All the while this bloody sacrilege was going on the Crown of Spain was getting filthy rich, just as he planned. He confiscated lands, property, revenue and even bodies to fill his pockets. s a
The main problem of the Inquisition wasn't any outside force but the lack of supprot coming from the majority of true Catholics in the Church at that time. The Inquisitions were horrible. Auto de Faiths were held publicly in the same manner of the games of the Coliseum. People were roasted in firey agony and people saw it for what it was. Nothing of God or His Catholic Church.
However the Crown and the papacy were getting pretty well fed financially and in context of power from the conquest of the Cathars. They tried to reassure the people that cause of the Inquisition was to defend against heresy. The people weren't buying it and some of the most prominent Catholics were either killed or left the Church because of the dark cloud of corruption that hovered ove rit in that time. The leader of the Fransican Order left the Catholic and many fransicans were killed for the opposing the Inquisition. Martin Luther, was not the onlt Catholic outraged at the Inquisitions, and thus isn;t the only Catholic who thought that separation was the only means of survival. I myself personally would rather choose the path of the Fransicans and die trying to absolve God's establish Church of corruption as Christ died condmening the corruption of His ordained leadership in the Pharisees. However Luther and the others are just men. It can be expected for us to disagree.
Inregards to the support of the laity, it was said that sympathy for the Cathars were so dominant that the Inquisition faced assimilation. That was until a group of Cathars took justice into their own hands and murdered a priest of the inquisition. This forever turned people away from the Cathars. For the most part, the Cathars remained non-violent and submissive to the Iquisition begging only for peace if not for themselves then for their families they were leaving behind. With this it was hard oh man it was getting so hard for the Crown and the papacy and the corrupt leaders of the time to sell heresy as the slogan for slaughtering a people who didnt even fight back. But when these guys gave into their emotions the people had what they needed to properly fear the Cathars, blood. As such the Iquisition ignited like never before and as such many Cathars fled to Portugal. However it was in the time were Portugal took advantage of the same opportunities of Spain and aunched its own Inquisition to get rid of Cathars.
That is a brief overview and its not veyr thorough. It is important to note that death wasn't the only form of punishment. and I don't say that in defense of anything because I probably rather would've died from esfictiation from the smoke of me burning over ending a slave on board the Spanish glley ships. Horrible stuff. It is also important to ntoe that after the decrease in Cathars the Inquistion persecuted muslims as well.
The death count was horrific. There are great exaggerations out there but the Truth is that the Inquisitions, in fact just the Spanihs Inquistion alone, took out a few thousand people and left thosuands more lives desolate. At one Auto de Faith, just one, 2000 people were executed. It was the blackest time in my Church's history but it does not define my Church. the Catechism, Sacred Scripture and the teachings by which my Church was built on, the ones that these men completely contradict with their actions is what my Church is built on. So I can be upfront about the sins of men because just as you guys claim that those protestants who would to stuff like mormonism and other doctrines you don't apporve aren't true Christians, these guys were not True Catholic Christians and that is God-given Truth.
It is also a very crucial fact that I mention the Roman Inquistion. Unlike the Spanish Inquisition, the Roman Inquistion was orchestrated, carried out, started, construted with the papacy, well the corrupt leader who sat there physically. That guy was no more a true Bishop of Rome than Bucket Head is the gretaest guitarist. The authority rest solely with the Church and no secular authority.
Now I say again. What do you think you know about the Inquistions Cobalt? They had nothing to do with doctrine or heresy and eveyrthing absolutely everything to do with a quest for political power, dominance and wealth. Did you expect to run away when I heard you say the Inquisitions? I fell asleep two nights ago lwacthing another documentary about it and looking for more books to read about it. It is the blackest time my Church's history and ignorant protestant tend to use it to discredit the Church. I love the Church so why would I not know as much as I an about it? Especially when the enemy will use this to blind millions from the truth of the Catholic Church?
In any event the Inquisitions were no small matter that I can swep under a rug by comparing it to slavery, intermemt, the Holocaust or any of that. All three collectively are by far the most horrible atrcoities ever commited on this planet and I mean more than Judas betraying Christ and more than Herod ordering the death of ever child in Jesus generation. It was horrible. I stayed away from the Church for ten years because of it.
Then I studied and saw that it the Catholic Church wasn't built on hatred and greed and evil like this time presented. The system of Catholicism itself is flawless and True because it is given by God but men are the problem. Ignorance, bias, inequality, stupidity, psychopaths and evil is the problem. I decided to be like the fransicans and do my bets to never let stuff like this happen again through God's established Church. She will be what Martin Luther himself knew her to be when She was first created.
Is it not true that there is nothing under the vast heavens more corrupt, more pestilential, more hateful, than the Court of Rome? She incomparably surpasses the impiety of the Turks, so that in very truth she, who was formerly the gate of heaven, is now a sort of open mouth of hell, and such a mouth as, under the urgent wrath of God, cannot be blocked up; one course alone being left to us wretched men: to call back and save some few, if we can, from that Roman gulf.
True Catholics will show the world what God made when first created the Catholic Church. The gate is open.