There was a belief that a shorter route to Asia existed. Spain had a strong interest in trading with Asia. If they could discover a shorter route to Asia, it would give Spain an advantage in trading with Asia.
In fact many of the oldest cities, including the oldest city, and mapped rivers of America are named after Saints or given their names by both Spanish and French Catholic missionaries. America was intended to be a Catholic country but the Protestants who came after and dominated politically the English colonies, as opposed to the rest of the territories, wanted a Protestant country along the lines of the "Enlightenment", free of the influence of the Catholic Church and the Papacy and monarchy.
They were willing to engage in violence to do so, to instigate and provoke the English infantry in order to have a pretext.
Sure, they resisted the unjust taxes, but they had other ideas beyond mere tax policy, and to bring the nation they wanted into existence they used unjust means, which not only included the looting and burning of the homes of the innocent, but rousing the populace to armed insurrection by using the Pope as a rallying cry.
These marches and demonstrations were known as "Pope's Day" when his image was burned in effigy. Langguth, published by Simon and Schuster,provides the sordid details.
You are referred to pages56,and 94 for starters. And this was over two hundred years ago, before the age of PC and irrational hysteria.
Of course they did not have the ACLU back then, so they had to resort to the old tried and true, ridicule at its worst. For some time now there has been a lot of mischief afoot in which the reputation of Christopher Columbus has been unduly sullied.
It is only a matter of time before the infamous, anti-Catholic, anti-Christian, pro-pagan, pro-Muslim ACLU, the SS of the intolerant liberal state, will succeed in having the holiday in remembrance of Columbus changed to something PC, false, demeaning and utterly unjust.
Much of the polity is ignorant, thanks to the PC-"sanitized" government schools and is easily swayed when not outright flummoxed before the venom-tipped tongues of those who hate Jesus Christ and hide under the mantle of patriotism and "rights", surely the last refuge of those who betray truth itself.
This brief article is in defense of Columbus, the Catholic Church's missionaries who came because of his discovery, and as a Declaration of Dependence, on God, on reason, on truth, in honor of the truth and the debt we owe Columbus.
An addendum includes the truth of the first Thanksgiving. Who was Christopher Columbus, and why did he sail under the flag of Spain, rather than Italy?
Didn't he and the missionaries force the conversion of the Amerinds or Native Americans, morally reprehensible for bringing disease that wiped out whole tribes, and did not he go back to Europe rich from his plunder? Besides, the Italian navigator, Amerigo, from which America gets its name reached America before Columbus, so Columbus ought not be honored in the first place as the discoverer of America.
This is what is being broadcast in high and low places. The matter of the oppression of the native peoples, as slaves, is a fact that we will address. But as it really was, not as it has been built up into, not that any incidence is a negligible matter.
Christopher Columbus and His Dream A man's religious beliefs sets the seal of his heart, forms his character, and directs his every action. In short, a man's religion and the devotion it inspires is the history of his story and the story behind the story of history.Having convinced the King and Queen of Spain to finance his voyage, Christopher Columbus departed mainland Spain on August 3, He quickly made port in the Canary Islands for a final restocking and left there on September 6.
Arnold K. Garr, Christopher Columbus A Latter-Day Saint Perspective, (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, ), 29– Chapter 4: Years In Spain: Columbus Finds a Sponsor The Lord purposed that there should be something clearly miraculous in .
When Columbus arrived back in Spain on March 15, , he immediately wrote a letter announcing his discoveries to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, who had helped finance his trip. The letter was written in Spanish and sent to Rome, where it was printed in Latin by Stephan Plannck.
Christopher Columbus did not "discover" the Americas, nor was he even the first European to visit the "New World." (Viking explorers had sailed to Greenland and Newfoundland in the 11th century.) However, his journey kicked off centuries of exploration and exploitation on the American continents.
Christopher Columbus () was born in the Italian port city of Genoa. The son of a textile weaver, Columbus first became a sailor in the Mediterranean in his twenties, and then settled in Portugal after he was shipwrecked off that coast in He rose from an ordinary deckhand to become a.
Columbus, Christopher Christopher Columbus requesting support from Isabella I and Ferdinand II of Spain, chromolithograph after a painting by Václav Brožík, c. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.