Selling indulgences. Another historically inaccurate black legend to damage the Catholic Church developed by individuals trying to justify their own heresy. Oft cited (as is the error of the Crusades and Spanish Inquisition)...but totally false.
Myths About Indulgences
posted on 12/03/2006 5:45:11 PM PST
(It looks like one of those days when one nuke is just not enough-- Lt. Col. Mitchell, SG-1)
Whether or not it was official Vatican doctrine, lots of priests went around raising money selling indulgence on the basis of this myth. The Vatican didn't ask questions as long as the money kept rolling in.
posted on 12/03/2006 6:09:55 PM PST
Yeah right, Luther made it all up. We knew that already. (rolling eyes)
posted on 12/03/2006 8:50:09 PM PST
( My beloved is mine and I am his. Song of Solomon 2:16)
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson