The priest, Diego de Landa, wiped out all knowledge of the written language, and nearly destroyed the spoken language too.
The sexual abuse of children and others has been ignored and tolerated by the Catholic Church hierarchy for centuries.
Once, there were many Indigenous traditions in what is now Western Europe. They had holy women, woman healers, and woman leaders.
Listed are only events that solely occurred on command of church authorities or were committed in the name of Christianity.
The church likes to pretend that “only a few hundred thousand” were murdered, but secular sources estimate as many as nine million.
We were robots. We lost all sense of identity. They took away our birth certificates. We had no calendars or mirrors.
Along with its judges, the Inquisition had its armed retainers, extortionists, spies, and of course, torturers and executioners.
To solidify Christianity as the sole religion of the Empire, early Christian leaders legalized brutal policies that persecuted pagans.
Some people say Adolf Hitler was an atheist. But the historical record shows that Hitler considered himself a Catholic until the day he died.
“I think my first feeling was shock. I thought that eventually they were going to recognize that my health was the top priority.”