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Crusades were REALY about power not religion!

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Started: 4/13/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Travis_tjd

Pro

The crusades were about power not religion. Pope Urban II wanted to regain control over the holy land, Jerusalem. He did not care for the Muslims being there he just thought of them as outsiders and regular people, wanted to be in control of the land!! They were Christians and followed the 10 commandments and killed many people so basically disobeying God/ the church!
Objective_Being

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The crusades were campaigns made brought by the catholic church to gain religious holy land, you even admit this. [1] [2] [3]

Your premises and conclusion
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Premise one: The crusades occured because Christians such as Pope Urban II wanted religious holy land.

Premise two: This land would increase the amount of power the Pope Urban II.

Conclusion: The crusades were for power and not religion.

Your reasoning doesn't prove your conclusion in fact it proves the opposite since premise 1 and your conclusion directly contradict and you even admitted the Crusades occured because christians wanted religious holy land.

Sources:
[1] http://mrkash.com...
[2] http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk...
[3] http://www.lordsandladies.org...
Debate Round No. 1
Travis_tjd

Pro

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Objective_Being

Con

All arguments extended
Debate Round No. 2
Travis_tjd

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Travis_tjd forfeited this round.
Objective_Being

Con

This was dissapointing
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by CookieMonster9 2 years ago
CookieMonster9
Sry Trav bro. But you didn't even respond other than the beginning.
Posted by Actionsspeak 2 years ago
Actionsspeak
Oh, it makes more since now and I would rather not accept in that case.
Posted by Teemo 2 years ago
Teemo
I believe he is implying that even though they say they are for religion, they go against it. they care more for power than religion.
Posted by mmadderom 2 years ago
mmadderom
This is far too simplified. There were multiple crusades over several hundred years and all with different objectives. In some cases they were absolutely based in religion and in others they were purely political. This topic is far too broad to debate effectively on either side, as written.
Posted by Actionsspeak 2 years ago
Actionsspeak
I don't understand your logic, perhaps this debate should be titled "did the crusades occur because the people of jerusalem were muslim?" and you should be con.....
Posted by Actionsspeak 2 years ago
Actionsspeak
So it was about religious holy land, and that isn't about religion?
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