Quite often we hear an expression that contains the idea that someone needs to be anathemaized. The meaning of this phrase, like as, and understandable, but from this article you will learn a few more interesting facts!
How can one distinguish between cases in which it is necessary to excommunicate from the church, and in what cases should they be anathematized? This question is very difficult and, moreover, controversial. However, speaking in general, then those who simply stumbled are excommunicated, made a small mistake in the eyes of God. Those who committed a mortal sin or blasphemed the Creator are anathema. On the other hand, this state of affairs concerns precisely the present. If we talk about the Middle Ages, for example, if the clergy learned that the woman was cheating on her husband, they could easily betray her anathema.
Who has the right to such an action and what are its consequences? Here, again, there are no definite answers. Anathematizes simple people of ordinary people (except for their proximity to the church, of course). And people, as is known, have, mainly, subjective thinking, the same judgment and, as a consequence, the same conclusions. Therefore, if for one, an act is an excuse for an anathema, the other believes that only a brief excommunication from the church is enough, but the third one says in general that this simple act and simple repentance from the sinner will be enough.
It should be noted that those who simply expressed their discontent with the church, albeit in a mild form, could also be anathematized. In general, any manifestation of anti-church sentiments was thwarted.
In general, one can come to the conclusion that with the help of excommunication and anathema, the church (both Catholic and Orthodox) got rid of and got rid of dissenters, revolutionary people, thus inspiring the fear of providence in others.