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Originally posted by spellbound
reply to post by useless eaters
I, too, cry about conquerors. But unfortunately, these things happened when men were brave enough to discover the rest of the world.
A lot of men discovered a lot of the world, and unfortunately they were not nice.
I have realized that the word 'nice' will never equal anything much.
The Pacific Islands were infected, New Zealand slaughtered the Moriori, who were here first, and mankind is basically horrible and killing.
Originally posted by apacheman
Columbus was a typical European thug/conqueror/rapist: read his diaries, he brags of beatings, rapes(including girls as young as ten) and child murders.
Religious persecution or not, they immediately turned to their religion to rationalize their persecution of others. They appealed to the Bible, Psalms 2:8: "Ask of me, and I shall give thee, the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession." To justify their use of force to take the land, they cited Romans 13:2: "Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation."