Europeans believed that witches were under Satan's rule. Because Europeans were so diversely religious during the post medieval time period, they feared the devil. These religious Europeans also believed that witches were to blame for animal sacrfices. Because of all these unfortunate events and accidents, witches were tortured, burned, hanged and drowned to death. For the citizens of Europe, the impact of the persecution of witches was minimal.
Religions are immensely diverse in the types of rituals, myths, and overall beliefs their followers practice. There is bound to be ideas that overlap between these religions. In general it can be hard to pinpoint where some of these ideas come from because of how diverse they ideas truly are. However, the concept of good and evil is consistently mentioned in dozens of religions around the world. While dates are not concrete and we can only go back so far in history, the concept of Heaven and Hell can be traced back to one specific point.
The infected where placed in quarantines and isolated from the rest of the population. While the contagion theory, blamed the poor for the outbreak, justifying government officials to execute them. Clothing and “other personal items belonging to the victim were burned,” in order to kill the plague (217). Children where forced to leave their parents, who were victims of the plague, behind in order to survive. Many cities filled with the decaying corpses of the Black Death where locked away, and abandoned.
The bishops of Rome, Jerusalem, and Antioch were all arrested in the early stages of the decree. The bishop of Rome was an early victim of the persecution (Green 144). The edict was lifted after the death of Decius, but the effects on the Christian church last afterwards. For example, divisions in the church occurred over what to do with Christians who did sacrifice or who bribed their way out of the edict while their brothers and sisters paid in suffering for their beliefs (Novak
Back in the 1400s, if you weren’t a Christian, it meant you were against them. So when Pizarro saw Atahualpa`s reject the holy book and throw it to the ground, Pizarro used that as the reason to start the attack because that meant they rejected Christianity and Pizarro did not like that. You only had one choice, Christianity or Death. In the Incan Empire, the Spanish destroyed a culture because they rejected Christianity and to save himself from death, the ruler gave them all the gold and silver from his land. The ruler had later refused to convert to Christianity completely and the Spanish killed him for this.
First of all, Anaya used juxtaposition while Uncle Lucas was cursed to demonstrate the absence of God’s power and the presence of Ultima’s powers in times of need; therefore, causing Antonio to question the religion he was born with. Specifically, when "the holy priest at El Puerto had been asked to exorcise el encanto, the curse, and he had failed" after Uncle Lucas got cursed by brujas in the forest (Anaya 84). Uncle Lucas was on his deathbed, dying from the curse inflicted on him for interrupting the brujas ' dance for el Diablo. He attempted to defend God by punishing the sinful, non-Christian actions of the brujas. However, when the Christian priest attempted to heal Uncle Lucas, he did not have the ability.
People wanted him out of the church. During the Witch Trials, Parris’ teachings also revolved more around Satan and a person’s sinful ways. Lastly, the final effect of the Salem Witch Trials was that it affected many individuals personally. Reverend Parris’ reputation became so horrible, they voted him out of the church. Then, John Procter was convicted of witchcraft and hung.
The Crusades Then Crusades are one of the biggest social injustices because of how many Muslims the Christians killed, which is estimated to be anywhere from the thousands to the millions of Muslims both armed and unarmed. In the Crusades so called “Christians” went to the Holy Land and slaughtered so many Muslims. Some simply because they were soldiers fighting back and some only because they were Muslim. Because they were scared that these people might actually switch to this religion which they considered terrible. Due to it conflicting with Christian teachings and how violent their teachings were.
King Louis The 16th had ignored his people and refused to give them power when they wanted it. The let them fall into famine and kept on raising the taxes when people were dying on the streets. So as we know, the people fought back. Like I said the people became violent and wanted the King and queen dead. “The king must die so that the country can live.”-Maximilien Robespierre There were the September massacres where approximately 1200 prisoners were killed.
Many Puritans sought to convert Native Americans to Christianity and their way of life. This eventually led to the destruction of the Natives culture. They also brought disease which cause the population of Natives to decrease because they had no immunity to European diseases. The puritan’s way of farming and letting their stock run free changed the ecosystem disrupting the food supply for Native Americans. The puritans impact of the Natives were negative, it caused hunger, death and the loss of