Susan Quinn Posted 10 months ago Would things be different today if not for the Malleus Maleficarum supported by a Papal Bull, other wise known as the Catholic Inquisition 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.