Torture in the Inquisition
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(06-25-2012, 02:56 PM)Crusading Philologist Wrote:
(06-25-2012, 05:08 AM)Sondaar Wrote:
(06-25-2012, 04:55 AM)TraditionalistThomas Wrote: Oh yes I've seen that before; I know much about the Inquisiton. What I was wanting to know however is the Church's traditional (unaffected by the Vatican II "Apologise for everything of the past" erroneous mentality) teaching on torture and if it can be reconciled with the torture used by the Inquisiton.
Well, I know people back then had this peculiar idea that  a confession was worthless if it wasn't under torture.  ???

It is only in our modern age when sciences like Psychology starting doing research, realised that someone being tortured would say quite literally anything.

I'm not sure if that's true. My understanding is that a confession was always necessary at the time. So, if they had a lot of evidence that pointed to a particular person who would not confess, they would resort to torture in order to obtain a confession.

By the way, I'm not taking a position either way, really, but I'm not sure why we simply assume that torture is inherently wrong. Generally, we just hear something about human dignity, but I'm not sure that it is quite as self-evident as people make it out to be.
I might be thinking of the Salem Witch trial stories as well..granted..I get this type of thing mixed up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forced_confession

It seem to definitely been the norm though.
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Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Sondaar - 06-25-2012, 04:47 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Arun - 06-25-2012, 05:04 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Sondaar - 06-25-2012, 05:08 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-25-2012, 10:21 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Ray M Facere - 06-25-2012, 10:38 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 06-25-2012, 11:18 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Cato76 - 06-25-2012, 11:28 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Mithrandylan - 06-25-2012, 11:33 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 06-25-2012, 11:35 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 06-25-2012, 11:41 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by winoblue1 - 06-25-2012, 11:47 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 06-25-2012, 11:54 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by SCG - 06-25-2012, 11:55 AM
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Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Sondaar - 06-25-2012, 12:00 PM
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Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Mithrandylan - 06-25-2012, 12:08 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-25-2012, 12:09 PM
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Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Sondaar - 06-25-2012, 12:12 PM
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Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 01:29 AM
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