Decades ago I researched the “Inquisition” as part of a lecture I was giving on Wicca.
After the emperor Constantine made Christianity the religion of Rome there was a meeting at Nicaea to decide what to put in the New Testament and what to leave out.
With a huge empire it was easier to control the masses with a religion.
Hence the Inquisition to get rid of the Old Religion and the women healers who had– herbal remedies: contraception and abortion and replace them with men who used leeches and blood-letting:
Couldn’t have contraception if you wanted to populate armies.
It started out as a means of getting rid of the Old Religion and the women herbalist who were replaced by male doctors.
It became a money-making concern not only were the torturers and executioners paid but some one who wanted someone else property or position would accuse this person of being a witch and they would be tortured:
Even the pope would confess to the accusations after the third degree of the torture:
This torture and execution apparently continued for six centuries.
The picture is from Facebook but I agree that Friday 13th should be a spiritual day.
I first heard this song Burning Times by Charlie Murphy in the very early 1980’s
This version is by Spiral Dance
and be kind to non humans