Podcast EP223 Calvin Murdered Servetus Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
Wonderful and very comprehensive!
I appreciate especially the reference to Sebastian Castellio
When you read the quotes from Servetus – one thing stands out glaringly to me.
Michael Servetus had a mental acumen and genius obviously over and above that of John Calvin. Even I can see sophomoric fallacies in Calvin’s arguments.
It has long been my conclusion that Calvin’s power in Geneva went his head.
Bottom line – Calvin hated Servetus because Servetus’s genius made Calvin’s pale in comparison.
Calvinists consistently show themselves to be serpentine in their attempts to paint a dishonest picture on this topic as well as others. Unfortunately, with their degree of consistent dishonesty, Calvinists have produced an ever growing reputation of being untrustworthy.
And that is a sad testimony for a group of professing Christians.
Servetus and Castellio seem to be above Calvin. Voltaire writes:
“We can measure the virulence of this tyranny by the persecution to which Castellio was exposed at Calvin’s instance — although Castellio was a far greater scholar than Calvin, whose jealousy drove him out of Geneva.”
The more we know about Calvin, the more we see he was a megalomaniac. He has all the classic signs of a cult leader, especially not tolerating dissent.
Martin Luther authorized the drowning of the Anabaptists for their rejection of infant baptism.
What beef did Calvin REALLY have against Servetus?