How does that list compare to Christianity creating the Dark Ages and the Inquisition?
Who did more harm to others?
Jesus taught us to love our enemies.
The serpent taught us the freedom to rebel and kill our enemies.
Jesus taught us to love those who persecute us.
The serpent taught us the freedom to attack back those who persecute us.
The dark ages and inquisition was from the church of Rome, which I believe as the church of the anti-Christ. As a matter of fact, I'd consider them more gnostic than you can believe. The Pope himself says that his is the "vicar of Christ" or "In place of Christ". Through history he has done many things that he wanted. He's killed, invaded countries, started wars, and murdered and tortured other Christians.
When Jesus taught us to love one another and to love our enemies, I think he mean that we actually should not kill them.
The RC church not the fruit of the vine, it is the fruit of powerful men doing what they want, with a reflection back to the vine itself. They rebelled against many things that Jesus Christ taught.
Many of the inquisition things (do not forget) were AGAINST Christians. I have a book called "Martyr's Mirror" that is the thickest book in my home. Story after story exists of the brutal torture of Christ proclaiming Christians. Yes, even Eastern Orthodox saints are in this book as the apostles. It gets to the part of the inquisition and the RC church turns its fury to Christians themselves!
There is story after story of CHRISTIANS being burned, skewered, tortured, racked, imprisoned in harsh conditions, decapitated, drowned, etc., by the Roman Catholic church.
The question exists does this represent Jesus Christ? My opinion - Absolutely not.
The question exists does this exist the liberation the "serpent" gave to the Pope to become like God and do what he wants for his power? My opinion - Absolutely.
If I am truly free and at liberty to do whatever I desire, it matters not who I kill, harm, or destroy to accomplish my goals. It's the truest liberty. I can take advantage, manipulate, steal, trade with unbalanced scales, undermine, and usurp anything I want to. I could load myself out with money, power, and if desired lots of women. It matters not.
This is why when Satan tempted Jesus in the desert, he basically sang him this song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQJACVmankY
See "Greatest I am", your name is the opposite of mine, and I truly believe you are a gnostic. The issue at hand is that the freedom outside of the teachings of Jesus Christ will lead to destruction. While the video above is clearly gnostic (A person finding happiness in worldly desires, riches, and being "as God") the destruction of this lifestyle will lead to their enslavement to that lifestyle. That reality of life is never good enough. This will lead to a spirit of discontent and depression.
Ultimately a gnostic will lead to self destruction. Either in depression or a burning anger that they are not God, and there is nothing they can do about it.
The only resolve to that is the submission to God, and accept him in the flesh through the person of Jesus Christ.
Perhaps the girl in the video above could lead a contented life, with a common REALITY job, marry a moral husband, raise moral children, all reborn through water & the spirit. They would be content in their simplicity, thankful for what they have, and this will bring the true liberty of a joyous heart. She could live with a family that loves her, a husband that is dedicated to her and the family life, and most importantly with deep love in their hearts for Jesus Christ.
Otherwise you'll yearn to desire more. You'll desire to be like God. You'll desire all the riches and power in this world. The desire for more and more will never cease. It's unobtainable. This applies to all facets of gnosticism. You can't ever obtain the true liberty of being God, as it will only lead to your own destruction, just as it did for Lucifer.
You can have everything in this world, but if you do not have Jesus Christ, you have nothing.