It is important to remember that Christiandom has demonized Jews and the 'Old Testament' just as much as it has Native Americans. Mr. Fischer's Deuteronomy reference conveniently omits the verse that says the Israelites were required by God to make peace with the inhabitants of the land before entering. If the inhabitants refused peaceful terms, then war was most likely inevitable. Also, this was not a foreign land the Israelites were entering. Canaan was the homeland of Abraham's mother and Abraham himself, and these were the 'Children of Abraham'. This is not a comparable scenario to what happened to our people on this continent, but that has never stopped Christian dogma before.
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 13:49