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Would things be different today if not for the Malleus Maleficarum supported by a Papal Bull, other wise known as the Catholic Inquisition

Between 1487 and 1520 over 5 million women were put to death for a myrid of reasons by the catholic church. Prior to this there was a balance of the male and female Isis the left and Amon the right. This was a purge of the materical and the advent of the patericial exclusive. Women were excluded from any leadersip positions and the left was thereafter considered bad and the right was considered good.

This one simple act by the church left women out of any equality for over 500 years and is still having a impact.

Would things have developed differently had women remained equals and the balance maintained between Isis and Amon ... the left and the right.

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  • May 17 2013: Good heavens! This is a"When did you stop beating your wife" question There is not a SHRED of real scholarly evidence that the Catholic Church killed 5 million people in 33 years!! Not even radical leftist feminist historians (and I count some among my friends) believe this! In fact once the archives were open, it turns out that over almost FOUR CENTURIES fewer people died (and put to death by civil governments like Spain's, not the Church) --- namely around 3,500 - than Stalin regularly dispatched before brunch!

    Yes, there was a crazy woman who claimed this, and it got spread over the internet, but for heaven's sake, the Dominicans said no one could be persecuted as a witch because there were NO SUCH THING AS WITCHES. If anything, say those say feminist scholars, it was Northern PROTESTANTS in places like Germany that killed people as witches. Take off the tinfoil hat and do some SERIOUS research. Honestly, PT Barnum (or whoever said it) was right - you'll never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.

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