Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Spanish Inquisition Part II
I might not have been totally clear yesterday. So this blog post is for clarity. What the Inquisition was attempting to do was to have the people recant (repent) while they were being burned or any number of other tortures. The reason I bring up the burning example is that while burning they could recant and then a priest could absolve (forgive) them of their sins. This happened while the person was still being burnt to death. There was no hope for them to survive ----- but the Inquisition was hoping to save their souls ----- since they were heretics. With all of that said, I have to say that I disagree with their ends justifying the means. This makes the case that not all things are beneficial to lead someone to change their ways.