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Crusades Sayings By George Friedman: Islam invaded Europe twice from the Mediterranean - first in Iberia, the second time in Islam invaded Europe twice from the Mediterranean - first in Iberia, the second time in southeastern Europe, as well as nibbling at Sicily and elsewhere. Christianity invaded Islam multiple times, the first time in the Crusades and in the battle to expel the Muslims from Iberia. Then it forced the Turks back from central Europe. The Christians finally crossed the Mediterranean in the 19th century, taking control of large parts of North Africa. Each of these two religions wanted to dominate the other. Each seemed close to its goal. Neither was successful. What remains true is that Islam and Christianity were obsessed with each other from the first encounter. Like Rome and Egypt they traded with each other and made war on each other. — George Friedman
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Crusades Sayings By Wendy Brown: Only recently has tolerance become an emblem of Western civilization, an emblem that identifies the Only recently has tolerance become an emblem of Western civilization, an emblem that identifies the West exclusively with modernity, and with liberal democracy in particular, while also disavowing the West's
savagely intolerant history, which includes the Crusades, the Inquisition, witch burnings, centuries of anti-Semitism, slavery, lynching, genocidal and other violent practices of imperialism and colonialism, Naziism, and brutal responses to decolonization. — Wendy Brown
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Crusades Sayings By Nassim Nicholas Taleb: If you are an Arabic-speaking, Greek-Orthodox going to a French school it makes you deeply If you are an Arabic-speaking, Greek-Orthodox going to a French school it makes you deeply sceptical if you have to listen to three different accounts of the Crusades - one from the Muslim side, one from the Greek side and one from the Catholic side. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Crusades Sayings By Gilbert K. Chesterton: When people talk as if the Crusades were nothing more than an aggressive raid against When people talk as if the Crusades were nothing more than an aggressive raid against Islam, they seem to forget in the strangest way that Islam itself was only an aggressive raid against the old and ordered civilization in these parts. I do not say it in mere hostility to the religion of Mahomet; I am fully conscious of many values and virtues in it; but certainly it was Islam that was the invasion and Christendom that was the thing invaded. — Gilbert K. Chesterton
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Crusades Sayings By Ellis Peters: I have always known that the best of the Saracens could out-Christian many of us I have always known that the best of the Saracens could out-Christian many of us Christians. — Ellis Peters
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Crusades Sayings By Arthur Schopenhauer: The fruits of Christianity were religious wars, butcheries, crusades, inquisitions, extermination of the natives of The fruits of Christianity were religious wars, butcheries, crusades, inquisitions, extermination of the natives of America, and the introduction of African slaves in their place. — Arthur Schopenhauer
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Crusades Sayings By Ian Morgan Cron: When the church first began, it was a pacifistic movement known for its outspoken criticism When the church first began, it was a pacifistic movement known for its outspoken criticism of any form of bloodshed or violence. After Constantine legalized Christianity, 'just war' theory emerged, which meant that Christians could participate in wars if certain criteria were satisfied. By the year 1100, Christians were launching Crusades and telling the faithful that killing Muslims would secure them a spot in heaven! What happened? Somewhere along the way we forgot that Jesus intended the Sermon on the Mount to be an actual, concrete program for living. He wanted us to actually live it, not just admire it as a nice but unrealistic ideal. I mean, what would happen if Christians dedicated themselves to peacemaking with the same discipline and focus that armies do for war? What difference could it make? We have to revisit the early church's teachings about reconciliation, peacemaking, and the Sermon on the Mount and ask ourselves if we're living them out or tiptoeing around them. — Ian Morgan Cron
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Crusades Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: The modern mind is hard to please; and it generally calls the way of Godfrey The modern mind is hard to please; and it generally calls the way of Godfrey ferocious and the way of Francis fanatical. That is, it calls any moral method unpractical, when it has just called any practical method immoral. — G.K. Chesterton
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Crusades Sayings By Amy Waldman: Over the centuries, and even today, the Bible and Christian theology have helped justify the Over the centuries, and even today, the Bible and Christian theology have helped justify the Crusades, slavery, violence against gays, and the murder of doctors who perform abortions. The words themselves are latent, inert, harmless - until they aren't. — Amy Waldman
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Crusades Sayings By Yuval Noah Harari: Sapiens rule the world because only they can weave an intersubjective web of meaning: a Sapiens rule the world because only they can weave an intersubjective web of meaning: a web of laws, forces, entities and places that exist purely in their common imagination. This web allows humans alone to organise crusades, socialist revolutions and human rights movements. — Yuval Noah Harari
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Crusades Sayings By Billy Graham: God called me many years ago to be an evangelist, and I have never regretted God called me many years ago to be an evangelist, and I have never regretted His leading. I love the crusades, meeting people from every country and culture all over the world. My life has been blessed by friends from every land, and challenges from every corner. — Billy Graham
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Crusades Sayings By David G. McAfee: Isn't it amazing that, historically, the "Prince of Peace" has most often been introduced to Isn't it amazing that, historically, the "Prince of Peace" has most often been introduced to new cultures through extreme violence? European and American colonialists bring this disparity to light in a way that makes me wish that forced conversion didn't work so extraordinarily well. — David G. McAfee
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Crusades Sayings By Dinesh D'Souza: What was distinctively Western was not slavery but the moral crusade to end slavery. What was distinctively Western was not slavery but the moral crusade to end slavery. — Dinesh D'Souza
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Crusades Sayings By Barbara W. Tuchman: TO BE "THE SEWER OF CHRISTENDOM and drain all the discords out of it" was TO BE "THE SEWER OF CHRISTENDOM and drain all the discords out of it" was the primary function of the Crusades, — Barbara W. Tuchman
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Crusades Sayings By Kage Baker: Boy, you're good at figuring things out. Isn't he? Except that if anybody's the devil Boy, you're good at figuring things out. Isn't he? Except that if anybody's the devil in this room it's _you_, buster." An extraordinary bitterness came into his face. "I've seen you before. I know you, all right, preacher man. Age after age, you come back. You always lead the crusades. You're so damned golden-tongued, other people just flock to die for your causes. You die with them, it's true, because you're stupid enough to believe your own great lies; but you always come back again somehow. Oh, I know _you_. — Kage Baker
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Crusades Sayings By Amrit Sinha: Comma in 'Beginning with a Comma' is the hiccup, not only a pause. One can Comma in 'Beginning with a Comma' is the hiccup, not only a pause. One can never imagine where a breath pauses, where adolescence can get acquainted with adulthood, its shadow lines, blurred realities that make the appearance and likeliness a mere binary to each other! Comma is a mental conflict, therefore, I call it a hiccup, an 'uncomfortable' pause- one that either continues till you gulp down something else or vanishes forever, miraculous!
Gita, Crusades, Khalsa or Jihad- War has never been alien to world religions. But it is not the physical combat these wars symbolise, but the inner conflicts. In Gita, while Arjuna symbolizes a person who seeks salvation, Krishna is the God himself and it is the mental conflict which is Kurukshetra.

Epilogue, Beginning with a Comma — Amrit Sinha
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Crusades Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: Sir Steven Runciman, whose history of the Crusades is an imperishable work, because it demonstrates Sir Steven Runciman, whose history of the Crusades is an imperishable work, because it demonstrates that medieval Christian fundamentalism not only constituted a menace to Islamic civilization but also directly resulted in the sack of Byzantium, the retardation of Europe, and the massacre of the Jews. — Christopher Hitchens
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Crusades Sayings By Karl Shapiro: Every war is its own excuse. That's why they're all surrounded with ideals. That's why Every war is its own excuse. That's why they're all surrounded with ideals. That's why they're all crusades. — Karl Shapiro
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Crusades Sayings By Molly Worthen: In the mainstream of evangelicalism, where female senior pastors were often unwelcome, most leaders and In the mainstream of evangelicalism, where female senior pastors were often unwelcome, most leaders and laypeople had adopted the conservative Reformed view of gender and had forgotten (or never knew of) women's leadership in the moral crusades of the nineteenth century, or even their prominence as Bible teachers, relief workers, and missionaries prior to the 1930s. — Molly Worthen
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Crusades Sayings By Marjane Satrapi: For me George Bush is just as scary, if not more. Because he doesn't look For me George Bush is just as scary, if not more. Because he doesn't look like a scary guy, because he's shaved and he has a tie on. But he's a real fanatic - a fanatic by definition is the one who says, if you are not with me, you are against me, and that's exactly the position he takes. The mullahs in my country, it's obvious. But a guy who says I am the president of the biggest secular democracy in the world and asks people to read the Bible and make crusades and says he's God's best friend - this guy is even more scary because you don't see it at the beginning. — Marjane Satrapi
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Crusades Sayings By Sunday Adelaja: Hospitals are better and more reliable than miracle crusades. Hospitals are better and more reliable than miracle crusades. — Sunday Adelaja
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Crusades Sayings By Lauren Kate: I'm sorry.""Don't worry, dear," the woman said brightly. "The day I encounter Sophia again, I'll I'm sorry."
"Don't worry, dear," the woman said brightly. "The day I encounter Sophia again, I'll grab the nearest heavy object and bludgeon her myself."
Arriane flung out a hand to help Luce up, pulling her so hard her feet shot off the ground. "Dee's an old friend. And a first-class party animal, might I add. Got the metabolism of a donkey. She almost brought the Crusades to a grinding halt the night she seduced Saladin."
"Oh, nonsense!" Dee said, flapping a hand dismissively.
"She's the best storyteller, too," Annabelle added. "Or she was before she dropped off the face of the earth. Where've you been hiding, woman?"
The woman drew a deep breath and her golden eyes dampened. "Actually, I fell in love."
"Oh, Dee!" Annabelle crooned, clasping the woman's hand. "How wonderful."
"Otto Z. Otto." The woman sniffed. "May he rest ... "
"Dr. Otto," Daniel said, stepping out of the doorway. "You knew Dr. Otto?"
"Backwards and forwards. — Lauren Kate
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Crusades Sayings By Julie Berry: But I also saw a city still bruised and bleeding from years of crushing war. But I also saw a city still bruised and bleeding from years of crushing war. I saw souls darkened by loss and bitterness in the crusades. I saw faith destroyed after the brutality we'd endured in its name. — Julie Berry
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Crusades Sayings By Andrew Bernstein: Many argue that Christianity is "different" from other religions - that it is primarily about Many argue that Christianity is "different" from other religions - that it is primarily about love of one's fellow man. The Crusades, The Inquisition, Calvin's Geneva all prove that this is not the case. These events were pre-eminently about obedience to authority. — Andrew Bernstein
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Crusades Sayings By Alexis De Tocqueville: In running over the pages of our history for seven hundred years, we shall scarcely In running over the pages of our history for seven hundred years, we shall scarcely find a single great event which has not promoted equality of condition. The Crusades and the English wars decimated the nobles and divided their possessions: the municipal corporations introduced democratic liberty into the bosom of feudal monarchy; the invention of fire-arms equalized the vassal and the noble on the field of battle; the art of printing opened the same resources to the minds of all classes; the post-office brought knowledge alike to the door of the cottage and to the gate of the palace; and Protestantism proclaimed that all men are alike able to find the road to heaven. The discovery of America opened a thousand new paths to fortune, and led obscure adventurers to wealth and power. — Alexis De Tocqueville
Crusades Sayings By Benny Hinn: And I know, that I know, that I know, we are about to see the And I know, that I know, that I know, we are about to see the greatest manifestations of God's presence ever! A prophetess named Ruth Heflin sent me a word recently and told me to get ready, to see, physical manifestations of Christ on the platforms in our crusades, that people will have visions of the Lord in the meetings. Those things have happened in the past, I know. In a Thialagua (spelling?) meeting one time in Africa, the Lord appeared to a - to the whole crowd! It is about to begin happening, I know it too! Expect it, to happen also, in your own home! — Benny Hinn
Crusades Sayings By Jane Eisner: A good journalistic organisation upholds four values: inform, reflect, crusade, connect. A good journalistic organisation upholds four values: inform, reflect, crusade, connect. — Jane Eisner
Crusades Sayings By Moustapha Akkad: If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But you can't blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this. That's my message. — Moustapha Akkad
Crusades Sayings By Anonymous: When the British General, Allenby, victoriously entered Jerusalem in October 1917 he declared "today the When the British General, Allenby, victoriously entered Jerusalem in October 1917 he declared "today the Crusades have ended". — Anonymous
Crusades Sayings By Elaine Pagels: Christians have ... identified their opponents, whether Jews, pagans, or heretics, with forces of evil, Christians have ... identified their opponents, whether Jews, pagans, or heretics, with forces of evil, and so with Satan ... Nor have things improved since. The blood-soaked history of persecution, torture, murder, and destruction perpetrated in the name of religion is difficult to grasp, let alohne summarize, from the slaughter of Christians to the Crusades to the Inquisitiion to the Reformation to the European witchcraze to colonialization to today's bitter coflict in the Middle East. — Elaine Pagels
Crusades Sayings By Ken Ballen: One other thing this skinny Arab knew: the power of hating the Jew. He could One other thing this skinny Arab knew: the power of hating the Jew. He could quote from the Holy Book chapter and verse the perfidy of Jews. He could show the dagger of Israel stuck in the soul of Jerusalem where Prophet Muhammad ascended to Heaven. And this son of Islam's most holy places could wrap it all up in a tidy little conspiracy, the Jews in New York controlling America, the Great Satan, launching their crusades against Muslims everywhere. See, we Muslims are nursed on the mother's milk of conspiracies. And unless you have a conspiracy to explain everything in one neat package, we simply won't believe you. — Ken Ballen
Crusades Sayings By Thomas Sowell: People used to complain about 'the idle rich.' But the idle rich did not do People used to complain about 'the idle rich.' But the idle rich did not do the kind of harm being done by today's busybody rich, who feed their own egos by bankrolling political crusades on the left which hurt the very people that the left claims to care about
working people, minorities, and children. — Thomas Sowell
Crusades Sayings By Nelson Algren: Nor all your piety nor all your preaching, nor all your crusades nor all your Nor all your piety nor all your preaching, nor all your crusades nor all your threats can stop one girl from going on the turf, can stop one mugging, can keep one promising youth from becoming a drug addict, so long as the force that drives the owners of our civilization is away from those who own nothing at all. — Nelson Algren
Crusades Sayings By Karen Armstrong: Ever since the Crusades, when Christians from western Europe were fighting holy wars against Muslims Ever since the Crusades, when Christians from western Europe were fighting holy wars against Muslims in the near east, western people have often perceived Islam as a violent and intolerant faith - even though when this prejudice took root Islam had a better record of tolerance than Christianity. — Karen Armstrong
Crusades Sayings By Thomas Sowell: Global warming' is just the latest in a long line of hysterical crusades to which Global warming' is just the latest in a long line of hysterical crusades to which we seem to be increasingly susceptible. — Thomas Sowell
Crusades Sayings By Scott Anderson: [A] common denominator in European wars going back to the Crusadesno matter who won or [A] common denominator in European wars going back to the Crusades
no matter who won or lost, the one fairly reliable constant was that Jews somewhere were going to suffer. — Scott Anderson
Crusades Sayings By P.G. Wodehouse: It would take more than long-stemmed roses to change my view that you're a despicable It would take more than long-stemmed roses to change my view that you're a despicable cowardy custard and a disgrace to a proud family. Your ancestors fought in the Crusades and were often mentioned in despatches, and you cringe like a salted snail at the thought of appearing as Santa Claus before an audience of charming children who wouldn't hurt a fly. It's enough to make an aunt turn her face to the wall and give up the struggle. — P.G. Wodehouse
Crusades Sayings By Sharon Kay Penman: Forget the threat of Hell's infernal flames. The true torture would condemn a man to Forget the threat of Hell's infernal flames. The true torture would condemn a man to wait and wait and wait - for an eternity — Sharon Kay Penman
Crusades Sayings By John Paul Warren: Men of God are not just born, they are formed Men of God are not just born, they are formed — John Paul Warren
Crusades Sayings By Richard Baxter: The name of this city much helpeth Jew and Gentile to see the state of The name of this city much helpeth Jew and Gentile to see the state of peace, for this is called Jerusalem, and that in Canaan hath Christ destroyed: this name should clearly have taught bot h the Hebrews not to look and pray daily for to return to Canaan, and pseduo-catholics not to fight for special holiness there (658-9). — Richard Baxter
Crusades Sayings By Thomas Asbridge: By now the crusaders had christened the most powerful French catapult 'Mal Voisine', or 'Bad By now the crusaders had christened the most powerful French catapult 'Mal Voisine', or 'Bad Neighbour', while nicknaming the Muslim stone-thrower that targeted it for conter-bombardment 'Mal Cousine', or 'Bad Relation'. — Thomas Asbridge
Crusades Sayings By Terry Pratchett: He knew from experience that true and obvious ideas, such as the ineffable wisdom and He knew from experience that true and obvious ideas, such as the ineffable wisdom and judgment of the Great God Om, seemed so obscure to many people that you actually had to kill them before they saw the error of their ways ... — Terry Pratchett
Crusades Sayings By Ridley Scott: You step forward and make it real for a start. You choose a sensible moment You step forward and make it real for a start. You choose a sensible moment in history. Funnily enough, England was bankrupt and the moment is the death of Richard The Lionheart ... Richard takes an arrow in the neck collecting a small debt from a small castle on his way home from the Crusades because he's penniless. — Ridley Scott
Crusades Sayings By Thomas B. Macaulay: Mere negation, mere Epicurean infidelity, as Lord Bacon most justly observes, has never disturbed the Mere negation, mere Epicurean infidelity, as Lord Bacon most justly observes, has never disturbed the peace of the world. It furnishes no motive for action; it inspires no enthusiasm; it has no missionaries, no crusades, no martyrs. — Thomas B. Macaulay
Crusades Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: Now is as good a time as ever to revisit the history of the Crusades, Now is as good a time as ever to revisit the history of the Crusades, or the sorry history of partition in Kashmir, or the woes of the Chechens and Kosovars. But the bombers of Manhattan represent fascism with an Islamic face, and there's no point in any euphemism about it. What they abominate about 'the West,' to put it in a phrase, is not what Western liberals don't like and can't defend about their own system, but what they do like about it and must defend: its emancipated women, its scientific inquiry, its separation of religion from the state. Loose talk about chickens coming home to roost is the moral equivalent of the hateful garbage emitted by Falwell and Robertson, and exhibits about the same intellectual content. — Christopher Hitchens
Crusades Sayings By Michael Koogler: But today, the United States is a shell of what we were back then. Several But today, the United States is a shell of what we were back then. Several administrations have stripped the military to the bone and what we have left is off fighting the unending 21st century version of the Crusades. — Michael Koogler
Crusades Sayings By Stanley Hauerwas: In the Crusades, getting the Holy Land back was the goal, and any means could In the Crusades, getting the Holy Land back was the goal, and any means could be used to achieve it. World War II was a crusade. The firebombing of Tokyo by Doolittle and the carpet bombing in Germany, especially by the British, showed that. — Stanley Hauerwas
Crusades Sayings By Amin Maalouf: It seems clear that the Arab East still sees the West as a natural enemy. It seems clear that the Arab East still sees the West as a natural enemy. Against that enemy, any hostile action-be it political, military, or based on oil-is considered no more than legitimate vengeance. And there can be no doubt that the schism between these two worlds dates from the Crusades, deeply felt by the Arabs, even today, as an act of rape — Amin Maalouf
Crusades Sayings By Michael Ondaatje: I knew maps of the sea floor, maps that depict weaknesses in the shield of I knew maps of the sea floor, maps that depict weaknesses in the shield of the earth, charts painted on skin that contain the various routes of the Crusades. So — Michael Ondaatje
Crusades Sayings By Barack Obama: And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. — Barack Obama
Crusades Sayings By John Ralston Saul: Moral crusade: Public activity undertaken by middle-aged men who are cheating on their wives or Moral crusade: Public activity undertaken by middle-aged men who are cheating on their wives or diddling little boys. Moral crusades are particularly popular among those seeking power for their own personal pleasure, politicians who can't think of anything useful to do with their mandates, and religious professionals suffering from a personal inability to communicate with their god. — John Ralston Saul
Crusades Sayings By Rick Santorum: The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical. And that is what the perception is by the American Left who hates Christendom ... What I'm talking about is onward American soldiers. What we're talking about are core American values. — Rick Santorum
Crusades Sayings By Thomas E. Woods Jr.: Nisbet could find much to disturb a traditional conservative even in the rhetoric of Ronald Nisbet could find much to disturb a traditional conservative even in the rhetoric of Ronald Reagan: "President Reagan's deepest soul is not Republican-conservative but New Deal-Second World War Democrat. Thus his well noted preference for citing FDR and Kennedy as noble precedents for his actions rather than Coolidge, Hoover, or even Eisenhower. The word 'revolution' springs lightly from his lips, for anything from tax reform to narcotics prosecution. Reagan's passion for crusades, moral and military, is scarcely American-conservative. — Thomas E. Woods Jr.
Crusades Sayings By Johann Hari: It is a natural human instinct to turn our fears into symbols, and destroy the It is a natural human instinct to turn our fears into symbols, and destroy the symbols, in the hope that it will destroy the fear. It is a logic that keeps recurring throughout human history, from the Crusades to the witch hunts to the present day. — Johann Hari
Crusades Sayings By Gregory A. Boyd: When the kingdom of God is manifested, it's obvious. It looks like Jesus. But America When the kingdom of God is manifested, it's obvious. It looks like Jesus. But America as a nation has clearly never looked remotely like Jesus. There was nothing distinctively Christlike about the way America was "discovered," conquered, or governed in the early years. To the contrary, the way this nation was "discovered," conquered, and governed was a rather typical, barbaric, violent, kingdom-of-the-world affair. The immoral barbarism displayed in the early (and subsequent) years of this country was, sadly, pretty typical by kingdom-of-the-world standards. The fact that it was largely done under the banner of Christ doesn't make it more Christian, any more than any other bloody conquest done in Jesus' name throughout history (such as the Crusades and the Inquisition) qualifies them as Christlike. — Gregory A. Boyd
Crusades Sayings By Margaret Ayer Barnes: All wars are crusades, or we're made to feel they are. That's just what's so All wars are crusades, or we're made to feel they are. That's just what's so wicked about them. We're made to feel - not think - and people can't think when they feel. — Margaret Ayer Barnes
Crusades Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut: Mackay had a low opinion of all Crusades. The Children's Crusade struck him as only Mackay had a low opinion of all Crusades. The Children's Crusade struck him as only slightly more sordid than the ten Crusades for grown-ups. O'Hare read this handsome passage out loud: History in her solemn page informs us that the crusaders were but ignorant and savage men, that their motives were those of bigotry unmitigated, and that their pathway was one of blood and tears. Romance, on the other hand, dilates upon their piety and heroism, and portrays, in her most glowing and impassioned hues, their virtue and magnanimity, the imperishable honor they acquired for themselves, and the great services they rendered to Christianity. — Kurt Vonnegut
Crusades Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: It is precisely that requirement of shared worship that has been the principal source of It is precisely that requirement of shared worship that has been the principal source of suffering for individual man and the human race since the beginning of history. In their efforts to impose universal worship, men have unsheathed their swords and killed one another. They have invented gods and challenged each other: Discard your gods and worship mine or I will destroy both your gods and you! — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crusades Sayings By Thomas Sowell: After political crusades for 'affordable housing' ended up ruining the housing market and much of After political crusades for 'affordable housing' ended up ruining the housing market and much of the economy with it, many of the same politicians are now carrying on a crusade for 'affordable health care.' But what you can afford has absolutely nothing to do with the cost of producing anything. Refusing to pay those costs means that you are just not going to continue getting the same quantity and quality - regardless of what any politician says or how well he says it. — Thomas Sowell
Crusades Sayings By Richard Dawkins: Imagine, with John Lennon, a world with no religion. Imagine no suicide bombers, no 9/11, Imagine, with John Lennon, a world with no religion. Imagine no suicide bombers, no 9/11, no 7/7, no Crusades, no witch-hunts, no Gunpowder Plot, no Indian partition, no Israeli/Palestinian wars, no Serb/Croat/Muslim massacres, no persecution of Jews as 'Christ-killers', no Northern Ireland 'troubles', no 'honour killings', no shiny-suited bouffant-haired televangelists fleecing gullible people of their money ('God wants you to give till it hurts'). Imagine no Taliban to blow up ancient statues, no public beheadings of blasphemers, no flogging of female skin for the crime of showing an inch of it. — Richard Dawkins
Crusades Sayings By Ken Follett: They did not suspect her for a moment. It did not occur to them that They did not suspect her for a moment. It did not occur to them that a woman could be dangerous. How foolish they were. Women could do most of the things men did. Who was left in charge when the men were fighting wars, or going on crusades? There were women carpenters, dyers, tanners, bakers and brewers. — Ken Follett
Crusades Sayings By Dan Brown: From the Crusades, to the Inquisition, to American politicsthe name of Jesus had been hijacked From the Crusades, to the Inquisition, to American politics
the name of Jesus had been hijacked as an ally in all kinds of power struggles. Since the beginning of time, the ignorant had always screamed the loudest, herding the unsuspecting masses and forcing them to do their bidding. They defended their worldly desires by citing Scripture they did not understand. They celebrated their intolerance as proof of their convictions. Now, after all these years, mankind had finally managed to utterly erode everything that had once been so beautiful about Jesus. — Dan Brown
Crusades Sayings By George W. Bush: This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while. This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while. — George W. Bush
Crusades Sayings By John Lothrop Motley: The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs. The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs. — John Lothrop Motley
Crusades Sayings By Paul Rogat Loeb: None of us can predict when the causes we support will capture the public imagination, None of us can predict when the causes we support will capture the public imagination, and our once-lonely quests become popular crusades. — Paul Rogat Loeb
Crusades Sayings By David Simon: I don't consider myself to be a crusader of any sort. I was bystander to I don't consider myself to be a crusader of any sort. I was bystander to a certain number of newspaper crusades. They end badly, in terms of being either fraudulent or by inspiring legislations that makes things worse. So, I regard myself as someone coming to the campfire with the truest possible narrative he can acquire. — David Simon
Crusades Sayings By Noam Chomsky: When General Allenby conquered Jerusalem during World War I, he was hailed in the American When General Allenby conquered Jerusalem during World War I, he was hailed in the American press as Richard the Lion-Hearted, who had at last won the Crusades and driven the pagans out of the Holy Land. — Noam Chomsky
Crusades Sayings By Scott Anderson: Part of Sykes's motive was rooted in religiosity. A devout Catholic, he regarded a return Part of Sykes's motive was rooted in religiosity. A devout Catholic, he regarded a return of the ancient tribe of Israel to the Holy Land as a way to correct
a nearly two-thousand-year-old wrong. That view had taken on new passion and
urgency with the massacres of the Armenians. To Sykes, in that ongoing atrocity, the Ottoman Empire had proven it could never again be trusted to protect
its religious minority populations. At war's end, the Christian and Jewish Holy
Land of Palestine would be taken from it, and the failure of the Crusades made
right. — Scott Anderson
Crusades Sayings By Rick Santorum: And that is what the perception is by the American left, who hates Christendom. And that is what the perception is by the American left, who hates Christendom. — Rick Santorum
Crusades Sayings By Thomas Sowell: When Congress gets through investigating Attorney General Janet Reno, will her agency become known as When Congress gets through investigating Attorney General Janet Reno, will her agency become known as the Obstruction of Justice Department? The civil rights movement was one of the great moral crusades in the first half of the twentieth century. Unfortunately, in more recent times it has become all too much like those it opposed, demanding racial double standards and even condoning verbal and violent attacks against members of other races. — Thomas Sowell
Crusades Sayings By Rodney Stark: Current Muslim memories and anger about the Crusades are a twentieth-century creation, prompted in part Current Muslim memories and anger about the Crusades are a twentieth-century creation, prompted in part by 'post-World War I British and French imperialism and post-World War II creation of the state of Israel. — Rodney Stark
Crusades Sayings By Norman Davies: Arguably, the only fruit of the Crusades kept by the Christians was the apricot. Arguably, the only fruit of the Crusades kept by the Christians was the apricot. — Norman Davies
Crusades Sayings By Kevin Crossley-Holland: When I was a boy, I took over the shed at the bottom of the When I was a boy, I took over the shed at the bottom of the garden and displayed fossils and potsherds and coins in it and proudly called it my 'museum'. I charged people to come in, and my most prized possession was a Saracen shield dating from the Crusades. — Kevin Crossley-Holland
Crusades Sayings By Ahdaf Soueif: The building is rather like a medieval Castle and was established in the Sixth Century The building is rather like a medieval Castle and was established in the Sixth Century and soon afterwards, as the Moslem armies advanced Westwards from the Arabian Peninsula, somebody had the prescience to build a small Mosque in its courtyard to guard against it being burned or demolished. At the time of the Crusades it was the turn of the Monastery to protect the Mosque, and so it has been down the ages, each House of God extending its shelter to the other as opposing armies came and went. — Ahdaf Soueif
Crusades Sayings By Jack Weatherford: Under the chivalrous rules of warfare as practiced in Europe and the Middle East during Under the chivalrous rules of warfare as practiced in Europe and the Middle East during the Crusades, enemy aristocrats displayed superficial, and often pompous, respect for one another while freely slaughtering common soldiers. Rather than kill their aristocratic enemy on the battlefield, they preferred to capture him as a hostage whom they could ransom back to his family or country. The Mongols did not share this code. To the contrary, they sought to kill all the aristocrats as quickly as possible in order to prevent future wars against them, and Genghis Khan never accepted enemy aristocrats into his army and rarely into his service in any capacity. — Jack Weatherford
Crusades Sayings By Joseph Jacobs: The first two crusades brought the flower of European chivalry to Constantinople and restored that The first two crusades brought the flower of European chivalry to Constantinople and restored that spiritual union between Eastern and Western Christendom that had been interrupted by the great schism of the Greek and Roman Churches. — Joseph Jacobs
Crusades Sayings By J. William Fulbright: It's unnatural and unhealthy for a nation to be engaged in global crusades for some It's unnatural and unhealthy for a nation to be engaged in global crusades for some principle or idea while neglecting the needs of its own people. — J. William Fulbright
Crusades Sayings By Robert M. Lindner: It is characteristic of all movements and crusades that the psychopathic element rises to the It is characteristic of all movements and crusades that the psychopathic element rises to the top. — Robert M. Lindner
Crusades Sayings By Richard Engel: The Crusades, waged intermittently from 1095 to 1291, but which continued in waves for centuries The Crusades, waged intermittently from 1095 to 1291, but which continued in waves for centuries after that, were military campaigns sanctioned principally by the Roman Catholic Church to reclaim the Holy Land. American students barely learn about the Crusades, but they are essential to understanding the wars of the last decade. — Richard Engel
Crusades Sayings By Julia Quinn: Let it be said, Marcus thought dryly,that nothing cooled a man's ardor like the Crusades. Let it be said, Marcus thought dryly,that nothing cooled a man's ardor like the Crusades. — Julia Quinn
Crusades Sayings By Douglas Murray: They are an American Delegation who are doing a tour of the region to apologize They are an American Delegation who are doing a tour of the region to apologize for the crusades', said Arafat. Then he, and his guest, burst out laughing. They both knew that America had little or no involvement in the wars of the eleventh to thirteenth centuries. But Arafat, at any rate, was happy to indulge the affliction of anyone who believed they had and use it to his own political advantage. — Douglas Murray
Crusades Sayings By Charles Eisenstein: You can't just do whatever you feel like." "You can't just do anything you want." You can't just do whatever you feel like." "You can't just do anything you want." "You have to learn self-restraint." "You're only interested in gratifying your desires." "You don't care about anything but your own pleasure." Can you hear the judgmentality in these admonitions? Can you see how they reproduce the mentality of domination that runs our civilization? Goodness comes through conquest. Health comes through conquering bacteria. Agriculture is improved by eliminating pests. Society is made safe by winning the war on crime. On my walk today, students accosted me, asking if I wanted to join the "fight" against pediatric cancer. There are so many fights, crusades, campaigns, so many calls to overcome the enemy by force. No wonder we apply the same strategy to ourselves. Thus it is that the inner devastation of the Western psyche matches exactly the outer devastation it has wreaked upon the planet. Wouldn't you like to be part of a different kind of revolution? — Charles Eisenstein
Crusades Sayings By Brian D. McLaren: But before Christianity was a rich and powerful religion, before it was associated with buildings, But before Christianity was a rich and powerful religion, before it was associated with buildings, budgets, crusades, colonialism, or televangelism, it began as a revolutionary nonviolent movement promoting a new kind of aliveness on the margins of society. — Brian D. McLaren
Crusades Sayings By Walter Kasper: Christianity brought something new and revolutionary: freedom and unconditional dignity for each individual, regardless of Christianity brought something new and revolutionary: freedom and unconditional dignity for each individual, regardless of his religion, culture or nationality. But the East and the West have parted ways since the Crusades. — Walter Kasper
Crusades Sayings By Seyyed Hossein Nasr: Two diametrically opposed points of view concerning religion in the West are to bee seen Two diametrically opposed points of view concerning religion in the West are to bee seen among Muslims. Some consider all Westerners to be Christians, with the small Jewish minority being of course an exception, and often refer to Westerners as "those Christians" as if the West were of the Middle Ages when the Crusades were carried out and when Western civilization lived in what has been called the Age of Faith. Another group of Muslims hold the opposite view that all Westerners are materialists or agnostics and skeptics and in fact there is no religion among the Westerners. Now it is essential to insist that both of these views are false. — Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Crusades Sayings By Julian Fantino: We're on record. We're part of the crusade. We're not backing down. We're on record. We're part of the crusade. We're not backing down. — Julian Fantino
Crusades Sayings By Alfred Gough: We liked the idea that it was a low-tech future. But everything always repeats the We liked the idea that it was a low-tech future. But everything always repeats the past. If you look today and look at something in the middle east where you got people getting beheaded it's like the crusades with Twitter. It's crazy, human nature does the same thing. In a way, even though you're in the future people wanted order so this sort of system rose up. — Alfred Gough
Crusades Sayings By Hans Urs Von Balthasar: The greatest tragedy in the history of Christianity was neither the Crusades nor the Reformation The greatest tragedy in the history of Christianity was neither the Crusades nor the Reformation nor the Inquisition, but rather the split that opened up between theology and spirituality at the end of the Middle Ages. — Hans Urs Von Balthasar
Crusades Sayings By Mickey Rourke: [The tension] between the Christians and Muslims goes back to the Crusades, doesn't it? It's [The tension] between the Christians and Muslims goes back to the Crusades, doesn't it? It's too easy to blame everything on one guy. These are unpredictable, dangerous times, and I don't think that anyone really knows quite what to do. — Mickey Rourke
Crusades Sayings By Rodney Stark: Many critics of the Crusades would seem to suppose that after the Muslims had overrun Many critics of the Crusades would seem to suppose that after the Muslims had overrun a major portion of Christendom, they should have been ignored or forgiven; suggestions have been made about turning the other cheek. This outlook is certainly unrealistic and probably insincere. Not only had the Byzantines lost most of their empire; the enemy was at their gates. And the loss of Spain, Sicily, and southern Italy, as well as a host of Mediterranean islands, was bitterly resented in Europe. Hence, as British historian Derek Lomax (1933-1992) explained, 'The popes, like most Christians, believed war against the Muslims to be justified partly because the latter had usurped by force lands which once belonged to Christians and partly because they abused the Christians over whom they ruled and such Christian lands as they could raid for slaves, plunder and the joys of destruction.' It was time to strike back. — Rodney Stark
Crusades Sayings By Arsalan Iftikhar: From the Crusades to the Holocaust to the Cold War to the current "clash of From the Crusades to the Holocaust to the Cold War to the current "clash of civilizations," the demonization of "the other" has played a central and nefarious role in justifying the most evil human enterprises. Instead of finding common ground with those of different beliefs, backgrounds, and cultures than ourselves, we crow these days about our American "exceptionalism" and seek to impose our values on those who reject them. This is the pathway to permanent war - a path that has led to enormous wealth and power for the few, and deepening misery for the rest of humanity. — Arsalan Iftikhar
Crusades Sayings By Kenneth S. Saladin: Regard the Franj! Behold with what obstinacy they fight for their religion, while we, the Regard the Franj! Behold with what obstinacy they fight for their religion, while we, the Muslims, show no enthusiasm for waging holy war. — Kenneth S. Saladin
Crusades Sayings By Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov: Until the Crusades Islam was indistinguishable from Judaism and ... only then did it receive Until the Crusades Islam was indistinguishable from Judaism and ... only then did it receive its independent character, while Muhammad and the first Caliphs are mythical figures. — Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov
Crusades Sayings By Robert Wright: During the Crusades, when Christians were in the mood to slaughter infidels, they were very During the Crusades, when Christians were in the mood to slaughter infidels, they were very cognizant of God's sanctioning faith-based mass murder in parts of the Bible. During the Cold War, when the United States was part of an international multifaith alliance that included Muslim and Buddhist nations, this motif was played down; whole generations of American Christians were weaned on a misleadingly sunny selection of Bible stories. — Robert Wright
Crusades Sayings By John Sweeney: Because of GLHR's crusades ... we're beginning to learn the awful truth about workers around Because of GLHR's crusades ... we're beginning to learn the awful truth about workers around the world who are slaving away their lives in sweatshops, who are denied the right to join or form a union in order to fight back and provide a better life for their families. — John Sweeney
Crusades Sayings By Richard Engel: Ottoman provinces were re-formed and cobbled together into states. The region was carved up with Ottoman provinces were re-formed and cobbled together into states. The region was carved up with little regard to ethnic, religious, or territorial concerns. The flawed and cavalier treaties of World War I explain to a large degree why the Middle East remains unstable and angry today. Every Muslim schoolchild is taught this arc of history and resents it: Islam's golden era of the Arab caliphate, the Crusades, the Mongol devastation, the rise of the Ottomans, World War I, the carving up of the Middle East by Europe, and the poverty, weakness, and wars in the Muslim world of the last century. This is the basic and sad narrative taught at every mosque, and it has the benefit of being broadly accurate. — Richard Engel
Crusades Sayings By Jimmy Carter: Billy Graham is one of my great lifetime heroes. I think he epitomizes the essence Billy Graham is one of my great lifetime heroes. I think he epitomizes the essence of what a Christian leader should be. I have participated in some of his crusades a couple of times in Atlanta. I've seen the profound impact he's had on me personally, and on other people who were not Christians and accepted Christ as Savior. — Jimmy Carter
Crusades Sayings By Sven Lange: If many regard Islam as a religion of the sword, Muslims down through the ages If many regard Islam as a religion of the sword, Muslims down through the ages have spoken of the West's Crusader mentality and ambitions. Therefore for Muslim-Christian relations, it is less a case of what actually happened in the Crusades than how they are remembered. — Sven Lange
Crusades Sayings By Howard Fineman: The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time, even The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time, even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps to a majority of Americans. — Howard Fineman
Crusades Sayings By Barbara G. Walker: The very fears and guilts imposed by religious training are responsible for some of history's The very fears and guilts imposed by religious training are responsible for some of history's most brutal wars, crusades, pogroms, and persecutions, including five centuries of almost unimaginable terrorism under Europe's Inquisition and the unthinkably sadistic legal murder of nearly nine million women. History doesn't say much very good about God. — Barbara G. Walker