That medical cures could be effected only by supernatural means, such as holy relics and penance, was still accepted by the faithful.
For Mussolini, Fascism was the utter rejection of the French revolution, the explosion of the Enlightenment in to feudal Europe.
Pope Francis has failed to reduce and sometimes abetted the clerical rape and sexual torture of children around the world.
Since WWII, there has been a convention that the Nazis were driven either by atheism or by all sorts of sinister occult fancies.
Christianity used Paganism as a great source of spare parts. The large holes in Christianity were filled with adaptations from Paganism.
Christianity, the new religion, took over a millennium to enter the hearts of the people, and then it was only done by inhuman tortures.
It should come to no surprise that at no time during Hitler's rise did the Catholic Church speak up against rhetoric against the Jews.
Post independence, the Church and Nicaragua’s wealthy elite ran the country together; for generations, each powerful family had a son who became a priest.
A roving papal Inquisition was set up in 1231 by Pope Gregory IX. He extended existing legislation against heretics and introduced the death penalty.
The 2024 election, deeply affected by Leonard Leo's huge dark money, could be the most important for retaining our democracy in US history.