A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Alexandre Eremenko
Date: 2014 Feb 23, 17:53 -0500
Lu, Just for the record: > (to quote a famous sign > posted by US soldiers during the Viet Nam war) "kill 'em all and let God > sort them out" Perhaps some US soldiers posted this sign, I don't know, but the famous sentence was said much earlier, during the Albigensian war 1209-1229: According to the Cistercian writer Caesar of Heisterbach, Arnaud-Amaury, when asked by a crusader how to distinguish the Cathars from the Catholics, answered: "Caedite eos! Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius" � "Kill them all! Surely the Lord discerns which ones are his". This was a crusade to desrtoy Cathar heresy in the South of France. Alex.