If a new age of Catholic crusade began, how should we fight this threat?
Although, modern Catholic church don't use military force to persecute against other and enforce their religion law, like Taliban and ISIS does. They are known to do so, in the past, evidence by the Crusades and Inquisition. Even today, they are lobbying government to enforce the Catholic church's law and in the 70s, they work with like minded government, to enforce Catholic laws against unwed mothers. So, it is possible one day, the Catholic church might again try get states to be subject to the rule and law of the church via military force, when that happen, how should we fight this threat?
I think the Catholic Church is the last thing we have to worry about. More and more people are pulling away from the Church as time goes on. The new pope is a pretty liberal guy. I wouldn't worry about it.
I meant hypothetically, say for example, a jerk become the next pop and WW3 come and the evil pop used the opportunity to raise his army and attack right after the war when everybody is too weak.
I doubt that would happen. If anything, it would be a different religion, not Catholic or Christian.
Every church lobbies the government. In the US, I'd be more worried about ultra-conservative Christian groups, who have much more influence than the Catholic church. There's a lot of splintering of the church in the US, because of the sexual abuse scandals, ordination of women, and the attempted takeover of the community of Catholic sisters. The Catholic church just isn't influential enough in the United states to get much done, let alone establish a military force.
There is no threat from the Catholic church. Their time of great influence over the US government, if they ever had one, has passed.
The world is a much different place than it was during the crusades. Religious extremists operate on the fringe and are labeled as the terrorists they are. If a group tried to rise up and take control, they would face the biggest opposition from their own party. The majority of Christians today are not the kind that would kill for their god, which means they wouldn't join such a violent cause. However, legislating based on faith, is still a very real problem in the U.S.
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