did the Normans as well as other European monarchal leaders force people to go to church? how and why?
- MarliLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Most people went to church because they believed that Jesus' death on the cross saved them from the consequences of their sins, namely suffering in Hell for eternity. They Believed, so they obeyed the command of God to worship Him.
Some went to church because they wanted to go to church. They loved God.
Others went to church because they did not
want to be burned as a heretic or an unbeliever. Such a person was seen as a follower of the Devil and since he would bring God's wrath on himself, his family, his neighbours and the entire county or kingdom would feel that wrath too. No one wanted that sort of person near them.
They also went to church because they did not want to be fined a large amount of money by the king or bishop or their feudal lord. Those people could use the money, and they had an obligation to God to superintend their underlings' spiritual welfare.
Others went in order to be seen as good, pious people by their neighbours. Good business sense.
- PAMELALv 71 month ago
In a lot of countries at that time there were fines if you did not go to church.
- Anonymous1 month ago
no need to force them, some were really just that stupid and pressured others to do the same