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krzyzowiec 5 points ago +5 / -0

Aren't they supposed to be Christian? How can a Christian support forcing anything into someone's body?

Merkava_4 7 points ago +7 / -0

A bunch of Christians in the world are sound asleep.

Mad_King_Kalak 1 point ago +2 / -1

I think Putin got "the talk" at the recent G Whatever meeting.

Russia's Orthodox Christianity is somewhat conditional.

iDontShift 0 points ago +1 / -1

look what christians did to native americans.. lol

krzyzowiec 1 point ago +1 / -0

What did they do?

iDontShift 1 point ago +1 / -0

do you see them around anymore? no?

because they pushed them all onto reservations.. before that we killed all the buffalo (destroyed their food.. and ours)

basically christians, those that are to love their neighbors, killed off their neighbors for their land

krzyzowiec 1 point ago +1 / -0

Which “Native Americans” are you talking about? There wasn’t a single group of them. There were tribes who were often fighting one another, wiping each other out, etc.

Some tribes allied with and helped the European settlers in exchange for their help against other tribes. There wasn’t this great animosity between all of them and all Europeans like you are imagining.

And there wasn’t any conspiracy among Christians to wipe people out. There were agreements made and broken on all sides. Some land was simply bought or traded for.

You also need to keep in mind that back then, a vast majority of the continent was simply empty, unsettled wilderness. Europeans had advanced technology and favored settling in place and constructing improvements like buildings and roads rather than being nomadic, and many were itching to leave Europe for the new world.

It’s natural for them to expand faster than the locals who were already there. It didn’t help that the locals were susceptible to the diseases they brought with them…