Monday, August 17, 2009

Minnesota Apology Resolution for abuse of Indigenous People

By Thomas Dahlheimer

Minnesota Representative Dean Urdahl expects to offer an Apology Resolution (reconciliation bill) that apologizes for the mistreatment and exploitation of Minnesota's indigenous people?

Urdahl recently informed me that he will work with me along with others and try to find wording that will work. And that when he believes the wording will work, he will introduce the resolution.
I am an indigenous people's rights activist who wrote a draft bill to change Minnesota's 14 derogatory geographic place names that are offensive to Indians and then sent it to Rep. Mike Jaros, who then introduced it. And did so, after I addressed the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and received the council's approval for him to introduce the bill.

After Jaros retired, Rep. Urdahl decided to modify and sponsor the name-changing bill. Rep. Urdahl is in real good standings with the Dakota (Sioux) tribal leaders. He asked the federal government to repeal the Indian Removal Act which banded exiled Dakota Indians from Minnesota. He recently spoke to the tribal leaders of several different Dakota bands who came to this year's Winona, Minnesota annual "Great Dakota Gathering and Homecoming".

A year ago, the Winona Daily News published a letter of mine, titled, State looks to settle up with the past. Excerpts from the letter read:

" Leonard Wabasha, a hereditary chief of the Dakota and director of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community Cultural Resource Department, invited me to address the Dakota tribal leaders and government officials during the May 16 reconciliatory ceremony in Winona."

"The Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission has acknowledged that Minnesota committed ethnocide and genocide against American Indians during its early history."

"Minnesotans pride themselves today on living in a state that is forward-thinking and compassionate. We have become a haven for refugees from countries where genocide still occurs. We recoil at the holocausts of World War I and II, and the more recent acts of savagery in Eastern Europe and the Middle East."

"Yet we remain either unaware of or unable to look at our own history and acknowledge the painful wounds of ethnocide and genocide right here in Minnesota. We have a very hard time acknowledging that the pain remains and that it has affected much of our history through to the present day." (ref.)

In respect to the wording of the reconciliation bill, I would like the bill to include wording as to where the source of the racism that caused Minnesota to commit "ethnocide and genocide" against its aboriginal natives came from.

In a first-of-its-kind action in the Christian world, the national Episcopal Church - during a July, 2009 convention - passed a landmark resolution reputiating the Doctrine of Discovery. The resolution identifies where, both, the source of the racism against U.S. indigenous people came from during our nation's early history, as well as where it is still coming from, the Doctrine of Discovery. (ref.)

On October 13, 2008, the World Conservation Conference of the International Union for Conservation of Nature acknowledged, in a motion, a connection between the colonization of Indigenous Peoples' lands, which was sanctioned by the Doctrine of Discovery, a doctrine based on a series of 15th century Vatican papal decrees that were official authorizations to "invade, capture, vanquish" and "subdue" Indigenous Peoples, "subjugate" them and "reduce their persons to perpetual slavery" and "to take away all their possessions and property". (ref.)

"The origins of the Doctrine of Discovery can be traced to Pope Nicholas V's issuance of the papal bull [Romanus Pontifex] in 1452. The bull allowed Portugal to claim the conquer lands in West Africa. Pope Alexander VI extended to Spain the right to conquer newly-found indigenous peoples' lands in 1493, with the papal bull [Inter Caetera], after Christopher Columbus had already begun doing so." (ref.)

The Doctrine of Discovery was a principle of international law developed in a series of 15th century papal bulls and 16th century charters by European monarchs. It was essentially a racist philosophy that gave white Christian Europeans the green light to go forth and claim the lands and resources of non-Christian peoples and kill or enslave them - if other Christian Europeans had not already done so."

The national Episcopal Church's recent landmark resolution not only repudiates the Doctrine of Discovery, it also urges the U.S. government to endorse the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples."

"Steven Newcomb's work on the Doctrine of Discovery in his many essays and his 2008 book "Pagans in the Promise Land" is the spark that ignited individuals in the Episcopal Church to pursue the resolution."

Indigenous Peoples Literature posts articles of mine about Indigenous Peoples' rights. Two internationally renowned Indigenous activists [Steven Newcomb and Tony Castanha] who are in the forefront of the movement to influence the Pope to revoke the 15th century Papal bull [Inter Caetera], a bull that is the source of the past and present-day harmful racism against indigenous people in the Western Hemisphere, correspond with me and have mentioned that I have written "good articles" on this topic. (ref.) Tony Castanha wrote: "Very good article" (ref.)

According to Steven Newcomb, the United Nations Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous People is a declaration that had to be written and passed because of a series of 15th century papal bulls that denied Indigenous Peoples their fundamental human rights. (ref.)

A United Nations World Conference Against Racism document identifies the Doctrine of Discovery, or a series of 15th century papal bulls, as being the source of past and present-day racism against Indigenous Peoples. (ref.)

During the 1993 UN Parliament of World Religions, 60 indigenous delegates wrote a Declaration of Vision asking the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church to revoke the 15th century papal bull [Inter Caetera], a bull that is at the heart of the Doctrine of Discovery, so that Indigenous People in the Western Hemisphere can regain their fundamental human rights.

"It reads, in part: 'We call upon the people of conscience in the Roman Catholic hierarchy to persuade Pope John II to formally revoke the Inter Caetera Bull of May 4, 1493, which will restore our fundamental human rights. That papal document called for our Nations and Peoples to be subjugated so the Christian Empire and its doctrines would be propagated. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling Johnson vs. McIntosh (in 1823) adopted the same principle of subjugation expressed in the Inter Caetera Bull. This papal bull has been, and continues to be, devastating to our religions, our cultures, and the survival of our populations.'" (ref.)

Johnson v. M'Intosh, held that because of the Doctrine of Discovery American Indians have a mere right of occupancy to their lands. The racist ruling is foundational to federal Indian law. (ref.)

Dieffenbacher- Krall, the executive director of the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission and originator of the national Episcopal Church's resolution movement, said the ultimate goal is to overturn Johnson v. M'Intosh, and dismantle Congress' claim to plenary power over Indian nations. (ref.)

In February 1999, the United Church of Christ, Hawai'i Conference, passed a resolution calling upon people of conscience in the Roman Catholic hierarchy and in other organized religions to persuade the Pope to revoke the 1493 papal bull Inter Caetera. (ref.)

On August 4, 2006, there was a gathering of Indian nations and people from North and South America at Mato Paha (Bear Butte). They issued a call to the Vatican and the Queen of England to rescind the Doctrine of Discovery inspired papal bulls of 1493 and the English royal charter of 1496 that alleged to create legal rights for Europeans over the lands and peoples of the Americas. (ref.)

On October 26, 2007, Maine Episcopalians passed a resolution at their annual convention calling for Queen Elizabeth and the Archbishop of Canterbury "to disavow and rescind the claimed validity of the doctrine of discovery against all peoples, specifically as it is set forth in the 1496 Royal Charter granted to John Cabot and his sons by King Henry VII, and all other doctrines that have been relied thereon for the dispossession of lands and the subjugation of non-Christian peoples from their initial use to the present." (ref.)

I have an online draft Minnesota Apology Resolution that apologizes for the mistreatment and exploitation of Minnesota's indigenous people. It includes information about the papal bull [Inter Caetera] and how it has caused a lot of grief for Minnesota's indigenous people, as well as for all indigenous people in the U.S.

My Minnesota Indian Affairs Council draft resolution, which the MIAC council asked me the write, asks the MN legislature to pass the bill to change MN's derogatory names, it identifies the source of the racism associated with why Minnesota has derogatory names that are offensive to Indians, the 15th century papal bull [Inter Caetera]. (ref.)

My draft Minnesota Apology Resolution that apologizes for the mistreatment and exploitation of Minnesota's indigenous people also identifies the source of the racism associated with why Minnesota has radically mistreated and exploited Native Americans, the 15th century papal bull [Inter Caetera]. (ref.)

On April 30, 2009, U.S. Senator Sam Brownback re-introduced the Native American Apology Resolution, which offers an apology from the United States government to American Indians. Brownback said: "While we cannot erase the past, it is time for us to heal past wounds. We should acknowledge previous failures, express sincere regrets, and work toward establishing a brighter future for all Americans."

Colorado is the first state to admit genocide against our nation's indigenous peoples. The Colorado Legislature passed a resolution April 30, 2008, comparing the deaths of millions of Native Americans to the Holocaust and other acts of genocide around the world. (ref.)

My Roman Catholic bishop, Bishop John Kinney, Archbishop John Nienstedt, Archbishop Harry Flynn and Chris Liefeld, the Executive Director for the Minnesota Catholic Conference correspond with me. They are fully aware of all of my indigenous peoples rights activist initiatives, including my draft Minnesota Apology Resolution, and we are on good terms. I believe that our state will be the first state to pass an apology resolution that identifies the Doctrine of Discovery or the Papal bull [Inter Caetera] as being the source of the harmful racism against U.S. indigenous peoples. (ref.) (ref.) (ref.)

When Mike Jaros was a MN representative, he expected to offer a Minnesota Apology Resolution for the mistreatment and exploitation of MN's Indians. At the time, I discovered that a big door of opportunity opened up. I began contacting the bishops of Minnesota Christian Churches and also leaders of Christian organizations - such as the director of the Minnesota Council of Churches and the director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, etc. - in order to ask them if they would like to write apology letters to apologize for their church's or their Christian organization's (or for the Christian religion's) ties to the mistreatment and exploitation of our state's and nation's Indigenous People. An apology letters that would be introduced with the Minnesota Apology Resolution or reconciliation resolution. After doing so, I received a lot of positive response e-mails and letters. I will contact these Christian leaders again and request that they write apology letters to go long with Rep. Urdahl's 2009 Minnesota Apology Resolution. (ref.)

Because of the Doctrine of Discovery and the 1823 U.S. Supreme court ruling [Johnson vs. McIntosh], a ruling based on the Doctrine of Discovery's principle that calls for the subjugation of Indigenous Peoples, Minnesota's Indigenous Peoples, as well as all of our nation's Indigenous Peoples our still living in a racist subjugated state of existence.

Because present-day Indigenous Peoples' ancestors were not Christians at the time of their [discovery] by white European Christians, they, according to U.S. federal Indian law, still can not be granted absolute ownership of their ancestral homelands, nor can they be granted full independent sovereign nations status and rights.

These fundamental human rights of theirs are still being denied them, and this causes many Indigenous People to experience low self esteem, which subsequently causes depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse problems, lack of incentive to work and provide for themselves, their families and tribes. Hence many experience poverty and serious health problems that end with death. And this amounts to a slow genocidal process that continues to plaque Indigenous peoples to this present day.

I hope that the readers of this article will become aware that here in America a great awakening is occurring that is similar to the awakening that the Germans experienced after World War II: an awakening to their criminal nature and behavior. America is awakening to its terrible crimes against humanity, to its need for radical repentance and to its need to offer restitution justice to the Indigenous People it has so radically abused.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Changing Offensive Names And Associated Mission

This article was written in 2005. Some updated information has been added.

By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer

My international movement to rename Minnesota's Rum River is steadily gaining more and more support. Recently, several Minnesota legislators sent me letters wherein they thanked me for the work that I am doing to change this river's derogatory name. I have also received letters from both U.S. Senator Mark Dayton as well as from U.S. Congressman James Oberstar. They have been giving and offering me assistance.

One of Minnesota's state legislators has given his support and some of the other Minnesota legislators who I have received letters from are interested in possibly sponsoring a purposed state bill that I wrote and have displayed on my website. If a legislator or legislators would decide to sponsor this purposed bill and the legislators passed it 13 of Minnesota's geographic place names that are derogatory and offensive to Native Americans would be replaced. Including, the Rum River, West Branch Rum River, Redskin Lake, Cut foot Sioux Lake, Sioux River, Sioux Lake, Little Sioux Lake, Indian Sioux River, East Savage Lake, Savage Lake, Snake River, Devil Track Lake and Devil Track River.

UPDATE: With the approval of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC) Rep. Mike Jaros introduced the bill to the Minnesota legislature. Also, the MIAC asked me to write and send it a MIAC draft resolution asking the Minnesota Legislature to past the bill, which I did. And after sending it to the contact person for the Dakota-Lakota-Nakota Human Rights Advocacy Coalition [Alfred Bone Shirt] he posted it on his organization's Yahoo group site. ref. .

According to the Minnesota Historical Society's website: "The name of Rum River, which Carver in 1766 and Pike in 1805 found in use by English-speaking fur traders, was indirectly derived from the Dakota. Their name of Mille Lacs, Mde Wakan, translated Spirit Lake, was given to its river but was changed by the white men to the most common spirituous liquor brought into the Northwest, rum, which brought misery and ruin, as Du Luth observed of brandy, to many of the Indians. The map of Maj. Stephen H. Long's expedition in 1823 has these names, Spirit Lake and Rum River. Nicollet's map, published in 1843, has "Iskode Wabo or Rum R.," this name given by the Ojibwe but derived by them from the white men's perversion of the ancient Dakota name Wakan, being in more exact translation "Spirit Water."

Because rum "brought misery and ruin to many of the Indians" and also because it is the common belief that the name (Rum) is a faulty-translation of the sacred Dakota name for the river (Wakan), translated as (Great) Spirit, I therefore believe that this river's white man name (Rum) is profane, derogatory and offensive to Native Americans and should therefore be changed back to its sacred Dakota name, as do also a growing number of Dakota Indians as well as Indians of many other tribes.

Now-a-days, all across our county, "Redskin", and "Savage" are considered derogatory names for Native Americans. And the name Sioux for the Dakota people is an derogatory and offensive name. According to the Minnesota Historical Society's website: "The Little and Big Sioux Rivers, the latter forming the northwest boundary of Iowa, were named for the Dakota or Sioux, who inhabited this region. The name Sioux is the terminal part of Nadouesioux, a term of hatred, meaning snakes or enemies, which was applied by the Ojibwe and other Algonquians to this people."

And according to the Minnesota Historical Society's website: "Devil Track River, wrote Gilfillan, "...is Manido bimadagakowini zibi, meaning the spirits (or God) walking-place-on-the-ice river." The Ojibwe applied this name primarily to Devil Track Lake, and thence, according to their custom, to the out-flowing river. The name implies mystery or something supernatural about the lake and its winter covering of ice, but without the supremely evil idea that is given in the white men's translation."

Therefore, I believe that our state's names for Devil Track Lake and Devil Track River are names that are derogatory and offensive to the Ojibwe. I would like these names changed to Manido Track Lake and Manido Track River. Manido translates as Great Spirit or God.

On September 27, I met with Christopher Leifeld, the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference. The MCC is the public policy voice of Minnesota's Catholic bishops. The MCC sometimes helps legislators author bills, plus it also gives its support for some bills. I recently had received a letter from Archbishop Harry Flynn wherein he thanked me for my update letter on my "Catholic social activist ministry to rename the Rum River and ossociated visionary ministry". Therefore, during our meeting, we talked about my "associated visionary ministry" for about a half hour. At the time, I mentioned that a secretary Bishop of the Vatican's Pontifical Council on Peace and Justice had sent me a letter wherein he let me know that the council had "taken note" of my letter about my "campaign" to rename the Rum River and "associated material". The "associated material" was about my "associated visionary ministry".

And after South Dakota's 2003 Hall of Fame winner (Rev. Stanislaus Maudlin) read my Mille Lacs Messenger letter concerning my Catholic social activist ministry to rename the Rum River and associated visionary ministry, he sent me an e-mail asking that I add his name to my list of people who support the effort to change the Rum River's name. Rev. Maudlin is the abbot of Blue Cloud Abbet (BCA) and founder and executive director of BCA's American Indian Research Center. And Rev. Maudlin is also a prominent leader of the Tekakwitha Conference, a Catholic American Indian organization representing hundreds of tribes. And he is in constant correspondence with the Vatican Commission on Traditional Religions. During the 1983 Tekakwitha Conference, Rev. Maudlin addressed a large group of conference participants and said "there is a whole world view behind the word wakan".

And after two nationally renowned American Indian activists, Christine Rose and Mike Graham, read my Mille Lacs Messenger letter concerning my Catholic social activist ministry to rename the Rum River and associated visionary ministry, they sent me e-mails wherein they both thanked me for sending them the "press release" " as well as asked me to "keep up the good work".

As previously mentioned, the sacred Dakota name for the currently name Rum River (Wakan) was desecrated by a faulty translation name (Rum) by white men in the late 1800's. They translated Wakan, correctly translated as (Great) Spirit, to mean a spirituous liquor (rum).

The Dakota people are used to portray all Indians in Hollywood, anyone wanting to see a "real Indian" wants to see a war bonnet and a tipi. Therefore, I believe that the world psychic views all Indians as Dakota (or Dakota/Lakota/Nakota) people; and that when people watch the traditional Hollywood movies about Indians they often hear the Dakota using the word wakan (sacred), or the combined words Wakan-Tonka (Spirit-Great). Hence, a lot of people around the world believe that the word wakan and the name Wakan-Tonka are used by all Indians. Stephen Gaskin, an internationally renowned youth of the 1960s hippie countercultural leader, a leader of a 250 member countercultural community, and Green Party candidate for President in the year 2000 once wrote: "The word wakan has a strong and universal concept and people all around the world know something about it."

Note: Wakan, sometimes spelled Wahkon, is the traditional Dakota name for the Great Spirit.Wakantonka, sometimes spelled Wahkontonka, is the Dakota's new name for the Great Spirit. The word wakan means holy or sacred, it is also sometimes spelled wahkon.

The traditional Dakota name for the Great Spirit (Wakan) is sometimes spelled Wahkon, as is the city of Wahkon, Minnesota, a city located on the south end of Mille Lacs Lake. Wahkon is where both the Rum River Name Change Organization's headquarters are located and where my--world view around the word wahkon--globalization visionary mission's headquarters are located.

I went to the 1983 Tekakwitha Conference with a combined youth of the 1960s counter-cultural and Catholic--world view around the word wahkon--globalization visionary mission. And a short while after Rev. Maudlin addressed this conference and said "there is a whole word view around the word wahkon", I was interviewed by Matthew Fox, the conference's keynote speaker and international leader of the Catholic Church's globalization movement to unite humanity within a single united global culture, a culture made up of the best of the past of all the world's different cultures and traditions.

During the interview, Fox told me that Thomas Merton, an internationally renowned Catholic monk and author who's books were popular amongst the 1960s youth counter-cultural revolutionaries, had asked him to reach out to the youth of the 1960s counter-cultural revolution with the intent to help them find the truth and live holy lives. And then Fox asked me, a youth of the 1960s counter-cultural revolutionary, what I thought about this connection with Thomas Merton, I responded by telling him about my strongly influenced by Merton--world view around the word wahkon--Catholic and counter-cultural globalization movement to unite humanity within a single united global culture, a culture made up of the past of the past of all the world's different cultures and traditions, a culture that would be wahkon (sacred), or predominately permeated with the culture(s) of the aboriginal people of the Americas. And near the end of the interview, Fox asked me to keep in touch with him, so as to keep him informed about the progress of my Catholic and counter-cultural globalization mission. And a couple of years ago, Fox sent me a letter wherein he expressed his support for the effort to change the Rum River name.

And during the 1984 Mr. & Mrs. I. C. Rainbow family reunion, my uncle Don Rainbow, a vice president of a Christian college, addressed the seventeen families gathered at that Rainbow family reunion and said: " A Rainbow is a sign of God's salvation plan and I believe that we may be used to glorify God more than any other family in the world." He made this very grandiose statement after I spoke to him about my vision of our family coming together in kinship tribalism in order to promote the tribal way and to also promote my Catholic expression of the counterculture's--world view around the word wahkon --globalization mission.

Years later, I met and became friends with Chris McCloud, an internationally renowned song writer who in the 1960s socialized with Paul McCarthy and other internationally renowned countercultural leaders. When McCloud was socializing with McCarthy he was of the--strongly influenced by Thomas Merton--Catholic expression of the counterculture's world unifying globalization movement.

In the 1960s, I met and became friends with Richard Carter. Carter was a San Francisco Bay area leader of the countercultural revolution and he occasionally met with Stephen Gaskin. When Gaskin and his commune moved to Summertown Tennessee, Richard Carter, his wife (Louis) and I moved to Wahkon, Minnesota. Currently, Richard Carter is a binationally renowned environmentalist. And the headquarters of my--world view around the word wahkon--visionary mission are located in Wahkon, Minnesota U.S.A..

On December 19, 2008 - the following letter to the editor of mine was published in the Anoka County Union, a Minnesota county newspaper. The population of Anoka County is 320,803 and its county seat is located in Anoka, Minnesota, a city located at the confluence of the 'Rum' and Mississippi rivers.

Indigenous Peoples Rights

In an article published in Indian Country Today, the world's leading American Indian news source, titled - Newcomb: World Conservation Congress endorses Declaration there are two statements that I would like to share with Anoka County Union readers.

With the passage of the document, "Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples," the WCC also acknowledges a connection between the colonization of Indigenous Peoples' lands and territories and several Vatican papal decrees and other similar documents from the fifteenth and later centuries. The motion explains that these were official authorizations to "invade, capture, vanquish" and "subdue" Indigenous Peoples, "subjugate" them and "reduce their persons to perpetual slavery" and "to take away all their possessions and property."

The motion acknowledges that the effect of these authorizations, and the doctrines that followed from them, such as the "doctrine of discovery," "terra nullius" and "terra nullus," not only have been ecologically and culturally destructive for Indigenous Peoples, their lands, territories and resources, but also made passage of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples necessary. source

A statement from my new article, 'A Tribal Cultures Influenced Catholic Globalization Mission' reads:

Indigenous Peoples Literature is an award winning site about indigenous peoples issues. This site has been accessed over 10,000,000 times. IPL posted my article, "Restoring The Fundamental Human Rights Of Indigenous Peoples". In response to this posting, both Steven Newcomb and Tony Castanha - the two internationally renowned leaders of the movement to restore the fundamental human rights of indigenous peoples by trying to influence the Vatican (Pope) to publicly revoke two 15th century Papal Bulls - contacted me. Newcomb wrote: 'Thomas, good article'. And Rob Capriccioso, an author for Indian Country Today, the world's leading American Indian news source, also contacted me and presented his ICT article about this topic. Tony Castanha has also contacted me to thank me for my youtube video wherein I protest against the Papal Bull Inter Caetera. source, with reference links:

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Also, Tony Castanha contacted me and said, in responce to an article of mine titled Independent Indigenous Sovereign Nations, "this is a very good article".

And after sending Paul Gorski, a nationally and internationally renowned multicultural educator and social activist, my article Independent Indigenous Sovereign Nations for publication on his MultiCultural Pavilion website's MCP digest e-mail forum, he posted my article. And then, after the Program Manager for the National MultiCultural Institute [Amy Kasi] read my article on the MCP digest she contacted me and asked if I would allow the National Multicultural Institute (NMCI) to post a quoted tidbit of mine and link to my Indigenous Peoples Literature article Independent Indigenous Sovereign Nations in the National MultiCultural Institute's upcoming 2008 October newsletter. I said YES, and it was recently post on the NMCI's October newsletter. It was THE article posted on the newsletter's October SPOTLIGHT display.

When requesting permission to display my article in the NMCI newsletter, Amy Kasi wrote: "I think it would be a valuable resource for anyone interested in not only indigenous peoples but also the history of the US and human rights violations in the US." NMCI sends out monthly newsletters to a network of almost 3500 members.

The effort to change the faulty-translation and profane name of the Rum River has received support from organizations and individuals. Some of them include: two Mdewakanton Dakota Communities, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, the Tekakwitha Conference - a Catholic Native American organization representing hundreds of tribes -, the UN Secretariat of the Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues, the National Environmental Coalition of Native Americans, Joe Day - both the Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council as well as President of the Governor's Interstate Indian Council - , Russell Means - an internationally renowned American Indian activist -, Charles E. Trimble - an international renowned Native American activist. Mike Graham - a nationally renowned Native American activist -, Christine Rose - a nationally renowned Native American activist -, Archbishop Harry Flynn of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Bishop John Kinney of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, Rev. Stan Maudlin - a prominent leader of the international Tekakwitha Conference, abbot of Blue Cloud Abbey and founder and Executive Director of American Indian Research Center. American Indian Cultural Research Center at South Dakota's Blue Cloud Abbey, Matthew Fox - an internationally renowned Christian theologian, environmentalist, indigenous rights activist and founder of Wisdom University. Wisdom University, Pax Christi USA, and many other organizations and prominent people. And thirty pastors of Christian churches located along the "Rum" River corridor. In the process soliciting support for the effort to change the Rum River name, I have found that there is almost unanimous support for the effort to change the name by Christian ministers.

The National Catholic Reporter (NCR) published a letter of mine about my effort to change the faulty-translation and profane name of Minnesota's Rum River back to its sacred Dakota (Sioux) name Wakan, which is sometimes spelled Wahkon. NCR is a news weekly that reports news about global peace and justice issues. It has over 120,000 loyal readers in 96 countries. The NCR describes me as a "Catholic social activist". And I am also being described as a Catholic visionary prophet with a world view around the word wahkon. I sent a letter about these two associated missions of mine to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and I recieved a responce letter from the council's secretary [Bishop Giampaola Crepaldi], wherein he wrote: "The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace" has taken note of your campaign (Rum River name-change campaign) and the associated material you sent with your letter." The associated material was about my prophetic visionary mission with a world view around the word wahkon, including a list of my prophetic credentials.

In some circles that promote a single global culture, a culture made up of the best of the past of all the world's different peoples' cultures and traditions, a culture wherein humanity will hopefully be united, the culture of the indigenous people of the Americas is believed to be the most valuable culture. And I also believe that the culture of the indigenous people of the Americans is the most valuable culture. Therefore, I am in the process of getting a group of people together who believe in my visionary mission, and then we will incorporate many aspect of the indigenous people of the Americans culture into our expression of a single united global culture, making our culture a culture that is predominantly permeated permeated with the culture(s) of the indigenous people of the Americas. And I believe our future (Wahkon) single united global culture will be the culture wherein all of humanity will be united. I believe that this culture will (first) become the culture of America and that it will then spread throughout the whole world. Ref. (1.) (2.)

My mission to unit humanity within a single united global culture is an end-time mission. Therefore, my mission will not be accomplished until it ushers in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. And because Jesus Christ's second coming will not occur until all nations have been evangelized to both the Catholic Church as well as to a one-world Catholic monarchial system of government, my mission will not be accomplished until members of my maternal kinship family (the Mr. and Mrs. I.C. Rainbow family) as well as other people who will join this family are ruling and reigning over the entire world and have everything ready for Jesus to come and sit down on the throne of His Kingdom, a Kingdom that will have been made completely ready for Him.

In the book of Revelation chapter 4, verse 3, a rainbow is pictured around about the throne. Could this mean that some members of the I.C. Rainbow family will take dominion back from Satan and then begin ruling and reigning (with Christ spiritually present on the throne) over the entire world prior to Jesus' Second Coming? I believe that it does mean this. Plus, in the book of Revelation Chapter10, Verse 1-5, a messenger appears and he is pictured with a rainbow over his head and he is proclaiming that "there shall be delay no longer". These are the words that I am proclaiming. And in this same scripture, an angle says that when this messenger sounds the trumpet, "the mystery of God will be accomplished". I am "sounding a trumpet", or announcing that "the mystery of God will be accomplished".

When Jesus was telling his disciples about the future, and how things would evolve toward accomplishing God's plan, and that this would lead up to the manifestation of evidence (signs) that would indicated that His second coming was a hand, He said: "And they (the Jews in Israel)...shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled." - Luke 21:24. In this verse, Jesus is described as a teacher informing His disciples that when the end of the age was near the Jews would be seen returning to their homeland after a time of being expelled from it, and that even further evidence indicating that His second coming was at hand would become manifest when the Jews would be seen taking possession of Jerusalem from the Gentiles.

This prophecy of Jesus' has been fulfilled. In 1948 the Jewish people were given a homeland and began returning to it, and this exodus continues onto this day. And since the rebirth of Israel as a nation there have been two major wars; both began by surrounding countries. When Israel was reborn as a nation, Jerusalem was still divided and partially under Syria, but then in 1967, it was recaptured in a 6 day war. In other words, in 1967 the Jews took possession of Jerusalem from the Gentiles, just as Jesus predicted. And this fulfilled prophecy of Jesus' (or end-time sign) indicates that His second coming is at hand.

In Ezekiel 38:8, a related to the mentioned above prophecy is presented. It reads: "After many days thou shall be visited: in the latter years thou shall come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them."

Were not the present-day inhabitants of Israel brought back from the sword, and are not the Jews who now inhabit Israel gathered out of many people and nations? And was not the land of waste while trodden down by the Gentiles been restored to a land of plenty and harvest after the Jews return to the land and cultivated it? And are not the inhabitance of Israel dwelling in safety? Israel has a lot of military might, and it also has very powerful allies, which keeps it safe from a major war that could destroy it.

The following excerpt about Jerusalem's history is from David Hunt's article, O Jerusalem, Jerusalem. "That Jerusalem would be 'trodden down of the Gentiles' has been a fact of history, exactly as Christ foretold. The Babylonians held Jerusalem, then the Medes and Persians. Alexander the Great took it for the Greeks in 333 B.C.. Later the Egyptians and Syrians alternately had it until the Romans under Pompey captured Israel in 64 B.C, and held it into the fourth century AD. In the seventh century Islamic invaders took control, to be replaced near the end of the eleventh century by the Crusaders. They held Jerusalem until Saladin (Sultan of Egypt and great Muslim warrior) retook the city in 1187. Later the Islamic Mamelukes of Egypt possessed Jerusalem. Then the Ottoman-Turkish Empire ruled for about 400 years. The Turks sided with Germany in World War I, so the Allied victors gave Britain a mandate in 1917 to administer the region. In 1948 the Jewish people were given a homeland and began returning to the land, an exodus from other lands that continues unto this day. There have been two major wars for Israel since their rebirth as a nation, both began by the countries around them. Until 1967 Jerusalem was divided and partially under Syria, but was recaptured in the 6 day war of 1967."

Therefore, when the "6 day war" came to an end, the times of the Gentles were fulfilled. Therefore, all Christians should know that we are in the end-times and that the Second Coming of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ is at hand."

This generation will not pass away"

In Matthew 24:34, Jesus Christ is quoted as saying: "Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place".

What did Christ mean when He said "this generation will not pass away"? He meant that, once all the world conditions (or end-time signs) that He and other prophets predicted would occur at the end of the age had become manifest, they would not continue indefinitely. And that once the prophesied conditions became manifest, all would be fulfilled, including His Second Coming, within the lifetime of one generation."

Jesus prophesied that only one generation would be given the end-time signs described in God's Word. And that that generation's most high Christian prophets would usher out the present evil age and usher in the Kingdom of God.

And because these end-time signs have become manifest in our day and age, it has therefore been revealed that the most high Christian prophets of this present generation, the youth of the 1960's counterculture generation, will usher out the present evil age and usher in the Kingdom of God.

The first condition: Man's ability to annihilate human life:

In respect to the first of these end-time signs, or end-time world conditions, Jesus told his disciples in Matthew 24:21-22: "It will be a time of great distress; there has never been such a time from the beginning of the world until now, and will never be again. If that time of trouble were not cut short, no living thing could survive; but for the sake of God's chosen it will be cut short.

Jesus warned that a time would come when mankind would see its weapons of warfare capacity grow so immense and threatening that all human life would be destroyed if a full born world war were to occur. This is what makes the time of "great distress" so terrifying, and unequaled in human history. And this end-times world condition is occurring at this present time. And considering the uncontrollable war waging history of human beings, this present-day world condition is so bad that if it were to continue for much longer "no living thing could survive".

For a very long time, man was safe from the threat of self animation. But then the situation changed. In the 1940's a number of atomic bombs were created by mankind, and the first atomic bomb was detonated in 1945. And then came the development and stockpiling of far more destructive bombs, hydrogen bombs. With thousands of nuclear weapons at his disposal, man has the ability to destroy all human life from the planet many times over. This situation never existed in history until the latter half of the 20th century. Never before did mankind have the capacity to destroy all human life. But Jesus predicted that this terrifying world condition would become manifest in the end-times, and that it would be a sign that His second coming was at hand, and that the youngest generation witnessing the birth of this terrifying world condition would live to see the fullness of the Kingdom of God established on earth.

The second condition: Israel would take possession of Jerusalem

As previously mentioned, in Luke 21:24, Jesus is quoted as saying: "And they (the Jews in Israel)...shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.". In these Bible verses, we are informed that Jesus taught His disciples that when the end of the age was near, the Jews would be seen returning to their ancient homeland after a time of being expelled from it, and that even future evidence indicating that His second coming was at hand would become manifest when Israel could be seen taking possession of Jerusalem from the Gentiles.

Once the nation of modern Israel began in 1948, it appeared its inhabitants would never control Jerusalem, and the Arab nations that surrounded her said they would never allow it. Yet in 1967, in the so-called Six-Day War, the state of Israel took possession of Jerusalem.This world condition is a sign that we are in the end-times. Christ's prophecy has been fulfilled, with Israel in possession of Jerusalem.

The times of the Gentiles' possession of Jerusalem has come to an end, as Jesus predicted. The fulfillment of this prophecy in our lifetime is like the blowing of a trumpet, warning God's people that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is at hand and that it is time for us to prepare for His glorious second coming.

The third condition: The Revival of the Roman Empire

The third prophecy deals with the end-time revival of the Roman Empire. Daniel chapter 2 records that the ancient Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream concerning the Last Days. Daniel recounted the dream to Nebuchadnezzar, and interpreted the king's dream of a large statue by explaining the four major parts of the statue. A head of Gold, breast and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze and feet of iron and clay.

Many Bible scholars interpret these four parts of the statue as representing the four European continent based empires that have existed in the world's history. Daniel confirms that the first of these empires is Babylon, ruled by Nebuchadnezzar. The empires that followed Babylon were Medo-Persia and Greece. Greece was a great empire at the time of Alexander the great. And many Bible scholars believe that Daniel prophesied that the fourth empire would be a revived model of this Roman Empire.

And it is commonly believed, amongst Bible scholars, that the beginning of the fulfillment of this prophesy of Daniel's began in 1950 when the Roman Empire began to show signs of being revived. In 1950 the European Coal and Steel Community was proposed as a means of achieving economic unification in Europe following the war. The hope was that this would strengthen economic trade in Europe. This unified effort led to the signing of the treaties of Rome in 1957, which established the European Economic Community (EEC), and the European Atomic Energy Council. That treaty was taken a step further with the signing of the Brussels Treaty in 1965. The Brussels Treaty began the process of rebuilding the old Roman Empire through reunification of European states under one political system, one economic system, and eventually under the protection of one military force. The treaty established a commission, council, parliament, and court for the union. The revived Roman Empire prophesied in the Bible was well on its way to becoming a reality. More states were added to this growing union in 1973, 1981, and 1986, making up the 10 permanent member states of today's European Union. The EU today is made up of over 25 countries, however the ten nations of the Western European Alliance have a separate status as full members, while those nations who joined subsequent to the original 10 have only associate membership, or observer status. (Ref.)

Daniel revealed details of this end-times world power. He said the legs and feet of the image represented a kingdom. The image had feet and toes composed "partly of potter's clay and partly of iron." This indicated that "the kingdom shall be divided" and "partly strong and partly fragile". Also, just as iron does not mix with clay the components of this kingdom would not adhere firmly together for long (verses 41-43)." "Then, says Daniel, "...in the days of these kings (or rulers of the 10 permanent member nations of the EU) the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed . . .; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever." (verse 44).

Prophecies elsewhere in the Bible describe this fourth empire of the final days, and by studying these we can discover evidence that points to the European Union as a new world power that was prophesied to appear on the world seen just prior to the appearance of the end-time prophets who will usher in the fullness of the Kingdom of God, and in doing so, prepare the way for Jesus Christ to come and take possession of His Kingdom, a Kingdom that will have been made completely ready for Him.

The fourth condition: An evil one-world empire-building superpower-nation would appear on the world stage.

There is only one powerful nation that fits this (mention above) description, it's a nation with a sense of "God-given Christian" destiny. And it has the zeal to bring "freedom", "democracy" and "unrestricted capitalism" to the world and stand for "truth", "justice" etc.. It's a nation that promotes itself as Christian and righteous but is evil and moving toward becoming, essentially, a New Age occult nation, and it's also greatly corrupted with greedy money-loving materialistic values. It's the United States Of America. The depth of the deception in our nation has essentially blinded our nation's cultural-mainstream "Christians" to the truth about our nation being the prophetic Babylon (the end-time superpower nation) mentioned in the 18th chapter of the book of Revelation.

In Daniel 7:8, 19-21 we see the "little horn" that came out of the ten European nations that colonized the world and grew to become the dominant nation and "that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them." Or, in other words, "that horn" was waging a brainwashing war against Christians, leading them into moral apostasy and the Occult. Fifteen years ago a poll revealed that 23% of Americans believed in reincarnation, and now-a-days there are a lot more Americans who believe in reincarnation. Some evil aspects of the New Age occult religion have already infiltrated into the lives of many of our nation's mainline denominational "Christians". And the situation is getting worse. Note: The New Age is not all bad. There is a lot of good in it, and the good aspects of it should be incorporated into Christianity. Ref: (1.) and (2.).

Prophecies elsewhere in the Bible describe this end-time world power, and by studying these we can discover evidence that points to the United States as the new world power that was prophesied to appear on the world seen just prior to the appearance of the end-time prophets who will usher in the fullness of the Kingdom of God; and in doing so, prepare the way for Jesus Christ to come and take possession of His Kingdom, a Kingdom that will have been made completely ready for Him.

The fifth condition: A movement proclaiming that the end-times have arrived and that an elite group of Christians would conquer the world and establish the kingdom of God would become manifest in the world.

Cardinal Jean Danilou wrote a book titled: The Salvation of the Nations. And in this book of his, he stated that Jesus Christ's Second Coming would not occur until His kingdom had been made completely ready for Him, and that therefore all nations would be evangelized to the Church in the end-times. And in a best-selling book by David Hunt, Hunt wrote: "There is a growing movement within the church that is usually associated with the words kingdom, dominion, restoration, and/or reconstruction. Although similar ideas can be traced back at least to the eighteenth century, the current explosion of the kingdom/dominion emphasis began with the "Later Rain" movement, which came out of an apparent revival in Canada in 1948. It became known as The Manifest Sons of God Movement because of a teaching that an elite group of 'over-comers' manifesting immortality would conquer the world and establish the kingdom of God."

In the Spring of 1948, on the Easter weekend, special services were held at the Sharon Bible College, located in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, called the "Feast of Pentecost". Many people who had heard of the revivals in North Battleford attended these services. This led to what is considered the first "Camp Meeting" in July of 1948 which began drawing large crowds. The teachings from this revival came to be known as "Latter Rain" and quickly spread throughout Canada, United States and around the world.

The Latter Rain Movement or Manifest Sons of God Movement emphasizes a victorious eschatological outlook. This movement emphasizes the Church as overcoming and victorious in the fact that the church would come into "full stature" as taught by Apostle Paul. [Ephesians 5: 25-27] "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the bath of water with the word, that he might present to himself the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish."

James 5:7, "Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains."

The term "Latter Rain" stems from Bible passages as Jeremiah 3:3, 5:23-25, Joel 2:23, Hosea 6:3, Zechariah 10:1, and James 5:7. In the Latter Rain Movement there is the belief that the return of speaking in tongues and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit marked the "Latter Rain" of God's Spirit, and that these were signs of the coming end of history. The outpouring of the Hole Spirit on Pentecost had been the "former rain" that established the Church, but the current "move" of the Spirit was the "latter rain" that would bring the Church's work to completion, and culminate in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, which was and is imminent.

The sixth condition: The rebirth of the first century phenomena of the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

The baptism with the Holy Spirit is a special infilling of the Holy Spirit that in our day and age has influenced the creation and promotion of the world-wide charismatic movement, a movement wherein its members receive both the baptism with the Holy Spirit as well as the related supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit.

In Ephesians 1: 14 the word of God says that the experience of the baptism with the Holy Spirit and the related manifestation of the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit is "the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession". In other words, when we receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit along with the manifestation of a supernatural gift or gifts of the Holy Spirit we experience a little heaven on earth, or the "earnest" (or foretaste) of what it is going to be like when the fullness of the Kingdom of God is established on earth. Therefore, it seems to me that it would be a very important part of God's plan to bring about the rebirth of the baptism with the Holy Spirit along with the related manifestation of the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit just prior to the Second Coming, and the reason why, is because there would then be the experience of the progression from experiencing a foretaste of Heaven on earth to the full experience of Heaven on earth.

The end-times people of God are called to put on the "full armor of God" [Ephesians 6:11]. When we are finished putting on the "full armor of God" we will have entered into the fullness of "our inheritance" [Ephesians 1:14]. We will have been allowed to sit down with Christ on His throne [Rev. 3:21], and we will have received the divine right to rule and reign over all nations and tribes. We will also have entered back into the "Garden of Eden", and we will be eating from the "Tree of Life". Our bodies will then be restored to a healthy youth like condition and shall remain in that condition until we are clothed with our bodies from Heaven.

And at the turn of the 20th century this supernatural phenomena began to occur once again. But it was not until the latter half of the 20th century that this phenomena began to occur in most of the mainline denominational Christian Churches. Therefore, I believe that this is another sign that the Second Coming is a hand.

The seventh condition: a great apostasy will be occurring

In Matthew 24: 3-5 it is recorded that Jesus' disciples asked Him: "What sign will there be of your coming, and the end of the age? And Jesus replied by saying: "See that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Messiah' and they will deceive many." And in Matthew 24:11, Jesus is also quoted as saying: "Many false prophets will arise and deceive many". And in Matthew 24:24, Jesus is further quoted as saying: "False messiahs and false prophets will arise, and they will perform signs and wonders so great as to deceive, if that were possible, even the elect." And in 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-3, Paul warns us: "For unless the apostasy comes first, be not alarmed to the effect that the day of the Lord is at hand".

For the last 40 years we have been experiencing a large and growing worldwide movement to evangelization all of humanity into a New Age occult religion. And this movement's participants believe that this New Age occult religion will serve as the bases and principle of unity for a single united global culture wherein all of humanity will be united. This New Age occult evangelization mission began with the drug inducted 1960s' rock-and roll music ministry focused on evangelizing the world to a universal religion that would be made up of all the world's religions, a religion that would be primarily a mixture of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufi Islam and an apostate expression of Christianity.

The term 'New Age' refers to the 'great delusion' that the Bible warned would sweep the world in the "last days".

When Pope John II was a Cardinal he wrote: "We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel."

The eighth condition: two one thousand year "days" will have passed and the "third day" will have therefore arrived.

The church just recently became 2,000 years old. And because "a thousand years is as one day to the Lord" (2 Peter 3:8), the church is therefore just a little more than 2 "days" old. And it has therefore entered into its 3rd millennium, or 3rd "day".

When Jesus was living on this earth He was a living temple in which the new covenant operated perfectly. But they crucified Him, destroyed that temple from off the earth. When the Jews asked Jesus for a sign (John 2:18-21) Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up. Then saith the Jews, forty and six years was this temple in building, and will you rear it up in three days? But He spoke of the temple of His body."

In respect to this mentioned above scripture, Bill Britton wrote: "What Jesus is saying to them is: 'You go ahead and destroy this house that I have built for God to live in on this earth, you kill my physical body, but in three days I will raise it up.' Jesus was killed and his body was put in a tomb. And then after two days He arose from the tomb and appeared in His resurrected glorified body. But his resurrected glorified body was never established again as a temple on this earth for a habitation of God. He never went out in His resurrected body to preach the gospel or heal the sick and manifest the Father. After appearing a number of times to some 500 of His disciples over a period of 40 days, He ascended with that body into heaven."

So what temple (or body) was Jesus referring to when He said "in three days I will raise it up"? And what did He mean by the terminology "in three days"? Remember, "a thousand years is as one day to the Lord," so the "third day" is the third millennium of church history. And the temple (or body) that He is, at this time, raising up to be a habitation for God is His body on earth, the church.

The Bible says that the five fold ministry of the Church will last until the coming of the prefect man, or until every one in the Church has come to perfection. That will not occur until after the end-time "great tribulation". But for a short period of time before the coming of that many-member perfect man, there will be a first-fruits expression of that perfect man. This will occur when I, and some other members of my extended material kinship family (the Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Rainbow family) and family friends reach the realm of perfection just prior to the "great tribulation". At that time, we (or, if I do not make it to perfection, they) shall, with the blessing of the Pope, transcend and go beyond the five-fold ministry of the Catholic Church.

Years ago, there were at least two groups of Latter Rain or Manifest Sons of God churches in Anoka, Minnesota, where the badly named "Rum River" flows into the Mississippi River. And at least some of the members of one of those churches (the Shiloh House Ministries) still meet and fellowship together. I use to fellowship with all the members of the old Shiloh House Ministries, and I still occasionally fellowship with some of them during weekend serves. The Shiloh House Ministries still exist, but it is not what it use to be, however, some of its member are still of the Latter Rain Movement, including its leader. She taught, and probably still teaches, that at the putting down of alcohol "the Sons of God would appear".

I initiated and am spearheading the local (MN.), national and international movement to change the name of the Rum River. During prohibition there was a movement to change the name of the Rum River. At the time, a lot of people did not want rivers and other geographic places to have names that were advertisements for alcoholic beverages, or addictive products that are harmful to society. A very popular article of mine titled Solving the alcohol abuse epidemic indicates that I am in the prophetic forefront of the Latter Rain or Manifest Sons of God movement and that myself and members of my extended maternal family, the Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Rainbow Family, family members who I believe will soon be coming to take part in the prophetic leadership ministries of the Manifest Sons of God Movement. I am in the process of starting up a "latter Rain" or Manifests Sons of God group/church, a church that will be made up of my extended material kinship family, the I. C. Rainbow family, and family friends. I am the first full member of this beginning to form "latter Rain" church of Jesus' Rainbow Family. Therefore, I am (so far) the "I" that Jesus Christ our Lord was referring to when He said: "in the third day I (or my church) shall be perfected".

The turmoil, chaos, and pain in this present age is the result of the government of this world being in the hands of the 'prince of the power of the air', the 'ruler of darkness of this age'." But in the restoration that comes with a glorious out-pouring of the Lord's Spirit, an end-time out-pouring that brings about "the manifestation of the sons of God," the devil will be cast out of his place of authority, lose his dominion, and after a short while of rebellious behavior on earth, be bound and cast into Hell forever. This world will then see a true restoration of the earth as God intended for it to be.

At this present time Jesus is raising His church, or myself (and soon to come) also some of my I. C. Rainbow family relatives and friends) up into the realm of perfection. He is raising it up now so that God will have once again a perfect habitation to live in, as He did when Jesus lived on earth. And the church that is being called to a sinless realm of holiness, after reaching perfection, will complete its mission of ushering in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and in doing so, establish the fullness of the Kingdom of God on earth.

Jesus said: "Go you, and tell that fox (Herod), behold, I cast out devils, and I do curse today (from the beginning of the first year of church history to the year 1,000...or, the first "day") and tomorrow (from the year 1,000 to the year 2,000...or, the second "day") and in the third day I (or my church on earth, the part of His church that is being called to usher in His Second Coming) shall be perfected." What Jesus was saying is that after the second millennium of church history a part of His church on earth would be perfected. So He is, at this time, in the third millennium of church history,...or, in the third "day", raising a part of His church up into the realm of perfection. And He is doing this in order to prepare the way for His second coming and the establishment of the fullness of His Kingdom on earth.

The ninth condition: the end of six one thousand year "days" will be drawing to an end...and, therefore, the seventh one thousand year "day", or the "seventh day" the day of the Lord will be at hand."

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all of His work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it because that in it He had rested from all His work which He created and made. (Genesis 2:1-3)"

By Bill Britton: "God worked for 6 days bringing His creation to perfection. He was not discouraged with the imperfect, incomplete creation after the 4th or 5th day. He just kept working until it was finished."

"All of God's work was finished after six days, when He had a man prepared to take over the government of creation (Genesis 1:26-28)."

"On the seventh day God rested, while man went to work taking care of His creation."

Biblical genealogical records inform us that Adam and Eve were created almost 6,000 years ago. Orthodox Jews as well as Christian Creationists, people who literally believe in the bible account of creation and who are opposed to the theory of evolution, are the foremost believers in a literal belief in this genealogical record indicating how old the human race is. I believe that there is a reason for this genealogical record being in the Bible, but I do not believe that it should be taken literally. It was written to let us know when the seventh one thousand year day (the seventh day), or the day of the Lord, would be at hand.

According to the Bible, we have now come to the end of six of God's 1,000 year days. He has been working on His plan, and is now putting the finishing touches on it. He is now preparing some of His prophets to usher in the next 1,000 year day, the seventh day, or the day of the Lord. When these prophets reach a sinless realm of holiness, the seventh 1000 year day will have arrived, and they will then begin to rule and reign over all the earth. They will have been prepared, as was Adam, to take over the government of creation.

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia this next 1,000 year day, or the seventh day, represents eternity. It says in the Catholic Encyclopedia that Saint Augustine taught that: "...the Sabbath of one thousand years after the six thousand years of history is the whole of eternal life". Or in other words, the number one thousand is intended to express perfection, and the last space of one thousand years must be understood as referring to the end of the world."

In Rev. 20: 7-9 the word of God tells us that in the end-times Satan will be released from an abyss and then all hell is going to break loose on earth. This end-time wrath of Satan is called the "evil day" in Ephesians 6:13. And this same scripture tells us that we should "put on the full armor of God"; that we "may be able to withstand in the evil-day".

And the "evil day" just recently became imminent because the coming of God's seventh 1,000 year day just recently became imminent. And those of us who will have "put on the full armor of God" by the end of these six 1000 year days of human history will have taken dominion back from Satan and begun ruling and reigning with Jesus Christ spiritually present in our mist. At the time, we will be "at rest" in the Sabbath day, or seventh day, because, having "put on the full armor of God" we will have completely laid down our own labors, and the strength of the natural man. And in doing so, we will have enabled God to be Lord of His creation.

In the Bible these "clothed with the full armor of God" faithful followers of Christ are collectively called the "overcomer", the "man child", the one who shall rule and reign on earth with Christ. With the rising of this company of saints to the realm of perfection a warfare begins such as the world has never seen. And then after a short period of great tribulation the Second Coming will occur and then Jesus Christ will return to a dominion that has been made completely ready for Him.

The tenth condition: "Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. ... And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. -- Daniel 12:4-9

Our modern-day transportation system enables us to "run to and fro" like never before. And with the recent introduction of the internet, knowledge has increased like never before.

The eleventh condition - The manifestation of a large and growing movement with a mission to create a world wherein there is a lot more kindness toward animals.

Jesus Christ shall establish an everlasting reign of peace on earth, even the animals that kill other animals for food shall cease to do so to obtain food for nourishment "for behold, the wolf and the lamb shall graze together (Isaiah 65:25)...and the animals that are at enmity with man shall cease to be so... for behold, the baby shall play by the cobra's den, and the child lay his hand on the adder's lair (Isaiah 11: 8)... and all God's creatures shall be at rest. ..." Now-a-days, more and more people are beginning to understand that killing animals for food is a violent act and unnecessary. And many are therefore becoming vegetarians. This growing movement is a sign that Christ's glorious everlasting reign of peace, wherein mankind and God's creatures shall be at rest, is near at hand.

John 3:1-18 - This passage includes Jesus' well-known saying, "For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him." I think this passage offers several insights relevant to those who (with strong Biblical support) believe that we as Christians are called to be responsible stewards of God's Creation.This verse points us away from the notion that God is focused on meting out harsh punishment for sin and points us toward a notion of a loving God loves who cares about creation. Significantly, the Son is sent to save "the world," not just humanity. The world includes God's creatures and God's good earth, and this verse argues strongly against the human-centered, self-serving worldview articulated by many Christian leaders.

The world has always needed salvation, because outside the Garden of Eden there is pain, suffering, and death. God's assistance will be necessary before there can be an age when "death shall be no more" (Revelation 21:4), but it seems that our help is needed for this to happen. The need for salvation of the earth has never been greater than now, because of the growing environmental crisis that threatens great harm to God's Creation.

The twelfth condition - an increase of Marian apparitions

Time Magazine reports there have been so many sightings of the "Virgin Mary" around the world that "the late 20th century has become the age of Marian pilgrimage" to many shrines established to commemorate these appearances.

The Blessed Virgin Mary was the vessel that brought Jesus into the world the first time. And she is now heralding His second coming.

With mankind possessing the capacity to destroy all human life in several ways, with Israel in control of Jerusalem, with a unified Europe (or revived Roman Empire), with a movement proclaiming that the end-times have arrived and that an elite group of Christians would conquer the world and establish the kingdom of God, with the rebirth of the baptism with the Holy Spirit and companied manifestation of the supernatural gifts of the Spirit, with a great apostasy occurring, with the "third day's" arrival, with the "seventh day" at hand, with people running to and foe and knowledge increasing, with a large and growing movement to create a world wherein there is a lot more kindness toward animals and with an increase of Marian apparitions we do well to heed the warnings of biblical prophecy and not ignore these end-time signs, or world conditions, that mark the end-time."

"The government shall be upon his shoulder"

According to Catholic doctrine, Jesus Christ's kingdom will have to be made completely ready for Him, before He will appear to rule and reign on earth. Therefore, a one world Catholic monarchial system will have to be established and perfected before Jesus Christ will come to take over His kingdom.

Cardinal Jean Danielou, wrote the following statement in his book, "The Salvation of the Nations". "Theology will be complete the day evangelization comes to an end, the day all nations know Christ, the day the entire world has heard the Gospel, the day Christ can come to take possession of a domain that will have been made completely ready for Him, and when all nations will each in turn have borne testimony to Him."

"Salvation is come to the Gentiles, that they may be emulous of them. Now, is the offence of them be the riches of the world, and the diminution of them, the riches of the Gentiles; how much more the fullness of them?" (Romans XI, 13-15)

"This extraordinary text suggests that the plenitude of the Jewish people's vocation will become manifest only at the end of time. "For I say to you, Gentiles: as long indeed as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I will honor my ministry. If, by any mans, I may provoke to emulation them who are my flesh and may save some of them. For if the loss of them be the reconciliation of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?" (Romans XI, 11-12) Thus, there is a relationship between the reintegration of the Jews and the resurrection of the dead, that is, the Second Coming, the end of the world. And Saint Paul continues: "...blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles should come in. And so all Israel should be saved, as it is written: There shall come out of Sion, he that shall deliver." (Romans XI, 25 - 26)"

Therefore Saint Paul knew that the salvation of Israel, of his brothers whom he loved passionately, was linked to the conversion of the Gentiles. Many consequences flowed from this. Here was a second reason why the conversion of the Gentiles appeared to be so urgent in his eyes: he knew that the Jews would be saved only after the mass of the Gentiles had been gathered in. This was one of the great mysteries of His Revelation that the Lord had made known to him."

We know that the Jews will not be converted as a people before the mass of the Gentiles have entered the fold. The obstacle to the conversion of the Jews is precisely the fact that the work of evangelizing is not yet completed. It is only when all the peoples of the world have been collectively evangelized, when India is Christian, when China is Christian, when the African Negro world is Christian, that the Jews can be converted; and once the Jews are reintegrated, as Saint Paul says, then and only then can the resurrection come to pass."

"The evangelization of the pagans, and therefore the mission, are necessary prerequisites of the Second Coming, and there is a direct relationship between the evangelization of the world and the coming of the Kingdom of God, for which humanity yearns. The Lord will come to us in His fullness only when the evangelization of the world as been complete."

Mal. 3 "For behold, the day comes, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings."

"The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. ... For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian. For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The might God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this." -- Isaiah 9:2-7

This is a prophecy that most theologians have regarded as referring to Christ, and most of it can be applied to Christ, but some of it does not apply to Christ, it applies to the prophet who shall usher in the Second Coming of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. And do so, by taking the "government upon his shoulders", the government of the entire world.

Christ has been a light-bringer and Savior, but for a little over two thousand years since His birth great multitudes of people have continued to walk in darkness, Israel and many other nations have continued to suffer under the yoke of oppression. But when Christ's end-time prophet's mission to usher in the Kingdom of God is recognized and acknowledged by the Holy See, the following prophecy will be fulfilled: "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined." The light of Christ shines from this end-time prophet.

By reading and studying my end-time writings about both my mission to evangelize all nations to the Catholic Church as well as about my campaign to establishment a one-world Catholic monarchial system of government, followers of Jesus Christ will be able to see that I am preparing the way for myself to take the "government upon my shoulders", or at least help someone else who believes in my mission to take the government upon his shoulders, in order to establish the fullness of the Kingdom of God on earth, so that Jesus Christ our Lord and savior can come to take possession of His Kingdom, a Kingdom that has been made completely made ready for Him. Praise God! The coming of His Kingdom is at hand! Go forth and proclaim the good news about the imminent coming of the Kingdom of God!

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Hippyland is the world's biggest hippie site on the internet. It's a site with 26,000 registered members. On the site's recommended "Philosophy & Religion" links to articles there is a link to this article of mine. The link is titled Hippie Visionary.

The Farm is the world's biggest and most well known hippie community in the world. It's a world renowned eco-village. There is a hippie museum link on The Farm's website homepage. On this hippie museum website there is a picture of me as well as an introduction to this article.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

We need a new culture

by Thomas Dahlheimer

Sojourners founder Rev. Jim Wallis, while addressing the economic downturn in his keynote address Feb. 28, at the annual Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, California said: "Our goal cannot be to get back to business as usual. We have to say, 'No, we want a new direction. We've tried the greed culture, and it hasn't worked.' We need to create something new, a common good culture, rooted in compassion." This statement by Wallis was published in a recent edition of The Catholic Spirit, an Archdiocesan newspaper.

The current economic crisis, a crisis associated with our failed economic system, a system that is based on greed, along with the current ecological crisis - as well as many other serious problems facing our nation, such as, the alcohol and drug abuse health epidemic and related severe social problems, an imperialistic warmongering mentality and mission, racism, the lack of good family values, the severe lack of respect for life (abortion, embryonic stem cell research, assisted suicide laws, etc.), sexual degeneracy, the obesity health epidemic, the addiction to gambling mental health problem associated with legalized gambling, etc. - indicates that we need a new culture based on TRADITIONAL TRIBAL VALUES. Especially, including the essential core value of traditional tribal culture that rejects our nation's, greedy money loving, materialistic ways - which are the root cause of many of the mentioned above problems. I am hoping that the Minnesota CatholicConference will come to understand this and then take the national prophetic leadership role in respect to helping to create this new culture that I am proposing.Recently, both, my bishop, Bishop John Kinney, the bishop of Saint Cloud Diocese and Archbishop John Nienstedt, the bishop of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, sent me letters thanking me for the Catholic activist initiatives of mine that support Minnesota's indigenous peoples. One of my indigenous peoples' rights activist initiatives has gained support from the two internationally renowned Indigenous activists who are on the forefront of the movement that is trying to influence Pope Benedict XVI to publicly revoke a fifteenth century papal bull [Inter Caetera], which is the source of the racism being committed against, both, Minnesota's and our nation's, as well as many other nations', indigenous peoples.

If Pope Benedict XVI would publicly revoke this papal bull and then write and publish a document that states that indigenous peoples have the same fundamental human rights as all other peoples, this would go a long ways toward helping to create a new U.S.A. culture based on traditional tribal valves.

In the summer of 2004, Pope John Paul II lectured American bishops about how their people were “hypnotized by materialism, teetering before a soulless vision of the world."

If the Minnesota Catholic Conference decides to take the national prophetic leadership role in respect to helping to create a new U.S.A. culture, it will require the conference to adopt a peaceful cultural revolutionary mission, which (in part) means radically repenting from being a part of the culture of greed. Hopefully, the conference will [now] admit how right some youth of the 1960s counter cultural revolution were and how righteous some remaining counter cultural revolutionaries still are. And do so, in respect to our protest against the dominant culture's, money loving, materialistic value system and our assimilation into many of the holy and wholesome aspects of traditional tribal cultures.

Albert Bates is an nationally renowned counter cultural revolutionary. In 1990, he published one of the first books on global warming, Climate in Crisis, prefaced by Al Gore. He recently sent me an e-mail wherein he expressed, in respect to our efforts to promote the counter-culture's promotion of traditional tribal values, the "brotherhood" feelings we have toward each other.

And Skip Stone, founder and Webmaster of Hippyland, the world's largest counter cultural site (an interactive site with over 23,000 registered members) recently contacted me to let me know that he posted this letter of mine on his site. Stone recently wrote: "So much of what happened in the 60s is repeating itself again. This is because the movement never finished what it set out to do. Well now we have one last chance to change the world. Are the activists from the 60s ready to finish the job with several new generations of activists alongside them?" Thomas DahlheimerWahkon, Minnesota

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Still rationalizing

On January 20, 2009 a Minnesota county newpaper, the Mille Lacs Messenger, published the following letter of mine.

Still rationalizing

In a best-selling book about the history of the American West, Theodore Roosevelt wrote: "Many of the best of the backwoodsmen were Bible-readers. They looked at their foes as the Hebrew prophets looked at the enemies of Israel. What were the abominations because of which the Canaanites were destroyed before Joshua, when compared with the abominations of the red savages whose lands they, another chosen people, should in their turn inherit?"

Americans found the idea that they were God's new Israel so attractive because it helped justify their partial destruction and total subjugation of the indigenous peoples of the New World.

In Deuteronomy 20: 16-17 the ancient Israelites were given the directive: "But as for the towns of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, you must not let anything that breathes remain alive. You shall annihilate them - the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites...; as the Lord your God has commanded thee."

President George W. Bush told an audience of his: "When William Bradford stepped off the Mayflower in 1620, he quoted the words of [the Hebrew prophet] Jeremiah 51:10: 'Come let us declare in Zion the word of God.'" Bush also said: "The founders of my country saw a new promised land and bestowed upon their towns names like Bethlehem and New Canaan."

In other words, the indigenous peoples of the New World were viewed by the founders of the United States as new Canaanites of the new Land of Canaan, a promised inheritance and everlasting possession, for some new "chosen people" - white Euro-American Christians, who were to treat (to some extent) the new Canaanites (this lands indigenous peoples) the way the Israelites treated the Canaanites when they invaded and took possession of their homelands.

The mental model of a chosen people and a promised land provides a convenient rationalization whereby one people feels entitled and justified, by divine right, to take over, possess, and profit from the lands of other peoples.

In Matthew 5:38-39 Jesus is quoted as saying, "Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." In the New Testament, Jesus gave his followers some new principles to follow.

White European Christian colonists, and then (later) white Euro-American Christians, followed (to some extent) the Old Testament principle "kill every thing that breaths" when they invaded and took possession of the Native Americans' homelands. And most white Euro-American Christians still have not repented. Are they asking that the Natives' lands and sovereign rights be returned to them? They are still following a nullified Old Testament principle and wrongly justify their and their ancestors evil war-mongering ways by comparing them with what the ancient Israelites did to the Canaanites, while following an Old Testament principle.

Thomas Dahlheimer
Wahkon, Minnesota

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Christian Atrocities Committed Against Non-Christian Peoples

By Thomas Ivan Dahlheimer

Old and New Testament scriptures have been misinterpreted by Christians, causing the Christian religion to become an imperialistic war-mongering religion, whose adherents have believed that they were instructed by God to invade the homelands of non-Christian peoples, take possession of their lands and resources, annihilate many of the indigenous inhabitants as well as subjugate and exploit the remaining innocent indigenous peoples.

The indigenous peoples of the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand bear a tragic witness to what Christian nations have done, as have also the indigenous peoples of Africa and Asia. In a fifteenth century papal bull Pope Nicolas V instructed European Christian nations to "invade, capture, vanquish" and "subdue" Indigenous Peoples, "subjugate" them and "reduce their persons to perpetual slavery" and "to take away all their possessions and property." And according to a United Nations World Conference Against Racism document, he also "declared war against all non-Christians throughout the world".

An Old Testament directive to the Jews says: "But as for the towns of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, you must not let anything that breathes remain alive. You shall annihilate them - the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites … - just as the Lord your God has commanded." (Deut 20:16-17)

"And at the seventh time, when the priests had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, "Shout! For the Lord has given you the city [Jericho]. The city and all that is in it shall be devoted to the Lord for destruction. And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword." (Joshua 6:16-21)

Thus says the Lord of hosts, "… Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey" (1 Sam 15:2-3). (Saul did not carry this command fully in that he spared some cattle as booty. For this action God rejected Saul as king of Israel (verses 8-9, 13-15, 26), and gave the kingdom to David, although even David killed only men and women in the conquered lands of other nations and spared the cattle. (1 Sam 27:8-9, cf. 2 Sam 8:2)

Arise and thresh, O daughter Zion, for I will make your horn iron and your hoofs bronze; you shall beat in pieces many nations … (Micah 4:13).

For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; those nations shall be utterly laid waste (Isa 60:12).

Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, and the ends of the earth your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. (Psalm 2:8-9)

And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom [of Israel which] … shall crush all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever. (Dan 2:44)

Orthodox Jews to this present-day believe that their promised messiah will come and fully restore the Kingdom of Israel - and then God will violently annihilate all nations that will not serve their nation and messiah.

And many Christians believe that Jesus Christ will return to rule and reign over the entire world from Israel - and that all nations will [then] not only serve him but also the nation of Israel.

In the New Testament Jesus sometimes appears like a lamb, this image of Jesus is associated with only his first coming. The scriptures say that during his second advent when he will come with power and glory he will be like a "lion" (Rev 5:5, cf. Micah 5:8). The Old Testament hope of the restored kingdom of Israel, destroying or ruling other nations is transferred in the New Testament to Christ and his mighty angles: "when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus". (2 Thess 1:7-8)

From the beginning of the Christian religion, Christians were suppose to imitate Jesus appearing as a lamb. However, the Christian mission has been (to some extent and for a long time) wrongly orientated to, both, the violent war-mongering Jewish pursuits of the past, pursuits associated with their Old Testament directives, to either annihilate or conquer other nations, and the violent and vengeful mission of Jesus Christ, that the scriptures say will occur during his second advent, when he and his mighty angles will inflict vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus".

"The day of wrath is coming to root out the sinners from the earth. On that day, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light." (Is.13:10)

The Bible scriptures say that after "the day of wrath" the following statement will become reality, "I heard the voices of a huge crowd, answer: Alleluia! The reign of the Lord, our Almighty God has begun!" (Rev.19:7) "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our God, and of his Christ!" (Rev.11:15)

Wrongly interpreting Old and New Testament dictates, the Western Christian nations have often put themselves in the position of the chosen Israelites while putting other nations in the place of the Amelikes, Hittites, Canaanites etc. and have, therefore, felt justified in partially or totally destroying them with "a rod of iron" like a potter’s vessel.

President George W. Bush told an audience of his: ”When William Bradford stepped off the Mayflower in 1620, he quoted the words of [the Hebrew prophet] Jeremiah 51:10: ‘Come let us declare in Zion the word of God.”’ Bush also said: ”The founders of my country saw a new promised land and bestowed upon their towns names like Bethlehem and New Canaan." In other words, the indigenous peoples of the New World were viewed by the founders of the United States as new Canaanites of the new Land of Canaan, a promised inheritance and everlasting possession, for some new "chosen people" (white Euro-American Christians).

Thomas Jefferson proposed that the Great Seal of the United States depict the Israelites moving into the promised land, guided by clouds and fire, thereby drawing an analogy between the chosen people of the Old Testament and the white Euro-American Christians, who were to (to some extent) treat the new Canaanites (this lands indigenous peoples) the way the Israelites treated the Canaanites when they invaded and took possession of their homelands.

The mental model of a chosen people and a promised land provides a convenient rationalization whereby one people feels entitled and justified, by divine right, to take over, possess, and profit from the lands of other peoples.

In a United Nations World Conference Against Racism document there are the words: "In the fifteenth century, two Papal Bulls set the stage for European domination of the New World and Africa. Romanus Pontifex, issued by Pope Nicholas V to King Alfonso V of Portugal in 1452, declared war against all non-Christians throughout the world, and specifically sanctioned and promoted the conquest, colonization, and exploitation of non-Christian nations and their territories." This document also declares: "….the subjugation of the native peoples of the New World was legally sanctioned. ‘Laws’ of ‘discovery’, ‘conquest’ and ‘terra nullius’ made up the ‘doctrines of dispossession’…" "These doctrines allowed Christian nations to claim ‘unoccupied lands’ (terra nullius), or lands belonging to ‘heathens’ or ‘pagans’." (ref.)

In the 1823 U.S.A. Supreme Court ruling Johnson v. M’Intosh, Associate Justice Joseph Story, who was on the Supreme Court at the time of the Johnson ruling, published a book in which he drew a specific connection between Christianity, the pope (the Vatican) and the ”principle” of ”discovery” adopted by the Supreme Court. And, around this same time, Supreme Court Judge John Marshall also identified the Christian doctrine of discovery behind the Johnson ruling…revealing that the Israelites’ Old Testament directed mission "to destroy or rule other nations with a rod of iron" was (by a misunderstanding of the New Testament directive) turned over to Christians, as God’s new Israelites,” who, according to Romans 2: 29, were "inwardly Jews", (they being white Europeans) wrongly believing that they had a ”God-given right and mission ” to colonize (conquer, subdue and possess) the lands of the red indigenous nations and peoples (the new Canaanites), who were not "inwardly Jews" (Christians) at the time of their discovery by the ethic cleansing and genocidal war-mongering white European Christian imperialists and colonists, who became white Euro-America Christians with the same evil intentions. (ref.)

"Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and possess the land." (Ex 23:23-33) This is what the radically misguided white European Christian imperialists and colonists started to do, and later, by succession, white Christian nations of the Americas finished doing to the red indigenous nations and peoples of the Americas."

A number of inferences follow from the Chosen People-Promised Land model (e.g., Deuteronomy 20:10 - 18) such as, indigenous peoples are to be removed (e.g., Indian Removal Act), put into a condition of servitude (e.g., enslavement of the Indians of California in the Spanish-Catholic missions), exterminated to make room for the chosen people of the United States (e.g., massacres at Sand Creek and Wounded Knee, spreading deadly deceases, including the decease of alcoholism) - a decease that is still destroying many indigenous peoples.

For centuries Christian nations - while going in the way of their misguided Chosen People-Promised Land world domination, imperialistic, war mongering mission - have been brutally terrorizing one Muslim nation after another. In the Middle Ages they came to Muslim countries as crusaders. They colonized many Muslim countries and tried to destroy their cultures and religion. The French Christians killed about a million Muslims in Algeria because they wanted independence from their white European Christian colonists oppressors. Our Christian nation has killed hundreds of thousands of Muslim Iraqis. Christian Serbs killed hundreds of thousands of Muslims and raped thousands of women in Bosnia and Kosovo. Israel has been for half a century destroying the Palestinian Muslim people with the help of arms as well as financial and moral support provided by our [American] Christian nation.Muslims ruled Spain for about 850 years and during this time they lived with Jews and Christians in a spirit of tolerance and cooperation. But the moment Christians took over and the Muslims consequently became the weaker segment of the population, the hate in the Catholics’ hearts came out with a vengeance. Muslims were either killed, converted, or forced to leave Spain and their heritage was destroyed.

In South Africa the inhuman system of apartheid was maintained by the church-going white community with the blessing of the churches and indeed the apartheid was practiced by the churches themselves.

In Rwanda the tribe that perpetuated a holocaust of another tribe follows the Catholic religion. The most cruel tyrant in history [Hitler] came from a Christian country and there has been no shortage of other somewhat less ruthless dictators in Christian countries, especially in South America and Africa. Western Christian nations fought two world wars with tens of millions dead and untold misery for the living. For each victory in these two wars the church bells rang in the victorious countries. The first nation to make a weapon of mass destruction and the only one to use it is a Christian nation [America], and it was used to annihilate innocent civilians. And no apology has been offered to the nation that was bombed.

And where is the document that presents a papal granted moral right for indigenous peoples to own land and be independent sovereign nations? What has the Roman Catholic hierarchy and other Christian Church leaders had to say about the 60,000,000 to 80,000,000 indigenous inhabitants of the Western hemisphere who had perished by the end of the 16th century? And what have they had to say about the probable 100,000,000 native peoples who have been killed in the course of the on-going Christian ‘civilization’ of the Western hemisphere"?

In the Book of Revelation it is prophesied that the "great Babylon” will be cast down like a great millstone hurled into the sea. I believe that the “great Babylon” is the immoral and apostate Christian culture of Western nations. During a Mass at the start of a month-long synod of Roman Catholic bishops from around the world, come amid growing concern about the decline in church attendance and interest in religion in many Western nations Pope Benedict XVI said: "Today, nations once rich in faith and vocations are losing their own identity under the harmful and destructive influence of a certain modern culture."

During a mass at Yankee Stadium, Pope John Paul II said: "It is not right that the standard of living of the rich countries should seek to maintain itself by draining off a great part of the reserves of energy and raw materials that are meant for the whole of humanity." In the summer of 2004, Pope John Paul II lectured American bishops about how their people were" hypnotized by materialism, teetering before a soulless vision of the world."

The Western Christian nations’ globalization mission, by which economies of different countries are oriented to a global market and are controlled by mostly American influenced multinational and global financial institutions, is not only an economic process; it is also a cultural process that creates a mono-culture - a culture ruled by the rich and powerful. It destroys the earth’s life supporting eco-systems and radically exploits third world nations. It steals their natural resources and makes their masses of poor people wage slaves who work for almost nothing. From the perspective of poor and indigenous peoples, it is nothing else but another variety of the evil Western Christian nations’ colonialism and imperialism.

For too long the U.S.A. has been sickened by what American Indian historian, Jack Forbes terms soul-sickness. It is a disease that historically has allowed a majority of Euro-American Christians to believe that God has chosen them to lead the rest of the world into the light, permitting the United States to employ massive military might in achieving that so-called mandate. It is the Bush-Cheney doctrine, a doctrine that has drawn the particular ire of the entire world - because it permits the United States to unilaterally attack any nation with massive force or to attack any target within any nation, regardless of civilian casualties. This soul-sickness is what sustains the myths of this nation. It is what defines this nation.

It can be no irony that those that initiated the invasion and occupation of Iraq - in defiance of the UN - were the United States, Britain & Spain. In the past 500 years, these predominately Christian nations are the world’s leading imperialists and colonialist nations. Essentially, they have been the world’s architects of the policies of dehumanization - feeling entitled by God and blinded by greed to trample over the lands, bodies and rights of peoples [of color] worldwide.

The story of the Christian Inquisition against the Hindus in Goa is also a dismal record of Christian barbarism and cruelty; tyranny and injustice; avarice and corruption, repression of Hindu thought and culture, and promotion of obscurantism. The conversion of Hindus of Goa to Christianity was one of the main activities of the Portuguese Rulers in close association with the Missionaries — Society of Jesus, Franciscans and others. Fraud, force and favoritism were the standard methods of ’saving souls’ or ‘conversion’ employed by the Christian missionaries in Goa. From available data we can see that more than 200,000 Hindus were tortured and killed and more than 500,000 Hindus were forcibly converted to Christianity from 1560 to 1812.

Perhaps because of all these anti-Hindu acts, Mahatma Gandhi wrote very clearly in his autobiography "The Story of My Experiments with Truth": "I had started disliking Christianity. This was not without any reason. In those days Christian missionaries used to stand in a corner near the High School in Rajkot and used disgraceful words against Hindus and their Gods/Goddesses. I could not bear this."

Christians need to be aware of their history, and be cognizant of the anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism which is endemic to the Christian tradition and has been the legacy of Christianity for almost two thousand years.

The Orthodox Church and the Easter Catholic Churches honor John Chrysostom as a saint (feast day, November 13) and count him among the Three Holy Hierarchs (feast day, January 30). He is recognized by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint and a Doctor of the Church. Churches of the Western tradition, including the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England, and the Lutheran church, commemorate him on September 13. In the 4th century he proclaimed in homilies that the Jews were responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus and decide and added that they continued to rejoice in Jesus’ death. He compared the synagogue to a pagan temple, representing it as the source of all vices and heresies. He described it as a place worse than a brothel and a drinking shop; it was a den of scoundrels, the repair of wild beasts, a temple of demons, and the cavern of devils, a criminal assembly of the assassins of Christ.

Martin Luther, a German theologian and religious reformer, initiated the Protestant Reformation. In his 1543 book, "On the Jews and their lies" (A precursor to Nazism) Luther took Jewish hatred to a new level when he proposed to set fire to their synagogues and schools, to take away their homes, forbad them to pray or teach, or even to utter God’s name. Luther wanted to "be rid of them" and requested that the government and ministers deal with the problem. He requested pastors and preachers to follow his example of issuing warnings against the Jews. He goes so far as to claim that "We are at fault in not slaying them" for avenging the death of Jesus Christ. Hitler’s Nazi government in the 1930s and 40s fit Luther’s desires to a tee.Without the centuries of Christian oppression and contempt of Jews, Nazi ideology could not have taken hold nor could it have been carried out. Christian anti-Semitism ultimately played a dramatic role associated with the cause of World War II.

The same notion of creating space for the "master race" is as germane to the ideological framework of Hitler’s Lebensraumpolitik as it is to the U.S. government’s doctrine of Manifest Destiny: In each instance, the extermination of "inferior races" is justified in the interest of making way for a "superior race" of peoples. According to Hitler biographer John Toland, the F├╝hrer is known to have "expressed admiration for the ‘efficiency’ of the American genocide campaign against the Indians, viewing it as a forerunner for his own plans and programs." The "depopulation of the New World" was a "salient precursor" to the Nazi Holocaust. The Christian instigated and promoted American Indian Holocaust is the prototype for the extermination of the Jews in Europe.

While the Christian German nation’s Nazi Holocaust of the Jews was indeed unique in scope and in kind to the twentieth century, the colonizing European Christian nations’ holocaust of the Western hemisphere’s indigenous peoples, combined with the colonizers’ successor Christian nations’ holocaust of the Western hemisphere’s indigenous peoples, was far and away, the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world.

Christian history is a great scandal to the human race. Christianity has NOT been a religion of love, peace and justice, although it can, should and will (I believe) become a religion of love, peace and justice.

To view and read an article of mine associated with my belief that Christianity will become a religion of love, peace and justice click A Tribal Cultures Influenced Catholic Globalization Mission.