Sunday, June 25, 2006

A story never heard in today's classrooms

In today's climate of Western self-loathing, one person whose reputation has suffered greatly at the hands of historical revisionists (read: liars) is Christopher Columbus. His great expedition of 1492 was not begun to enslave and slaughter innocents; rather his goal was the propagation of the Faith.

Here is Columbus in his own words: the present month, in consequence of the information which I had given your Highnesses respecting the countries of India and of a Prince, called Great Can, which in our language signifies King of Kings, how, at many times he, and his predecessors had sent to Rome soliciting instructors who might teach him our holy faith, and the holy Father had never granted his request, whereby great numbers of people were lost, believing in idolatry and doctrines of perdition. Your Highnesses, as Catholic Christians, and princes who love and promote the holy Christian faith, and are enemies of the doctrine of Mahomet, and of all idolatry and heresy, determined to send me, Christopher Columbus, to the above-mentioned countries of India, to see the said princes, people, and territories, and to learn their disposition and the proper method of converting them to our holy faith....