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Do Christians need to apologize for the Crusades?

  • Yes they should.

    While the crusades and all of the bad things that happened with them took place many many years ago, I don't think there is anything to be lost for the Christians of the world to apologize for the actions that were taken place by their older brethren. It is a nice gesture.

  • Christians were the Aggressors.

    From Justinian and on, Christians caused people to convert through brute force. Their claim is that the purpose of the crusades were to convert the people in jerusalem. If so, why were Jews massacred in Germany, France, and England on the way. They waged war with the Muslims, who were sovereign at the time.

  • No, only the Catholics should. And their pope did.

    Never follow a man, only Christ Jesus. The only war Bible believing Christians should fight is the spiritual one (with a Furious Love) I realize that the Catholic hierarchy in those days prevented regular people from reading the scriptures themselves, so a lot of people who had a relationship with Jesus were forced to count on fallible 'church' leaders who believe in Peter's reincarnation channeled through some guy that is elected king over the Christians. Jesus is King and would have never participated in those wars, I just know it!

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  • No because actual history does not match the type of narrative that would even cause this question to be asked.

    The Crusades actually span hundreds of years and across many generations. No two were the same and they cannot be lumped together. Additionally some of the crusades were reactionary to attacks already occurring while others were more preemptive. Were there sometimes instances in the many battles and conquests involved in the Crusades? Yes there were. However just because a person does something in the name of God which is not right does not mean all Christian should apologize for it. More importantly, much of what went on in the Crusades was not even morally wrong. For instance the very first Crusades were a response to Turkish Muslim attacks as well as a response to persecution of Christians who made pilgrimages to the Holy Land.

  • No I do not believe that Christians should apologize. Please let me explain.

    First off it was commited by the Catholic Church and not true Christians.( I don't mean to offend Catholics but few Christians if any were around during the Middle Ages.) Second off, the conflict was started by the Muslims in 600 AD I believe when they overran the Christian communities in Palestine, Egypt, and Turkey and slaughtered the Christians. It was after this that the "Christian" pope went to help the Emperor Alexius in Constantinople with protecting his lands. And lastly asking True Bible Believers to say sorry is like telling a Muslim to appologize for 9/11 and telling an atheist to apologize for Hitler. It makes no sense to blame others for what happened to false christians hundreds of years ago. Despite this I'm willing to say sorry because these people killed and blasphemed the name of Christ. Sorry to all Muslims and may God bless.

  • The Christians did not start the conflict

    The declaration of the crusades was completely reactionary. The Seljuk Turks had taken Jerusalem and proceeded to bar the entrance to the holy land to all Western pilgrims and kill the ones they got their hands on. If it were not for the crusades it is very likely that the Seljuk Turks would have invaded Western Europe and caused serious damage to the western culture.

  • The Christians did not start the conflict

    The declaration of the crusades was completely reactionary. The Seljuk Turks had taken Jerusalem and proceeded to bar the entrance to the holy land to all Western pilgrims and kill the ones they got their hands on. If it were not for the crusades it is very likely that the Seljuk Turks would have invaded Western Europe and caused serious damage to the western culture.

  • Name ONE vanquished Islamic state...

    Definitely not, the call to crusade was the direct result of at least four hundred years of Islamic conquest and aggression. During the time before the first crusade, many formerly Christian areas fell to either Saracens, Turks or other Muslim peoples eg. Asia Minor and most of the Levant. It didn't even stop there as Visigothic Spain fell to the Moors and they were only driven back by Charles Martel at Tours (Thankfully!)
    In this case, the East should be offering the FIRST apology, but I doubt one would be forthcoming.
    Regardless of the fact that the Crusades were well justified, in reality, nobody alive should ever have to apologise for the actions of people who are long dead.

  • The Crusades was Catholic influenced

    First of all the Crusades was influenced by members of the Catholic Church, second that was hundreds of years ago, if the Catholics apologize for that there is a lot more apologizing other nations would have to do to each other for their ancestors invading and taking over each other's lands. Third of all it's the members of that Catholic Church that should b apologizing not current living Catholics and I don't see those people doing it unless they are over 800+ years old and still living.

    Open a book, stay in school and don't be a moron that likes to make believe your on victims and have people that have done nothing to apologize for them.

  • This is ridiculous.

    I think that this question is really, really silly. Should Atheists apologize for the atrocities that Stalin committed? Or any of the MANY atrocities caused by atheist leaders? If your answer was no, then you can use exactly the same logical arguments to understand why Christians shouldn't apologize for the Crusades.

    Christians who clearly follow Christ would never support the killing of innocent lives and condemn any atrocities done in the name of God. People who use the Bible to do evil are not told by the Bible to do evil; they're already evil with a sick mind, and only use the Bible as a means to justify their wickedness.

  • They are a thing of the past

    The crusades, I think, should be considered like any other historical war. Just because it was tainted by faith should not prompt any argument as to whether Christians were right or wrong. Also, we must point out that the Muslims did some horrible things too. Do they apologise for their actions? Would they if we did so?

  • Too large of a group

    This question is very vague when it comes to world's history and looking back. How can we expect that Christians are suppose to apologize for this event. This group is too large and they are around the world. Would one expect an apology from every single christian or just from a few?

  • Protection of christian kingdom

    The Muslims warriors are attacking the Christians kingdom and challenging the power of Christians and in the time of Umer they take control over the Jerusalem. They finished the Christian kingdom in Syria and other Arab countries. There was no end of the agression of Muslims and their intention is take control over the whole Christian kingdom and forcefully convert them to their religion. All of us know that there is a lot violence and killing among Muslim and even they donot hesitate in killing their brothers and family members. So, according to my opiinion the crusaders were right because they protect the Christian from this situation. What will a man feel when his brother or son try to kill him


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