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Christopher Columbus

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue." This childish rhyme refers to the

heroic efforts of the believed discoverer of the Americas. But who is Christopher

Columbus and how valiant were his discoveries? Was he a great hero, or was he

the world's largest zero? The answer to this radical question will astonish the

average American citizen. Christopher Columbus is a farce due to his hypocritical

out looks on religion, his approval of slavery, and the media's false depiction of

this so called hero.

Columbus is not a good and humble Christian man as the mass American

media portrays. Although Columbus preached the "good word" he very rarely

followed it. In his personal diaries Columbus predicted that the end of all

civilization was going to occur in 1650. Yet the Bible clearly states that the

second coming of the Lord could not be predicted for it comes like a thief in the

night. The 5th commandment obviously frowns upon the act of murder. Yet

Columbus and his fellow Spaniards often laid bets on which man could split a

Native American civilian in two. These moral values were also passed from his

generation to the next. The son of Columbus, Ferdinand, wrote a book entitled

"Indians and the Christians" intended to frighten the Native Americans. These are

not the values of a pure and holy man.

Secondly, Columbus also supported the enslavement of fellow human

beings. In fact, on October 12, 1942, Columbus wrote "...they are a people who

can be made free and converted to our Holy Faith. They ought to make good and

skilled servants." Is this a quote from an international hero? Due to the

enslavement of too many Native Americans Columbus put these innocent people

to work in mines and plantations located in the Caribbean which he and many

followers created. Aboard Columbus' slave ships hundreds died and were

thoughtlessly thrown into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. This is an act of pure

heartlessness and overwhelming ignorance.

Lastly, Columbus' unmarked reputation is not only false

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