Reflective Essay: Dexter's First Crusades

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Good morning everyone, today’s blog is going to be a bit different; I mean you all might not even believe me. Yesterday I went to visit my parents in Seattle for the holidays; only to come across a laboratory in our attic. Apparently, my brother is this boy genius that everyone failed to tell me about. I came across this machine that reminded me of the freezer that froze Fry on Futurama and then he was thawed out thousands of years later. Crazy how it intrigued me enough to get in, and I did; and from there my adventures began. I knew how to work this thing only because I watch a lot of Dexter’s Laboratory as a child, therefore I dialed the knob back a few hundreds of years and ended up at the first Buddhist council in China and next a battle with the first Crusades.
Some might wonder why would I want to go to a Buddhist council in China, well why wouldn’t a person want to know about that fat guy statue or better known as Siddhartha Gautama, that sits in the Chinese
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On this day in history Pope Urban II made his influential speech of the Middle Ages, announcing the Crusades by calling all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims. With hundreds member of the clergy and noblemen gathered, Urban delivered an inspiring speech to all people encouraging the competition in them to fight the great umbrageous war to help their fellow Christians in the East and take back Jerusalem. Urban belittled and looked down on the Muslims, he at times overstressed stories of their anti-Christian acts, and promised absolution and remission of sins for all who died in the service of Christ. Besides the reasoning of forgiving of sins, these Christians was the promise the chance to travel and make money, the desire to defend the Byzantine empire from the Turks, an opportunity for younger sons of European nobles to get new land in the Middle East,

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