and if they don't? burn them at the stake? ever see the movie Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre the Wrath of God)/ I am sure you'd love what happened to the Amazon basin Indian Couple that claimed they couldn't hear the word of God in the bible
If they don't what? Act civilized? There are certain types of uncivil acts (e.g. infanticide) which should result in death sentences, but as a general rule no.
It goes without saying that the Catholic faith can only be accepted freely, and not through force. All I said is that they should be told about it, as it is the duty of those who have the truth to spread it to the less unfortunate people of the world. If they choose to reject it, that is their own affair, but if they are not told, then it is the fault of Catholics.
Just think of how much better the world would be-especially places like Central and South America if that sort of attitude was in place from about 1100-1700. same with the middle east and those damned crusades
That has been the teaching of the Church since at least the third century. And the Church strictly forbid forced conversions in the Americas as elsewhere. Note that prohibiting the practice of pagan religions is not equivalent to forcing conversion to Christianity. Overall, the Spanish and Portugese colonial regimes were for the most part just and fair in their administration.
The Crusades of course, were justified defensive wars. The Muslim armies were taking Byzantine land, and they had to be stopped.
Isolated tribes are communities who live without significant contact with modern civilization.
this obvious mutation of known history is hysterical
|Alrighty folks, lets keep the personal comments OUT of the discussion. Stick to the topic and nothing but the topic and you'll be fine.|
:lol: Yes, because that has worked so well in the past.