Catharism was cited as an example, to I. H. Samsonite, of the ridiculous concept of Catholic pacifism (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 49).


Catharism was a name given to a Christian religious sect that appeared in the France and elsewhere around Europe in the 11-13th Centuries.  The Cathars did not believe in one all-encompassing god, but in two, both equal and comparable in status; needless to say, the Catholic Church regarded the sect as heretical.  The name refers to the town of Albi, France, where a debate between Cathari and Catholics took place[1].


  1. Wikipedia: Catharism