Many people used to believe (or may still believe today) that Kings and religious leaders such as the Pope were ordained and speak as God in the flesh. People were taught to believe that ONLY Kings and/or Priests were divine and right next to God, having God’s authority, infallibility and power. When those ‘leaders’ told the followers that they were worthless worms, sinners and abandoned by God into Hell forever, unless they turned over all of their faith, beliefs, hope and possessions/wealth to them, many believed that Particularist logic.
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