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    They probably learnt it in mass which was often conducted in Latin in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaxonPagan View Post
    I didn't reply to your post, Chlod, because I assumed it to be satire.
    It's true though, the holy inquisition's obsession with gathering evidence and writing down witness testimony is the basis of the modern judicial process. Historically it played an important role that way. So at least something good came out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Aesthete View Post
    They probably learnt it in mass which was often conducted in Latin in the past.

    If it were the case we would all be speaking some kind of romance today and the reformation would not have had such an impact it had, or perhaps would not have even happened.
    Lieber tot als Sklave!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mööv View Post
    If it were the case we would all be speaking some kind of romance today and the reformation would not have had such an impact it had, or perhaps would not have even happened.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/m...year-1.2166508

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Aesthete View Post

    Yes the masses were in latin, but did anyone actually understand any of it?
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    I believe in the separation of church and State. Jesus himself had no political ambitions. Mark 12:17 King James Version (KJV)

    17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marveled at him.

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    When I left my home in Alsace in 1957, my catholic friends were not allowed to read the Bible in their own language, they read it in Latin without understanding

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    I do not ultimately trust christians or any follower of organized religion and I never will. However I have no issue with them so long as they keep their religion to themselves.
    Organised religion makes a lot of folks (at the top) very rich because they are essentially run as businesses. The wealth and power amassed by the Catholic Church during the period being discussed here was quite obscene!

    Sadly, as with all products, there is a constant need for paying customers so it has to be promoted or the public will go somewhere else. The CC once had the market to itself and was utterly ruthless in enforcing its monopoly for several centuries, but ultimately its clients came to realise that the goods were substandard

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    Saudi women activists on trial after a year in detention

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