbling block" to peace in Northern Ireland." The archbishop further added that Christianity "contributed to the oppression of women, to policies of imperialism, slavery and the repression of free speech..." Source: Reuters, July 31, 1999, posted to the web on: 08/01/1999,on: Source Link last call of this webpage 08/14/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey criticizes Western society for worshiping wealth just weeks before media reveals UK Anglican Church earned £4.4 billion in 1999.
Media reports UK Anglican Church owned shares totaling over £20 million in military tank and helicopter manufacturer, GKN.
512 Muslims are slaughtered or reported missing during religious battles in which Christians, with 28 lives lost, are described in Australian media as being "more ruthless" than Muslims.
Over 1000 lives are lost in suicide-murder involving members of Ugandan Christian cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God.
Christian US president George Bush orders bombing of Iraq, killing 8 people including 3 children. Media describes air strike as powerful announcement of newly elected president's presence on world stage.
As any good Christian knows, the best way to deal with an enemy is not to love them but simply to blow them away ... Christian President George W. Bush declares "God told me to invade Iraq". As of 2008, more than 4000 US soldiers are dead from the decision, tens or hundreds of thousands of Iraqis are estimated to be dead, uncounted numbers beyond that on all sides are maimed, injured and FUBAR'd in other ways. Meanwhile, oil and military corporations associated with Bush, Cheney and their upper echelon pals are reaping record profits, while the US deficit soars out of control and the economy teeters on the verge of collapse from the continued funneling into the pockets of those corporations' elite class of stockholders not just the people's tax money, but trillions of dollars borrowed from other countries that will have to be paid back with interest by Americans' children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
From 1991-2003, 395 Christian church persons, mostly priests, become condemned by courts because of sexual abuse of children, only in Australia and only in that period of time. Source: Edited by antichrist.com.au: AN A-Z OF 395 AUSTRALIAN PEDOPHILE PRIESTS & OTHER CHRISTIAN ABUSERS SINCE 1991, Australian church offenders register, on: http://web.archive.org/web/20030203062013/www.antichrist.com.au/ (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
"The Rev. Christian von Wernich, who worked as a police chaplain during the military dictatorship, was found guilty of involvement in seven murders, 31 cases of torture and 42 kidnappings. He is the first Catholic priest prosecuted in connection with human rights violations in Argentina, where at least 12,000 people were killed during the military regime from 1976 to 1983."[ii] New York Times 10/10/2007, on: Source Link, last call 04/27/2008, see also: Mv Muslims, loc. cit. on: http://seenuatoll.com/mvmuslims/index.php/category/christian-crimes/page/3/ , last call on: 04/27/2008 (Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Mass-Felonies of Christian "Love" in Ireland, at least
for a whole Century, presumably since Ireland has become Christian A recent
report of the Irish government on abuse of children revealed that rape and
violence are perpetrated during the whole 20th century in Catholic orphanages
and schools, i.e. since generations, presumably since Ireland has become
Christian. (For time before the 20th century there are no investigations). Since
the report says that as well the authorities as the population knew about those
felonies[i], it is to infer that Christian clergies are criminals with impunity.
Only the known cases of sexual abuse and violence on children in Christian
facilities in Ireland are not several hundreds but several thousands[ii], i.e.
crimes in Irish-Christian facilities are the rule and no exception. Peter
Tyrrell, an Irish author and victim of Christian crimes "described his wartime
confinement in a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp as 'a tea party' compared with what
he endured (as a child) in (Christian facilities in) Ireland." [iii]The
Christian predators (thieves' cant: "good shepherds") obviously regard humans
depending on them (thieves' cant: sheep) as their preys on which they can
unleash their depravities (thieves' cant: "love") and criminal instincts
(thieves' cant: "charities") unassailably since with impunity.
[i] See: "An unholy secret that still haunts Ireland", Timesonline, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article6381318.ece, last call 05/31/2009 [ii] See: Ibidem [iii] Ibidem
(Thanks to contributing editor Hans H. Atrott)
Modern day Holy Wars. January 20, 2010. Nearly 300
people killed and hundreds more wounded in three days of clashes between
Christians and Muslims in central Nigeria in the city of Jos. The fighting
started on Sunday when Christian youths protested against the construction of a
mosque. Source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=116601§ionid=351020505
Last call 02/05/2010
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February 5th - According to EURONEWS (a broadcast of the
European Union) war among Catholics and Protestants has cost 3,600 lives so far.
Last call 02/05/2010
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