Did cat burnings really occurred in Medieval Europe?

Or is this just another typical Enlightenment propaganda to portray the Middle Ages as something more barbaric and uncivilized than it actually was? If it did occur, was it something that actually happened during the Early Modern period, like witch trials?

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nah this is something that actually happened in France.

    >Or is this just another typical Enlightenment propaganda to portray the Middle Ages as something more barbaric and uncivilized than it actually was?
    Cope. There are legitimate misunderstandings of the Middle Ages like that they all believed the Earth was flat until Columbus, but this is not one of them.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      perhaps, but was it really a medieval thing, or did it mainly occur from the 16th-18th centuries?

      also that is france, what do you expect?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What proofs are provided for this?
      I need primary sources.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Any sort of mass witch burnings or mobs of people killing cats or people they claim are werewolves or vampires are all the result of Protestant schizophrenia manifesting as mob violence, primarily being targeted against people the Catholic Church would normally protect or at least hold a proper trial for to determine their actual guilt.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >at least hold a proper trial for to determine their actual guilt.
      holding a "proper" trial meant that they tortured you into confessing to being a witch.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      But why cats in particular though?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        It was black cats which for some reason were associated with evil

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why is this belief so common on IQfy when the worst witch burnings happebed in Catholic bishoprics

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    pic related describes a well-documented event in 1750s france. this print shop is run by a couple that are buttholes to the workers. the couple owns a cat that the wife particularly covets. one day the workers basically just decide to catch the cat and beat the ever-living shit out of it. they basically then go through a rampage throughout the village killing every cat in sight. can't remember much more after that

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What the frick is wrong with the French lower class

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    When the black plague hit,women with cats where believed to be witches because they survived and did not get sick. The cats were why. They killed the rats that transmitted the plague.

    So when those innocent women died so did those innocent cats. Superstition causes these issues in many cases.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is straight up India or Africa tier. Why was medieval Europe such a low IQ shithole?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        When the black plague hit,women with cats where believed to be witches because they survived and did not get sick. The cats were why. They killed the rats that transmitted the plague.

        So when those innocent women died so did those innocent cats. Superstition causes these issues in many cases.

        This never happened.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Proofs for literally any of this?
      They sound like holocaust tier cool stories.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is straight up India or Africa tier. Why was medieval Europe such a low IQ shithole?

      Yeah I've always found it extremely difficult to believe that Europe was ever like that. Surely they didn't engage in pajeet-tier moronation, right? How could a culture change so drastically in just a few centuries?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah they didn't. Most of what people believe they know about the middle ages is enlightenment era propaganda, or just moronic shit that was made up by stupid people

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Gregory IX, pope of the Catholic Church from 1227 to 1241, issued a Papal Bull declaring that cats bore Satan's spirit, which subsequently led to huge numbers of cats being killed throughout Europe.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is obviously just-so horseshit made up after the fact

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only toxoplasmosis infected roasties and their cuck orbiter bodyguard defenders would have a problem with this.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Non-white detected
      Firing heat seeking missile

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Non-Whites love cats, especially slimes.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >calls me nonwhite
        >while demonizing medieval europe
        Yup. It’s a projecting paki. Pro-jeet-ction.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    French were true freaks. First the burnings, and then the revolution. But that manic energy seem to have moved to America

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i don't know about that but we have tradition here in Danmark before the fast called fastelavn where we hang a barrel filled with candy with a cat inside (ideally black) and whoever destroys the barrel becomes fastelavns konge eller katte konge (fastelavns king or cat king) whoever knocks a hole or something in the barrel smashing the boards becomes fastelavns dronning (queen of fastelavn) and whoever breaks a board becomes prinse
    it is believed that if the cat survives unscathed it is good luck if the cat is harmed (physical mental scarring doesnt count) then it is bad luck buying cats in the lead up to fastelavn if i remember correctly is banned if not heavily regulated also you need a license to own a pet
    generally the practice of putting an actual cat inside is banned not commonly done anymore in most of the country and hasn't been done for some decades though you don't need to go further back than to my parents or grandparents generation to find the practice common and some people still do it having the cat inside is also still done in certain parts of the country or amongst certain communities but is controversial

    fastelavn is the day you eat as much as possible in the lead up to the 40 day or month long Christian fast of lent or great lent eller store-lent
    church attendance is common here during special holidays but not every sunday like americans do it's more of special thing done with family school or friends during the holidays chritianity here is generally more about a personnel relationship with God than it is about the community

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      to clarify everyone in the people involved (usually children or young people or the very old) take turns each hitting the barrel once one at the time starting over until the barrel has had a board broken then a hole opened and then smashed to pieces
      with crowns and sometimes other regalia handed out alongside a price for each of the winners everyone usually rushes to get as much candy as soon the barrel has been shattered to pieces maybe even before there is usually a feast as this day is a feast day and a day of celebration

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        most people those days skip the fasting part entirely traditional the sick the elderly children and the dieing as well as doctors and health personnel and law enforcement would be exempted from the fast

        also danish protestantism is more like anglicanism than american protestantism as we have a centralized system with rules and authority with it's own associated hierarchy with divided into sogns centerd on sognekirker (sogn church) and domæner centered on domkirker (domain church) and regioner with katedraler (cathedrals)
        with it's own associated ranks such priests bishops archbishops etcetera all subject to the monarch this goes for free churches and catholic and orthodox churches too who also have presence here though for the orthodox (eastern and oriental) and the roman catholic it is more on a negotiated basis though they still have to remain subject to the universal law of the kingdom as imposed on behalf of the moanrch by the kirkeministeriet of which folkekirken the state church or peoples church is also subject with the monarch being head of both the folkekirke that being the statechurch and superior to the minister given charge by the monarch of the church ministry which manages all religious affairs and laws and regulations in this kingdom

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