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Dealing With Columbus Day
http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 10=11-10 | Bill Randles

Posted on 10/11/2010 10:17:22 PM PDT by pastorbillrandles

Should we or shouldn’t we celebrate Columbus day? Every year the debate rages around this time whether the expansion of European civilization into the western hemisphere was a positive or negative development in human history.

Of course Columbus himself was a complex figure, and there is much to love or hate about him depending on one’s point of view. The leftward side of the debate points out Columbus’s greed, ambition, pride and at times cruelty.

And yet on the other side , one must admire the bravery, tenacity, and Columbus’ willingness to venture at great risk. Columbus also had a pious side to him, for he felt he was part of a greater purpose than his own ambition. He believed he was fulfilling the Words of the Hebrew prophets of the Bible in his voyages.

But obviously Columbus day isn’t merely about Columbus ,its really about western civilisation, and it’s expansion among the native peoples of the western hemisphere. That historical fact can either be seen as a breakthrough or as an appalling injustice.

All of this annual back and forth has come to us courtesy of multiculturalism, the philosophy that has flourished in our education system for at least forty years.

This post-modern doctrine holds that all cultures are equally valid, and that one culture’s ‘narrative’ is as good as the other. Worldviews are just ‘narratives’, viewpoints, all equally valid, because MultiCulturalism is radical relativism.

The idea that all cultures are equal sounds good to the naive idealist, but it couldn’t be true. All cultures are not equal, some are positively toxic and a good many have been wiped out because they were unsustainable,(Sodom and Gomorrah come to mind).

Multiculturalism is a dangerous fantasy, because it is in reality a veiled assault on Western civilization, relentlessly working to invalidate the incredible accomplishments of the West, scientifically,socially, culturally and otherwise.

The latest standard bearer of Western Civilization has primarily been the United States of America, for the last eighty years at least.

Therefore the history of the USA has to be ‘deconstructed’, through a toxic process of revisionist history , exaggerating the flaws and sins of the past, minimising the accomplishments, and holding our ancestors to modern-day standards of thought and behaviour.

The real beef the Multi-culturists have is with Christianity. The west was the flourishing place for at least the last thousand years for the development of Christianity, therefore Western civilisation is the ‘perpetual bad guy’ in the retelling of world history.

To the Devotees of MC, the West’s astonishing progress and the elevation in standards of living she has brought to the rest of the world, must have come at the expense of the third World, or the Moslem world.

Multiculturalism is really an Expression of AntiChrist, and it’s problem is with God himself. It is AntiChrist because it retells the story of the Garden of Eden and the fall.

The Third world was Eden, until the evil Europeans came to colonize . Never mind that the Tribes of the world have slaughtered, subjugated and enslaved and exploited each other ever since Adam and Eve fell.

To those raised on relentless propaganda such as Disney’s Pocahantas, or the recent fantasy, Avatar, the third world , and pre-Columbian North and South America, was a giant, peace-loving Eden, until the Europeans came to despoil it.

In the final analysis Multi-Culturalists are resenting the Sovereignty of God.God moves in the affairs of nations, Power belongs to Him, he gives and takes away,raises and elevates for his own good purpose.

And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?(Daniel 4:34-35)

The same God who raised up the United States of America, and used Columbus to discover it, allowed Europeans to colonize it, and drive the Indians further west, Is now judging the United States and the rest of the European nations, in short the West for their sins.

It’s about God, and his Lordship over History. Those who cry loud and long about Slavery, (abolished 150 years ago, after the bloodiest War the USA ever had),never seem to mention that Slavery was the rule in Africa, Asia, the Muslim world, and the rest of the world for Millenia. Only the West, Britain and America insisted on its demise and that at great cost.

As good Multiculturists, they are selective about History, rarely mentioning that at the height of the slave trade there were European slaves in Africa, 3000 black slave holders in the South, and that Muslim slave traders have been bartering with tribal chieftains in Africa for centuries , trading in human lives!

Resenting history is big business now, it is being used to divide people, to stop the healing of ancient wounds and to deny the accomplishments of decent and well-meaning people, for with people of conscience and decency, Guilt is a great tool of manipulation.But that same God of history sees and is taking note. Happy Columbus day everybody!


TOPICS: Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics; Theology
KEYWORDS: bias; columbus; indians; multicultural

1 posted on 10/11/2010 10:17:24 PM PDT by pastorbillrandles
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To: pastorbillrandles
Great article write up Pastor Bill...

Yes, we should celebrate Columbus day, and I and my family do celebrate Columbus day.

Unfortunately, the false vain doctrine of the Catholic church, which is NOT the Head of the Body of Christ, for which I have debated on this blog for several times without acceptance, these false vain religious systems always claim and credit everything and everybody in history for extending Catholicism; thinking the Catholicism is Christianity. But in truth it is not true Christianity, except that it is only a false doctrine of works of the law religious salvation by works; which Christ HAS fulfilled by HIS ministry of completing the Law; and we true Christians (not Catholics) are said to have completed the Law IN CHRIST; which is rejected by all Catholics.

2 posted on 10/11/2010 10:38:52 PM PDT by bibletruth
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To: pastorbillrandles

Even though I am part Italian, I never really saw the significance of Columbus Day . . . at least not enough to warrant the government taking the day off.


3 posted on 10/11/2010 11:15:23 PM PDT by eaglescout1998
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To: pastorbillrandles

Another great article from Pastor Bill.

Thanks brother.


4 posted on 10/11/2010 11:24:10 PM PDT by Ammo Republic 15
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To: eaglescout1998
I never really saw the significance of Columbus Day ...

OK, let's review ...

5 posted on 10/11/2010 11:32:47 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: pastorbillrandles
I refuse to ever feel "guilty" over Columbus Day simply because I see no merit in the arguments of the people pushing this "Indigenous Peoples" crap. The people who claim themselves to be "indigenous" are themselves descended from Asian settlers who also migrated to this part of the world. They are no more "indigenous" than the descendants of any other foreign settlers.

On a funnier note, it has been proven that Australian Aborigines actually settled in the Americas far earlier than the Asians from whom American Indians are descended. The latter killed the former and stole their land. Are the American Indians going to be made to cut reparations checks to the descendants of the Australian Aborigines?

6 posted on 10/12/2010 12:00:02 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102

Never heard that story before. Have heard of very early Europeans and Asians reaching North America, but never Australians. Got any links supporting your position?

Or, is this just a “funnier” pile of BS than you think anyone else can dream up? The scholarly study of human origins is more than just a contest to invent a “funnier version” (story) of how we got here.


7 posted on 10/12/2010 1:23:34 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: pastorbillrandles
Should we or shouldn’t we celebrate Columbus day?

You got a mouse in your pocket?
Don't know about you, but I don't need anyone's permission to celebrate anything.

I have celebrated every Columbus day as long as I can remember.

Sure don't plan to stop now.

Any more stupid questions?

8 posted on 10/12/2010 1:25:40 AM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: pastorbillrandles
Multiculturalism is really an Expression of AntiChrist

nice reverend...I may cop that one for my next tag...never thought of it like that but that about sums it up

have pour race card what culture types hit this thread yet?

beware...they will likely come in a pack once word gets out

9 posted on 10/12/2010 1:43:40 AM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: pastorbillrandles
Multiculturalism is really an Expression of AntiChrist

nice reverend...I may cop that one for my next tag...never thought of it like that but that about sums it up

have our race card what culture types hit this thread yet?

beware...they will likely come in a pack once word gets out

10 posted on 10/12/2010 1:43:49 AM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: pastorbillrandles
All cultures are not equal, some are positively toxic and a good many have been wiped out because they were unsustainable,(Sodom and Gomorrah come to mind).

No need to get biblical; loses you a lot of readers.

Very close to home, we have the Aztecs and the Toltecs.

Good riddance to them both.

11 posted on 10/12/2010 1:54:22 AM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: tdscpa
Never heard that story before. Have heard of very early Europeans and Asians reaching North America, but never Australians. Got any links supporting your position?

Google is our friend.

12 posted on 10/12/2010 4:18:16 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pastorbillrandles

I used to get off Columbus Day, then 6 years ago, my company hired a human resources witch who was a card carrying member of the American Communist Party. One her many accomplishments was to cancel Columbus Day. She has since been fired, but we have not had the holiday restored. Something lost is never regained.


13 posted on 10/12/2010 4:36:41 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (The Recession is officially over. We are now into Obama's Depression.)
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To: bibletruth

Nice red herring you drug out there.


14 posted on 10/12/2010 4:47:19 AM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: pastorbillrandles

The left hates Columbus day because Columbus brought Europeans here along with the hated Christianity.


15 posted on 10/12/2010 5:15:20 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: pnh102
Google is not my friend. It is a source of references to a bunch of publications that contain phrases that are similar to the search parameters one enters into the search box.

Did you find one source that provides the basis for your claim? Or are you just trying to baffle me with bullshit?

16 posted on 10/12/2010 6:08:28 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: tdscpa
Did you find one source that provides the basis for your claim?

If you follow the link, you will see numerous stories which, if you read them, back up this fact. So no, the people who call themselves "indigenous" are no more indigenous than anyone else who just happened to be born here.

17 posted on 10/12/2010 6:13:18 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102
“If you follow the link, you will see numerous stories which, if you read them, back up this fact.”

Wrong again. I did follow the link. I read a bunch of articles that stated America could have been populated by people from almost anywhere on earth, or possibly some extraterrestrial locations.

Can you tell me which one convinced you the Australian aboriginals got here first?

18 posted on 10/12/2010 6:52:52 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: tdscpa
Shrug. If you don't want to be bothered to follow through then I certainly can't help you do it.

This of course doesn't change the fact that American Indians were not here first.

19 posted on 10/12/2010 7:02:27 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Publius6961

Hey Publius, why the atttitude? i am not asking stupid questions, I am using the question to challenge the notion,because i recieved a ridiculous e-mail from a friend saying the way to celebrate Columbus day would be to take over someone’s home and give them smallpox.This incensed me. I forgive you for being rude to me- Pas Bill


20 posted on 10/12/2010 7:16:22 AM PDT by pastorbillrandles
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To: Publius6961

True, although biblical ismy first point of reference, but indeed there are countless more recnt examples of this, and yes good riddance to the cannibles!


21 posted on 10/12/2010 7:18:46 AM PDT by pastorbillrandles
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To: pastorbillrandles
... i recieved a ridiculous e-mail from a friend saying the way to celebrate Columbus day would be to take over someone’s home and give them smallpox.

If that is how we are supposed to celebrate Columbus Day then man, those illegals have that one down to a T.

22 posted on 10/12/2010 11:01:21 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pastorbillrandles

Columbus insured the eventual death of cannibalism in the New World. There should be a day in his name for that alone.


23 posted on 10/12/2010 12:58:40 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: pastorbillrandles

We put up the flag Christopher Columbus flew — white with F&Y (Ferdinand and Ysabella) in green, and a crown above the &. It’s quite beautiful, very unusual, and I always get queries about it.


24 posted on 10/13/2010 7:16:14 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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