Political world
126 views | +0 today
Follow
Political world
A view of the political world
Curated by Kev Richards
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kev Richards
Scoop.it!

Mary I - British History - HISTORY.com

Mary I - British History - HISTORY.com | Political world | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of Mary I, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
Kev Richards's insight:
No "witch" was burned alive in England but plenty of Protestants were when the Catholic Queen Mary took control in 1553. She was one of Henry VIIIs daughters. The whole of Europe was a religious war zone in this period as Protestantism challenged the ideas based around a Pope. The Pope became the anti-Christ! The penalty for heresy was death by burning at the stake. England and Scotland had opted for Protestant rituals and rejection of the Pope although many people still secretly practiced the old ways. Mary set about destroying anybody who refused to revert back to the Catholic way and executed hundreds of people who refused to recant. This is our own Bloody Mary though most people will think it is a drink.

It is amazing how many people died rather than changed ideas or pretended to. After all it is the same God, just different rules. Like early Christians in the Roman arena some went singing to their deaths! An Archbishop Cranmer an old man who at first agreed to become Catholic again later changed his mind and while at the stake stuck his right hand into the flames to burn first as it was the hand that signed his recantation.

Family members against each other, region against region, Protestant versus Catholic wars and more religious wars were to follow and all this pointless trouble is why more rational people finally got rid of religious power in the state and made it secular. Secularism is not anti-Muslim it is anti-religion as a separate power that thinks it can tell people what to do and make laws of its own. Our own history shows what it is like for people to be ruled by Christian religious fanatics.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kev Richards from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

The Next Step in the Islamic Wave

The Next Step in the Islamic Wave | Political world | Scoop.it

The Muslim Brotherhood has been gaining power in several countries since the Arab Spring. The rise of Islamist power in the Middle East is culturally and politically complex.  This interactive lets the user click on selected countries to see how groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood or Hamas are impacting them politically. 

 

Tags: Middle East, religion, Islam, political.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 4, 2014 3:03 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
www.qurancoaching.com

Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 12, 2014 2:13 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
http://goo.gl/st4aLZ
Like/Share/Comment.
#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 27, 2014 1:34 PM
The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes. http://goo.gl/st4aLZ Like/Share/Comment. #quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed