CHRISTIAN CRUSADERS

 

The crusades have provided some of the most frequent arguments against the Christian faith. Some Islamic terrorists even claim that their terrorists attacks are revenge for what Christians did in the crusades. First of all, the crusades should not be referred to as the "Christian Crusades". Most of the people involved in the crusades were not truly Christians, even though they claim to be. The name of Christ was abused, misused, and blasphemed by the actions of many of the crusaders. Secondly, the crusaders took place from approximately 1093 to 1230 A.D. That was between 775 910 years ago. Should the unbiblical and unchristlike actions of suppose Christians 1000 years ago still be held against Christians today? Third, not that this is an adequate excuse, but Christianity is not the only religion with a violent past. In actuality, the crusades were responses to Muslims invasions on what was once land occupied primarily by Christians. From approximately 200 A.D. to 900 A.D.,the land of Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey,etc. was inhabited primarily by Christians. Once Islam began to spread and become powerful, Muslims invaded these lands and brutally oppressed, enslaved, deported, and even murdered the Christians living in those lands. Cont.





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