I agree, these icons are going to cut their connections to God.
That pope and all of the people in Western Europe are making me mad.
I should be the leader of the church and I speak in the name of Jesus.
Yes, the western side should have you instead of a silly pope.
Meanwhile on the Western side with the Pope:
They can't complain about icons if we can't complain about marriage.
Ver true, the priests shouldn't get to marry.
The western church is right about icons and popes. I EXCOMMUNICATE YOU
The eastern side believed that the icons that the western side used were very bad and this caused a problem.
The eastern church is right about priest marraige and patriarchs/emperors.I EXCOMMUNICATE YOU
The Emperor was the head of the church in eastern europe but in the west the pope was in charge. this was a problem.
We are powerful, wealthy, and we will keep the greco-roman culture alive.
Yes, and we have emperor justinian, his buildings, and his laws to guide us.
The eastern side let priests get married but the eastern side believed that this was bad.
Western side in the Middle Ages:
This is terrible. We are falling into the Middle Ages.
The Pope has let us down.
The two churches and their leaders had faught over this for a very long time and in 1054 when the Great Schism occured they excommunicated each other.
The Eastern side rose and became the Eastern Orthodox church with Constantinople as the capital. They were wealthy due to trade, they used the Justinian code for 900 years, they were protected by wallls and water, and they kept the Greco-Roman Culture alive.
The Western side fell into the Middle Ages which was hard for everybody. Their church was western Roman Catholic.