Torture in the Inquisition
#88
(06-26-2012, 04:17 AM)Sondaar Wrote: I agree, but one can hardly judge the Spanish Inquisition the same way you judge Guantanamo Bay -- Torture was used by everyone of the time, and people probably didn't know any better (unlike the latter example).
And torture was not as common as people think. The historical reality of the Inquisitions would probably make the torture question barely relevant.

Quote:It's the same with slavery, lobotomies, bleeding, lack of women's rights (education, voting, etc), public executions, etc -- these were historical institutions people living in the time didn't know any better, but when the time came when people did become aware it was wrong - it was fought against and stopped.
Slavery is not wrong in itself either. We are all slaves. Anything which overcomes us enslaves us. In our free society, the most common slave master is the flesh itself. Instead of following a lord of any sort, people follow their own base desires.

Women's rights also, especially in voting, is not morally necessary. Voting is part of the government...it is not a "right" except to the extent the government may give it that status. There is no reason why any society which has voting should grant it to everyone or anyone at all. Public executions are not bad either. After all, we have public trials. Not every society had the luxury of a vast legal system and many holding facilities.

Be aware of attributing what one is comfortable with in a given the society the status of superiority. After all, if they did not "know better", imagine what you have yet to learn!

Quote:All I'm saying is to not be so hard on people in the past as they probably did not know any better.
Torture is a vague question. After all, the American prison system could be considered torture.
Reply


Messages In This Thread
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
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 06-25-2012, 11:58 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Sondaar - 06-25-2012, 12:00 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 06-25-2012, 12:03 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by SCG - 06-25-2012, 12:05 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by SCG - 06-25-2012, 12:06 PM
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
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Mithrandylan - 06-25-2012, 12:10 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Sondaar - 06-25-2012, 12:12 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-25-2012, 12:13 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Mithrandylan - 06-25-2012, 12:16 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by SCG - 06-25-2012, 12:17 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by SCG - 06-25-2012, 12:19 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by SCG - 06-25-2012, 12:20 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Mithrandylan - 06-25-2012, 12:21 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-25-2012, 12:21 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by SCG - 06-25-2012, 12:22 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Sondaar - 06-25-2012, 12:23 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Might_4_Right - 06-25-2012, 12:23 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by SCG - 06-25-2012, 12:25 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 06-25-2012, 12:34 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 06-25-2012, 12:37 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 06-25-2012, 12:37 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by SCG - 06-25-2012, 12:41 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-25-2012, 12:42 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-25-2012, 01:02 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 06-25-2012, 01:06 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-25-2012, 01:12 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by SCG - 06-25-2012, 01:21 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 06-25-2012, 01:21 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-25-2012, 01:22 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by SCG - 06-25-2012, 01:27 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-25-2012, 01:32 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 06-25-2012, 01:34 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by SCG - 06-25-2012, 01:48 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-25-2012, 01:50 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 06-25-2012, 02:04 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Sondaar - 06-25-2012, 02:23 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-25-2012, 02:39 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-25-2012, 02:41 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Sondaar - 06-25-2012, 03:03 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-25-2012, 03:25 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Sondaar - 06-25-2012, 03:27 PM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Sondaar - 06-26-2012, 04:17 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Historian - 06-26-2012, 09:48 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 01:29 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 01:32 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 01:50 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 01:50 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 01:54 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 01:56 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 01:57 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 02:01 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 02:06 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 02:08 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 02:14 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 02:17 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 02:20 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 02:21 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 02:21 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 02:22 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 02:26 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by TS Aquinas - 07-13-2012, 02:29 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 02:31 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 02:32 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 02:34 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 02:36 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 02:36 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 02:38 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 02:43 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 02:44 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 02:51 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 02:53 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 02:56 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 03:00 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 03:02 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by TS Aquinas - 07-13-2012, 03:06 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 03:07 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 03:08 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 03:14 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Resurrexi - 07-13-2012, 03:28 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Vetus Ordo - 07-13-2012, 05:03 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by Mithrandylan - 07-13-2012, 09:33 AM
Re: Torture in the Inquisition - by mikemac - 07-13-2012, 06:04 PM



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)