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By Sean Martin

Without lifting a sword, the Cathars posed a probability to Catholicism more than the Muslims or Jews—or so the Church believed. The Cathars believed that topic used to be basically evil—especially the human body—and that the cloth international needed to be transcended via an easy lifetime of prayer, paintings, fasting, and nonviolence.  at the present time, the mystique surrounding the Cathars is as powerful as ever. Their myths and entire heritage are tested right here in The Cathars—the compelling real tale of this as soon as peaceable non secular sect..

 

 
 

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