Last week I asked for some input on the most shameful moments in Christian history because I was thinking about putting together a top 10 list on the subject. Well, Listverse stole my idea (because, of course, they have nothing better to do than sit around and read this blog all day) and put together their own list of their own. But, I think I’ll still do my own list at some point, because I think we can do better. As far as I can tell, this list was put together by a Protestant with an oddly narrow focus on the medieval period.
Read their post for more explanations on each of these, but here are their Top 10 Shameful Moments in Catholic History.
- The condemnation and posthumous burning of John Wycliff.
- Refusing to allow Vernacular Bibles.
- The corrupt abuse of Indulgences.
- The persecution and destruction of The Knights Templar.
- Galileo and the ban on heliocentrism.
- The trial and execution of Joan of Arc.
- The execution of John Hus despite having promised his safety.
- Burning William Tyndale at the stake.
- The Inquisitions.
- The Medieval Witch Hunts.
What do you think?