This is the first of 4 episodes chronicling the history of the Inquisition.
In 1308 Pope Gregory IX enlists the Dominicans to root out and destroy a sect of Gnostics known as the Cathars, which renounce all the rituals of the Catholicism in favor of simple spiritualism. This simple faith had great appeal to the people who did not want to be corrupted by the greed and evil that was rampant in the Roman Catholic Church. And thus begins the Inquisition.
The Tears of Spain
The War of Ideas
The Fall of The Inquisition
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.