The reason why I asked is because I have hear Christians say that Jesus is the good guy while the Daddy was a mean f***. I'm not kidding you. People like to find justifications for anything. Even Noam Chomsky said the Catholic Church was "good" in that their doctrine tried to help the poor...Sigh.
Anyway....the morality of Christianity is nothing more than the typical human tribal morality, favoring the "in-group", which is why Catholics and Protestants killed each other quite happily in Northern Ireland, for example, for so long, to measure a recent example. European history is full with similar stories of "morality."
Here is a lovely example:"Tuez-les tous; Dieu reconnaîtra les siens."
Claiming Jesus is "the good guy" and demonizing God the Father is a new one to me! That's heresy in more than one quarter, certainly! I wonder how many hundreds or thousands were executed in some gruesome manner by the church and its minions for making similar claims.
Ugh - the Abbot of Citeaux must have had some ulterior motive, don't you think? I cannot imagine a spiritual leader would make such a decision for pious or godly reasons. Or am I just that naive? The Abbot must have had some political or monetary interest in killing everyone in question.
I don't know how the church hierarchy can reconcile these conflicting versions of God. Is it that they embrace both views and say "it's a mystery"? Or do they just keep their mouths shut and issue empty platitudes - as they have with the sex with kids scandals?
At any rate, despite the answer, the Christian God isn't someone worthy of my worship. I'll save that for other things.
Ugh - the Abbot of Citeaux must have had some ulterior motive, don't you think?
French scholars believe Amaury's statement to be apocryphical, and that the slaughter wasn't planned at all. According to evidence from contemporary sources, it began when the common soldiers started pillaging the town without their leaders' consent. The only one who cite the famous "kill them all" is generally considered an unreliable narrator.
That makes far more sense than "kill them all". Of course it doesn't make the suffering and deaths any less evil or acceptable...