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When I read about the Saints each day...a great number of martyrs were killed by either Jews or Muslims. So between the two groups, who has killed more Catholics?

Romans are probably responsible for the most martyred saints. 
(07-27-2011, 11:51 PM)Petertherock Wrote: [ -> ]When I read about the Saints each day...a great number of martyrs were killed by either Jews or Muslims. So between the two groups, who has killed more Catholics?

Hmm.  Muslims invaded and wiped out Catholic Palestine, Catholic Syria, Catholic Asia Minor, Catholic Egypt, Catholic North Africa, Catholic Spain, Catholic North Albania.  The Jews invaded.....(crickets chirping).  I wonder which group has killed more Catholics?
(07-28-2011, 12:08 AM)Melkite Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-27-2011, 11:51 PM)Petertherock Wrote: [ -> ]When I read about the Saints each day...a great number of martyrs were killed by either Jews or Muslims. So between the two groups, who has killed more Catholics?

The Jews invaded.....(crickets chirping).  ?

The Jews did have quite a military slump there between the 586 B.C. and 1948 A.D. 
You have to define your question.  Are we talking like how many people have been put to death publically, or how many souls have been lost? 
Probably Communists, followed by Protestants (Cromwell anyone? I don't know if the Irish famine can be laid at his feet entirely, though perhaps, and that accounts for 500,000 Irish right there, slain because of their "popery"). Anybody else is a vanishing distant second. I would guess the Mahometans next. The National Socialists may have created enough martyrs to warrant. Maybe the Romans after that. The Jews are probably near the very bottom of the list, maybe just above the hippies.
(07-28-2011, 12:17 AM)Adeodatus01 Wrote: [ -> ]I don't know if the Irish famine can be laid at his feet entirely, though perhaps, and that accounts for 500,000 Irish right there, slain because of their "popery").

The British did not genetically engineer the Potato blight.  While there response to the crisis was deplorable, given the resources of the time there wasn't much more they could have done. 
(07-28-2011, 12:20 AM)Someone1776 Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-28-2011, 12:17 AM)Adeodatus01 Wrote: [ -> ]I don't know if the Irish famine can be laid at his feet entirely, though perhaps, and that accounts for 500,000 Irish right there, slain because of their "popery").

The British did not genetically engineer the Potato blight.  While there response to the crisis was deplorable, given the resources of the time there wasn't much more they could have done. 

I was talking the subjugation of Ireland to the Puritans under Oliver Cromwell, and the devastating effects that it had on the economy and people of that land. We're 200 years before any potato famines.
(07-28-2011, 12:14 AM)Walty Wrote: [ -> ]You have to define your question.  Are we talking like how many people have been put to death publically, or how many souls have been lost? 

He defined his question. He's reading about martyrs and wonders who killed more people.
(07-28-2011, 12:08 AM)Melkite Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-27-2011, 11:51 PM)Petertherock Wrote: [ -> ]When I read about the Saints each day...a great number of martyrs were killed by either Jews or Muslims. So between the two groups, who has killed more Catholics?

Hmm.  Muslims invaded and wiped out Catholic Palestine, Catholic Syria, Catholic Asia Minor, Catholic Egypt, Catholic North Africa, Catholic Spain, Catholic North Albania.  The Jews invaded.....(crickets chirping).  I wonder which group has killed more Catholics?

Melkite, you left out Catholic Croatia, Catholic Slovenia, Catholic Portugal (tho' to be honest both it and Spain were ruled by Arians when they were invaded) and parts of Catholic France. They also invaded, tho' they couldn't hold, Catholic Austria. There are probably ones I'm forgetting as well, but it's getting late! ;D
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