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Superstitious Christians Brought the Black Death

Superstitious Christians Brought the Black Death

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An interesting article by Brian Kannard on the
Unexplained Mysteries website notes that actions by
Christian witch hunters in Europe in the mid-14th
Century helped cause the curse of the Black Death.
It is commonly known today that a lot of people died
of the Bubonic Plague, mostly carried by fleas on the
rats that existed in the unsanitary conditions that
prevailed in the towns at that period.
Kannard draws a link between the decision by Pope
Clement and King Philip of France to arrest the
Knights Templars and dismantle the business,
farming and banking infrastructure they had
established throughout Europe. This happened on
what is remembered as Black Friday, Oct. 13, 1307.
The area was hit by the Great Famine from 1315-1322,
largely believed because the Templars were no longer
in control of their vast farm holdings.
During the subsequent trials of the Templars, and
because of the propaganda fed to the commoners by
the Catholic leadership, heretical charges of
witchcraft and the black arts were spread.
As Kannard explained what happened next: "Fueled
by feeling of betrayal and the nation cats were linked
to the Devil, people turned to killing cats as way to
insure evil forces would not overtake them."
An interesting article by Brian Kannard on the
Unexplained Mysteries website notes that actions by
Christian witch hunters in Europe in the mid-14th
Century helped cause the curse of the Black Death.
It is commonly known today that a lot of people died
of the Bubonic Plague, mostly carried by fleas on the
rats that existed in the unsanitary conditions that
prevailed in the towns at that period.
Kannard draws a link between the decision by Pope
Clement and King Philip of France to arrest the
Knights Templars and dismantle the business,
farming and banking infrastructure they had
established throughout Europe. This happened on
what is remembered as Black Friday, Oct. 13, 1307.
The area was hit by the Great Famine from 1315-1322,
largely believed because the Templars were no longer
in control of their vast farm holdings.
During the subsequent trials of the Templars, and
because of the propaganda fed to the commoners by
the Catholic leadership, heretical charges of
witchcraft and the black arts were spread.
As Kannard explained what happened next: "Fueled
by feeling of betrayal and the nation cats were linked
to the Devil, people turned to killing cats as way to
insure evil forces would not overtake them."

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An interesting article by Brian Kannard on theUnexplained Mysteries website notes that actions byChristian witch hunters in Europe in the mid-14thCentury helped cause the curse of the Black Death.
 
It is commonly known today that a lot of people diedof the Bubonic Plague, mostly carried by fleas on therats that existed in the unsanitary conditions thatprevailed in the towns at that period.
 
Kannard draws a link between the decision by PopeClement and King Philip of France to arrest theKnights Templars and dismantle the business,farming and banking infrastructure they hadestablished throughout Europe. This happened onwhat is remembered as Black Friday, Oct. 13, 1307.The area was hit by the Great Famine from 1315-1322,largely believed because the Templars were no longerin control of their vast farm holdings.
 
During the subsequent trials of the Templars, andbecause of the propaganda fed to the commoners bythe Catholic leadership, heretical charges ofwitchcraft and the black arts were spread.As Kannard explained what happened next: "Fueledby feeling of betrayal and the nation cats were linkedto the Devil, people turned to killing cats as way to

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