Monday, October 09, 2023

Happy Columbus Day

Today is Columbus Day. Some recognize it as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Columbus changed the world in 1492, not the indigenous peoples.

NPR Radio reports:

Churches confess and repent for sins against Native and Indigenous people ...

Healed from a long tradition of conquest and colonization started in the 15th Century during the Age of Exploration, including the time when Christopher Columbus arrived in North America. That tradition of claiming new lands for European powers is based on an idea now called the Doctrine of Discovery, says Nancy Pineda-Madrid, professor of theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

"It's not one written document," she says. ...

"I think that anyone who calls themselves Christian needs to ask why they wouldn't want to repudiate that doctrine," she says. "Because that doctrine was explicit in saying non-Christians are non-humans and without rights."

No the doctrine did not explicitly say that. As acknowledged above, the supposed doctrine was not even written down.

The article mostly quotes women who call themselves priests, pastors, and theology professors. They are good examples of why women should not be Christian priests and pastors. They speak nonsense.

In the Age of Exploration, the Church sought to save souls. They believed that the American Indians, Aztecs, etc. were human, had souls, and were living in sin.

From an NPR Radio news program:

SIMON: An interview surfaced this week in which Donald Trump told a right-wing news site that migrants are, quote, "poisoning the blood of our country." I regret having to quote those words because they are racist in a way that recalls Adolf Hitler. Why hasn't every Republican in the country denounced Donald Trump for those words?
The guy ought to be able to read the news, without injecting kooky Hitler comparisons. Here is a little more context:
“Nobody has any idea where these people are coming from, and we know they come from prisons. We know they come from mental institutions and insane asylums. We know they’re terrorists. Nobody has ever seen anything like we’re witnessing right now. It is a very sad thing for our country. It’s poisoning the blood of our country.”
The Democrats are letting in migrants like never before, and yes, the vast majority are bad for the USA. No civilized country has ever done this, except for Canada, and it is also being poisoned.

There is war in Israel now, and it is all about who is poisoning its blood, Jews or Arabs. I expect the NY Times to be pro-Israel, considering that Jews dominate its editors, advertisers, and subscribers. But they are Jewish Leftists, and not Orthodox Jews. It will be interesting to see who lines up behind Israel, and who does not. I hope the USA stays out of it, just as I think we should stay out of the border disputes in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and elsewhere. Israel can deal with it.

1 comment:

CFT said...

Attention all incredibly stupid indigenous people (smart indigenous folk need not listen):

You better thank your stars for Columbus, because, had he not discovered the malaria infested flats of future Disney world Florida, you would not exist. Yep. That's right, you would not exist. Someone else might occupy the spot you live on, but it wouldn't be you.

When you wish upon a star to remove someone from the past who changed the world, who definitely changed the place where countless immigrants moved to, you might as well be going back in time to kill your great great great great great great grandfather who you think was a cad before he got his girlfriend pregnant with your next ancestor.

Unless you want to be the next Philip J. Fry, go back in time, kill your grandfather and impregnate your own grandmother, I highly advise against attempting to erase the man from history who probably made your birth even remotely possible.