June 20, 2016
Old Testament Premised Arguments Still Being Used Against Native Nations
by Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer
On June 15, 2016, Indian Country Today Media Network (ICTMN) published an article
by Steven Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape) entitled:
Old Testament Premised Arguments Still
Being Used Against Our Nations. Two comments are posted on this article. The second
comment is my comment. It is a 246 word comment.
Steven Newcomb is co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Law Institute.
He is also a columnist for ICTMN, the world's largest Indian news source.
Newcomb is an internationally renowned indigenous peoples' rights activist. He is one of the
leaders of a global movement to set indigenous peoples/nations free from their subjugated/dominated
state of existence that has been imposed on them by the international legal construct known as the Christian
Doctrine of Discovery, a doctrine based on a series of 15th century Papal Bulls.
Mr. Newcomb recently met with Pope Francis. I believe that Newcomb's work, including his articles
and videos, etc., are being closely monitored by the Vatican. ICTMN often posts a comment or
two on Newcomb's articles. It regularly posts
my comments on his articles. This leads me to believe
that my work is also being monitored by the Vatican.
In his (mentioned above) ICTMN article Newcomb presents evidence that shows that
antiquated Old Testament premised Christian ideas and images are still being used by many nation
states to unjustly deny multitudes of indigenous peoples/nations some of their
fundamental human rights. He uses the U.S.A. as an example of how one nation, along with many
other offending nations, are not understanding or accepting this simple truth and therefore are
not working to rectify this problem. He also mentions that none of the articles or
provisions of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples are designed to address
and rectify this specific problem. In addition, he presents in the article an example of how
one Islamic nation is trying to establish a law premised on an antiquated Old Testament human
rights violating law. In respect to these neglected human rights problems, Newcomb bewilderingly
asks the question, "How is this even possible in the twenty-first century?
My comment on this article by Newcomb reads:
Good article Mr. Newcomb. There are great multitudes of people around the
world who are caught up in religious delusions that are derived from evil
religions that are based in part on Old Testament scriptures that were inspired
by a mentality deranged
god. The religions that I am referring to are Christianity
and Islam. The god that inspired the scripture Isaiah 45:7 said, "I form the
light and create darkness. I make peace and create evil. I the lord do all
these things.” This same god that "creates evil" inspired Psalm 2 KJV. It
says: "I [the lord] shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and
the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them
with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."
When these great multitudes of delusional people read bible scriptures that
tell them that their god is commanding them to do evil things they do them.
They are unable to use common sense reasoning to come to the correct
conclusion that their
god is evil and that they should not do the evil
things that he is telling them to do. They are also unable to accept new
scientific discoveries that prove that their perspective religions,
be it Christianity or Islam, are
scientifically out-dated and
have caused, and are still causing, so much evil in the world. I think
that this may answer your article's question. Keep up the good work!
A related article of mine is titled
Native Rights, Pope Francis And The New World Order