Incense for the Lord

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

Who can doubt that gunpowder against the infidels is incense for the Lord?

– Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo, explaining in General and Natural History of the Indies (1526) that colonialism carried out through the barrel of a gun is perfectly consistent with the central message of the God of Love.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_colonization_of_the_Americas

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