Recently I was confronted by this: The Church of England was created by a man that asked the Pope for permission to disobey the bible to marry his brother's wife. The argument was that because his brother and his future wife not have sexual relations, they were not married. This was true, so the King of England could marry his brother's virgin wife. After four of his five children died, leaving him only a daughter to inherit the Kingdom of England, he broke from the Catholic Church and cast the devoted Catholic English into a earthly hell. And appealing to the devil does nothing. His first daughter ruled England. Then his second bastard protestant daughter, whose mother he murdered, ruled England and unleashed absolute hell. Whilst some of this is clearly polemical, and for my money some of it is just wrong, starting with the idea that the Church of England was created by. I have made some attempt to rebut this, however I would be interested to hear what other think, because it is not the first time I have heard this levelled.