Talk:Spanish Inquisition

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Henningsen-Contreras statistics[edit]

I've added the table with the data about the number of trials and executions according to the statistics of Gustav Henningsen and Jaime Contreras. Since the authors themeselves admit that their statistics is far from being complete, I've compared the numbers given by them with the numbers that appear from other available sorces for the respective tribunals. I've based primarily on William Monter, Frontiers of Heresy: The Spanish Inquisition from the Basque Lands to Sicily, Cambridge 2003. CarlosPn (discussion) 31 Oct 2008 22:15 CET

Council of Troubles[edit]

The Council of Troubles in the Netherlands was not connected to the Inquisition. It was a temporary war time committee set up in the Netherlands to root out and punish those who had led the rebellion against the king.

Absurd NPOV issues in favor of Torture Apology[edit]

Seriously, catholic apologists, do you not understand that when you take things as far as you have done you fool nobody? If you're that blatant in your historical revisionism everyone can see the zipper on your costume. Saying things like "oh well torture was only used to extract false confessions so it wasn't so bad" makes it clear to everyone what you're up to. I'm not going to try to convince you to change the article, this is wikipedia so whatever ideological group stakes their claim to the article can basically have their way with it, but if any of you actually want to spread your dumb propaganda you'll have to tone it down. As it stands you couldn't fool a child with your pathetic hang wringing. I just wanted you to know this; I harbor no delusions about the slightest thing being done to improve the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:51, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

What the Spanish Inquisition expected?[edit]

Did anyone expect the Spanish Inquisition? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:57, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Inadequate summary paragraphs[edit]

I believe the summary paragraphs should reflect the scope of the Inquisition in terms of the number of cases and executions. The summary as now written doesn't give a clue as to whether the victims of the Inquisition totaled one hundred or one million. The summary should also reflect the changing views of the Inquisition. If you're as old as I am, you were taught the "black legend" -- that the Spanish were an unusually cruel and intolerant people and that the Inquisition burned a vast number of victims. To the contrary, as detailed in the main text of this article, more recent studies show that Inquisition victims -- at least in terms of numbers of executions -- were far fewer in number. In fact, it would appear that executions for "witchcraft", i.e. heresy, in the rest of Europe equaled or exceeded per capita the number of executions of the Inquisition in Spain. Smallchief (talk 11:54, 8 September 2014 (UTC)