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Doctrine of Discovery: Greatest Crime in History

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posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 10:27 AM
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The Doctrine of Discovery was a principle of international law developed in a series of 15th century papal bulls and 16th century charters by European monarchs. It was a racist philosophy that gave white Christian Europeans the green light to go forth and claim the lands and resources of non-Christian peoples and kill or enslave them – if other Christian Europeans had not already done so.

The doctrine institutionalized the competition between European countries in their ever-expanding quest for colonies, resources and markets, and sanctioned the genocide of indigenous people in the “New World” and elsewhere.

While indigenous delegates from around the world were sidelined at the 15th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, the collective voice of indigenous peoples at the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions was heard calling on the Pope to repudiate the Christian Doctrine of Discovery.

While the delegates came from diverse geographies and cultures, they easily unified around the intersecting themes of the Christian Doctrine of Discovery, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and climate change. The delegates articulated their concerns in a document called “An Indigenous Peoples’ Statement to the World Delivered at The Parliament of the World’s Religions Convened at Melbourne, Australia on the Traditional Lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation December 9, 2009.”

The seven point statement calls for immediate action on climate change; the protection of earth-based religions and sacred sites both within and outside their territories; strengthening and protecting indigenous cultures and languages, repatriation of the ancestors’ remains and sacred items, and the support and implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The final item is “To call upon Pope Benedict XVI and the Vatican to publicly acknowledge and repudiate the papal decrees that legitimized the original activities that have evolved into the dehumanizing Doctrine of Christian Discovery and dominion in laws and policies.”



As a spiritual corollary of the renunciation, the Indian Committee also expressed its support for the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which was adopted by the General Assembly Sept. 13, 2007. The Declaration presents indigenous rights within a framework of human rights.

Only the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia – countries with large populations of indigenous peoples with huge aboriginal land claims – voted against the Declaration’s adoption. Australia has since adopted it.

The action by PYM’s Indian Committee was initiated by Elizabeth Koopman, who said she was inspired by the Episcopal Church’s resolution, called “Repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery.” The resolution passed unanimously by the Episcopal House of Bishops and by an overwhelming majority of the House of Delegates during the church’s 76th General Convention held July 8 – 17 in Anaheim


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posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 10:50 AM
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From a religious standpoint, it seems more of a formality than anything.
What we really need is the dehumanizing doctrine of Multinational Corporate Discovery to be renounced also.



posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 11:01 AM
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Well coming from a Red Skin it's not about religious anything... it's about putting a formal end to racism...

it needs to stop because as humans we're all in trouble and at the point where we work together to solve our problems or vanish the way the dinosaurs did.

something we cant do until all policies that favor an elitist class are struck down.

[edit on 21-12-2009 by DaddyBare]



posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 11:13 AM
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"It was a racist philosophy that gave white Christian Europeans the green light to go forth and claim the lands and resources of non-Christian peoples and kill or enslave them – if other Christian Europeans had not already done so. "

So loving and compassionate of the church to condone mass murder, wasn't it?
Combine that along with spreading the seeds of racism the church had just pulled what could only be called a historic "psy-op"; changing the futures of billions.

The mind control of an entire continent was basically complete and their servants went out doing just what they wanted.

TPTB must have learned their techniques from the church.



posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 11:27 AM
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Amen brother... but now that the world has gone to hell, and all about us lay madness, it's not church or crown that will come to our rescue... It's regular people just trying to get by, who'll effect real change... For better or worse that time is fast approaching and its our future actions that will dictate what legacy we chose to leave our children



posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 11:34 AM
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Well said brother.
The "regular people just trying to get by , who'll effect real change"
Everyday people indeed. Though unique like you and I. And like many of the members of the ATS .
We actually give a s$%t.



posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 12:47 PM
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I guess this is where internatinal boundaries bring different viewpoints. The Canadian government apologized last year for past atrocities, even though it the catholic school abuse was the main thing natives were hoping for.
So yeah, he apologized.....and nothing's really changed.
A formal end to racism? I don't believe any announcement from any one individual ends racism. The definition of racism itself is as broad as it's historical consequences.
Men on high do not make pronounciations which in turn control the minds of white men.



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