A selective comment of mine, a comment posted on an Indian Country Today Media Network article,
is presented in the following letter to the editor.
On January 21, 2015, the Mille Lacs Messenger, a Minnesota
county newspaper, published the following letter of mine. The letter can also be found on
Indian Country Today Media Network (ICTMN), the world's largest Indian news source,
recently posted another selective comment of mine. The comment is posted on an
article titled, Congress' Christmas Gift for the Rio Tinto Mining Company
Its author is Steven Newcomb, an Indian activist who is one of the leaders of
the global movement to set indigenous peoples free from their subjugated
state of existence, which was imposed upon them by the Christian Doctrine
of Discovery, a doctrine based on 15th century Papal Bulls.
The Doctrine gave Christian explorers the right to claim lands they
"discovered" and lay claim to those lands for their Christian Monarchs.
The doctrine has been primarily used to support decisions invalidating
or ignoring aboriginal possession of land in favor of colonial or post-colonial
governments. The way of thinking that produced the Doctrine was that
Christians enjoyed a moral and legal right based solely on their religious
identity to invade and seize indigenous heathen lands and to dominate
The World Council of Churches, the U.S. Episcopal Church and the U.S.
Methodist Church have repudiated the Doctrine. However, the Pope's representatives
at the United Nations have been trying to
cover up this horrendous sin.
In the wake of the attacks in France, Pope Francis said: "Religious
fundamentalism, even before it eliminates human beings by perpetrating
horrendous killings, eliminates God himself, turning him into a mere
ideological pretext." Really, fundamentalists claim they are obeying "God"
when they commit horrible atrocities, and they quote scriptures to prove their case.
Historically, this is a common occurrence amongst the people of the three
My ICTMN comment reads: "In piqua's post he (Newcomb) mentions that he believes that the Bible's
Old Testament scripture [Psalms 2:8] provides the way of thinking (for the Christian
Doctrine of Discovery): "Ask of me ['the deity of the Old Testament'] and I shall give to
you the heathen for your inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth
for your possession." If the source of this scripture is the supernatural entity
whom this nation's Euro-American Christians believe in and serve (and I believe that it is),
then separating these Euro-Americans from their evil supernatural "God" is the solution
to the problem."
Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer
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