(From the 11th to the 13th century a particular religious sect was allowed to grow in the Languedoc region of France. Called Catharism this dualist thinking religion flourished, not only with the poor but also people like the Counts of Toulouse and the great Esclarmonte of Foix. In the early part of the 13th century the Pope petitioned the king to form. a crusade and vanquish the heretics. This petitioning finally led to the Albigensian Crusade. A force of Knights and Mercenaries besieged the Cathars and in a massive pyre at Montsegur massacred some 200 of them virtually eliminating Catharism in Southern France)
The beginning. How the believers of the dualist theory turned there backs on Catholicism and found their own methods of embracing God
They started on a distant shore The rich believing with the poor Fighting, striving hard to seek A higher power with something else to say
Spreading their belief Praying for a life It's the perfect way But to the church it's just called heresy
Heretics, that and nothing more Daring to renege on our Gods law It's wrong for them to feel this way Detrimental for the soul Help them through this time Disregard these lies
They say the perfect way But to the church it's just called heresy Heresy Yeah Choose!
Cathars gaining more control The choice is free, us or holy Rome Join with us you'll see the light We have a holy Right
It's the perfect way But to the church it's just called heresy Heresy, heresy, heresy Choose!