Essay On Colonization Of The ‘new World’
Conservative evangelical Christianity emphasizes biblical teachings concerning the role of human responsibility towards taking care of God’s creation. The evangelical Christians use the bible in addressing climatic actions. They argue that, environmental degradation as a result of the human race will lead to a severe consequence. They advocate for people to take care of God's creation just as God told Adam to take care of the Garden of Eden.
The Native Americans saw land as a thing that kept badness away. The colonizers on the other hand saw that the Indians did not have any title deed from the king. In addition, the land had not been fenced. The colonizers view of possessing a property involved having cattle to maintain. Puritans also with a religious justification owned the lands from the Native Americans. Having a society with fewer evil acts is one common feature the two religions have. The Christians used the Bible to wade of evil while the Native Americans used land.
During the late sixteenth century, other nations had entered into the race for the new world. France, Spain, and Portugal were all spreading to the new world. The three countries were predominantly Catholics. England being a Protestant stronghold, felt that she would be left behind. The Protestant feared that the three country’s advances in the new world would have a darkening religious effect on them. As a result, England increased its activities on the new land to spread its Protestant movement.
Search for a new land and spreading of the gospel, is the similarities between the two colonial projects. The Spanish missionaries came to spread Christianity and mostly Catholicism. England Protestant began to expand their Protestant churches. The main difference involved the English missionaries burning old Native American people labeling their witches. That did not go well with the natives since they always fought back, and war always arose. Spanish Catholic colonizers avoided such acts.