tomorrow I shall condemn Thee and burn Thee at the stake as the worst of heretics.
These heretics began blasphemously denying miracles.
And just then there appeared in the north of Germany a terrible new heresy.
No, He visited His children only for a moment, and there where the flames were crackling round the heretics.
It might, in fact, be simply his ravings, the delusion of an old man of ninety, over-excited by the auto da fe of a hundred heretics the day before.
My story is laid in Spain, in Seville, in the most terrible time of the Inquisition, when fires were lighted every day to the glory of God, and ’in the splendid auto da fe the wicked heretics were burnt.’
And as man cannot bear to be without the miraculous, he will create new miracles of his own for himself, and will worship deeds of sorcery and witchcraft, though he might be a hundred times over a rebel, heretic and infidel.
He came down to the ’hot pavements’ of the southern town in which on the day before almost a hundred heretics had, ad majorem gloriam Dei, been burnt by the cardinal, the Grand Inquisitor, in a magnificent auto da fe, in the presence of the king, the court, the knights, the cardinals, the most charming ladies of the court, and the whole population of Seville.
They plainly state, even in print—I’ve read it myself—that they are unable to teach the Scriptures to the people because of the smallness of their means, and if Lutherans and heretics come and lead the flock astray, they let them lead them astray because they have so little to live upon.
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It is a hardline form of Sunni Islam that condemns all other strains as heresy.
Before the separation of Church and State, an accusation of heresy could be treated as treason.