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  In Remembrance of the Cathars       From:   
   Updated: August 22, 2016   
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The Cathars were a religious community in 12th and early 13th century Europe. They were probably among the most decent people who ever lived. The term “Cathar” was a slang name used by Catholics and was intended to be an insult. They called themselves “Good Men, Good Women,” or simply “Good Christians.”

They were, undeniably, dualists, who believed in two gods: a good god of love who reigned over the spiritual world and a bad god who possessed the material world. They believed in reincarnation, which worked as a societal equalizer and against authority. “Good” defined the movement, and dualism (concept or mythology of good and evil) presented a serious challenge to psychopathic control grids. To the Cathars, the Catholic church — with its sacraments, relics, rules and prohibitions — was seen as, at best, irrelevant.