Daily Archives: 26/07/2022

A poke at the Pope

I recently criticised Mattias Desmet for recycling – or actually elaborating for himself – a myth that Jesuits burned Native Americans at the stake in order to convert them. He did this through careless scholarship, but in a popular work that is likely to ensure the myth gets repeated until it becomes established fact.

Posted in History, Politics and sociology, Theology | 3 Comments