Through the Crusades, Crusaders were promised full forgiveness of their sins and a promised spot in heaven by the priests of the day.
Now, here is my question... These men did HORRID things to believers and non-believers alike... torture, abuse, rape and murder were pretty much the norm through the crusades... BUT, they did so with the blessing of the Church and supposedly God as well.
WHO would be held responsible (IYO) in the eyes of God? Would these men actually be forgiven since that is what they were promised? or Would God expect them to ignore the priests? Would the priests be held accountable instead or not at all?
Obviously, these are questions that really don't have an answer... Purely opinion. But it came up in the book I'm reading, so I wondered what others would think...
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