in the arsehole of diogenes

NEO-HERACLITUS_____________Qweir Notions in the arsehole of Diogenes: weBlog of a septuagenarian Binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Friday, 12 July 2013

How true, even in our enlightened times :-)

Men strive especially for three things:
riches, pleasures, and honours.
Riches lead to immorality,
pleasures to shame, and honours to vanity.
  — Cardinal Lotario dei Conti di Segni.
subsequently Pope Innocent III (1198-1216)

De miseria humanæ conditionis.
It was this pope who called the revolutionary Fourth Lateran Council of 1215,
which, amongst other things, allowed commoner weddings to take place in church,
and transferred power from monasteries to bishoprics.

He initiated the policy of compelling Jews to wear items of clothing
which would identify them.
He also initiated the Albigensian genocide and the Fourth Crusade,
and called for a Crusade against the Moors of Spain.
Surely he was admired by Adolf Hitler as well as the nascent USA !
Crusade-crazy Innocent III is honoured in the
U.S. House of Representatives.
 

1 comment:

Karl said...

Surely a candidate for the most ironic name in history!