What Would You Say?

Do the Crusades Prove That Christianity Is a Violent Religion?


Brooke B. McIntire

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “The Crusades prove that Christianity is actually a violent religion.”

What would you say?

Even though the Crusades happened over 800 years ago, they’re often used as an objection to Christianity. However, the people who use the Crusades as an argument against Christianity often don’t know what actually happened, and therefore they don’t know how to think about them.

So the next time the Crusades come up in conversation, here are 3 things to remember.

Number 1: The Crusades were not an unprovoked invasion.

Number 2: The Crusaders were motivated by a conviction that the holiest city in Christianity should be in Christian hands, and should be a place where Christians are safe.

Number 3: The Crusaders are not the standard of Christianity.


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