Paul’s Perambulations

June 25, 2011

“Dieu le veult!” (“God wills it!”)

Filed under: Politics — admin @ 7:09 pm

“Dieu le veult! Dieu le veult!”  was the crowd’s response to the orchestrated call of Pope Urban II for a Holy Crusade. He goes on to say “If the Lord God had not been in your souls, you would not all have pronounced these same words; or rather God himself pronounced them by your lips, for it was he that put them in your hearts…Let the armies of the Lord, when it rushes upon his enemies, shout but that one cry ‘Dieu le veult!’”  The wrongs that are commonly committed in the name of God challenge true virtue and defame God by their hypocrisy – then and now, and at all levels of society, church and state.

 

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