The story uses a lot of rhetoric to make the Christians seem like the good guys, but the bloody battles are never-ending and even at the end Charlemagne dreams that he has to go to war again against the pagans. So is Christianity really all that good if it results in constant war against the non-believers?
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Wars have been going on since the beginning of time. If we look at the Old Testament, war and destruction are often based on obedience to God and punishment for that same disobedience. Charlemagne was one of the great men in the history of Christianity, and you always have to remember that there are two factions in any war. Throughout Christianity there have numerous attempts by other religions to eradicate the Christians; there has been persecution, war, and murder perpetrated against those of the Christian faith. The Jews have faced these same things.