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THE CORRUPTION OF CHRISTIANITY During the Feudal times Christianity was faced with countless problems The beliefs of Christianity were being corrupted left and right In my essay I am going to describe in detail what led to the downfall of Christianity The factors I am going to describe are the wrong doings by the Roman-Catholic Church the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition To begin the Church faced numerous problems that corrupted the beliefs of Christianity These problems were brought onto the church by the Church its self They made many mistakes which went against Church LawVillage Priest were married and had families this was against church ruling and strictly forbidden but yet it went on in staggering numbers This led to the eventual corruption of the priest Kings controlled the Church Bishops Instead of the bishops being in charge of the church kings were These bishops were appointed by the Kings and they took orders from them Positions in the church were sold to the highest bidder Anyone with money could buy a position and would then have an enormous amount of power This certainly corrupted the Church Furthermore the Holy War The Crusades ordered by Pope Urban II corrupted almost all the laws of Christianity The Crusaders stole almost all of their weapons they used for battle Anyone who refused to give to the Crusaders was killed Pope Urban II guaranteed a place in heaven to any man who fought in the Crusades He said what he wanted to get want he wanted He desperately needed soldiers and would say or do anything to get them During the fourth Crusade Richard the Lion Heart goes into the Muslim city of Constantinople and sacs the city His men then looted the city and stole all they could carry Not only did he crush the weak army after he defeated them he had some 3000 innocent men women and children slaughtered These Crusaders
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