Um, yeah. Right. God directed Chris in his masterful plan and THAT's the important story here. Um, no. So I posted this response on the caterpillar page (since it's moderated you can bet it'll never make it there):
This is creepy, selectively edited, and painfully lacking in the reality of what propelled Columbus here. Hope you told your kids about Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand and how they wanted to basically rape the New World of its resources? Oh, and did you include that little “show” she dreamt up, what was it called? Oh yeah THE SPANISH INQUISITION with its 45,000 cases and almost a thousand executions. Or did you leave that part out…. Home skuling iz gud fer kidz.
OK, so it's a little heavy handed but JEEZUH!. But why this creeps me out even more was because earlier today I was watching TV (and basic reduced cable affords less choice and certainly more density of religious crap channels, BTN, CBN etc.) and saw Pat Robertson's CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) and their "news" segment was on. Think FOX, but then add just about every evangelistic turn on it you could imagine and you have their 'news' segment. The anchor was just finishing a segment about the Islamic Faith Center being planned in Manhattan (which is NO WHERE NEAR 'ground zero' you morons) touting that more than 70% of Americans don't want it there. First of all: tough shit (that goes for the Anti-Defamation League's misguided propaganda on this and anyone else who doesn't like it. The "they should be sensitive" is just a bullshit, anti-Muslim ruse. Period). When the piece was finished Robertson when on to say to his cohost (who nodded approvingly) that
"Well, you know, the President's second name IS _Hussein_ ... there is some "lineage" there",
HOLY SHIT. I mean, literally, holy, smoking, reeking pile of BULLSHIT.
and then he went on to say (I am paraphrasing but this is damn close):
Right. And Christianity NEVER did anything in the name of Commerce. Yeah, how 'bout this gem from the American ENTERPRISE Institute: "Religion and the American Future"
So back to our "Christopher Columbus was doing God's work home skooling mother in buttf**k nowhere, square state, U.S. of A."... Look, Pat Robertson and her are one in the same. They hock stories of saccharine sweet Christianity while eviscerating the reality of the damage its extracted along the way. Need I say two words: Pope + Children. Today Robertson blathered on about the mosque being built being a "Cordoba" symbolic of Muslim domination in Spain. And this "homeschooling" savant is saying Christopher Columbus was directed by God's purpose - which, under Queen Isabella meant expelling the Muslims from... guess where... Cordoba. These psychopaths are of the same ilk. And all the while they live in these imagined spaces in their heads about THEIR purpose in directing the lives of OTHERS.