Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery

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Fulcrum Publishing, 2008 - Law - 186 pages
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Pagans in the Promised Land provides a startling challenge to U.S. federal Indian law and policy. Using history and cognitive theory, Steven Newcomb demonstrates how U.S. government officials have used religious concepts of Christendom, often unconsciously, to justify the taking of Native American lands and to deny the original independence of Indian nations. He demonstrates that the landmark case Johnson v. M'Intosh is premised in part on the Old Testament narrative of the "chosen people" having a divine right to the "promised land," and how continued U.S. reliance on ancient religious distinctions between "Christians" and "heathens" violates the bedrock doctrine of separations of church and state. An important addition to Native American and legal scholarship, Pagans int he Promised Land makes a compelling case for the reversal of this conqueror-based doctrine, which continues to influence U.S. federal Indian law and policy to this day.
 

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The single best, straight forward, easy to understand resource to help see the LARGE picture on the History of Civilization since the 13th century, and more importantly, to understand WHAT "Civilization" is, that It is a strictly regulated Institutional franchise, and that it IS applied in International Courts (which include, and are adjudicated in, US Courts), which just so happens to be the perpetrator of the Occupation and Domination of "heathens" (the Indigenous Nations of the earth), and that War Crimes of Genocide have from the beginning been the goal of BOTH the Church (franchisor) and the State (franchisee).
I keep calling it "Antiquity" because of the fabrication of
'historically verifiable' Royal Lineages granted to Dynastic Aristocracy as the franchisee of a continual Papel "Indulgence" (a license to be permitted to DOMINATE the earth, and thus, by Papel Decree of pre-ordained Forgivness, to "Be Written into the Book of Life", via Papel authority, or 'Bull' (Charter/Treaty). Is the Permission to Sin and get away with it, even in the Next Life. All of this is verifiable, and it is discussed in detail in this book, lots of it online, free, via Google Books. Consider it a homework assignment.
 

Contents

A Primer on Cognitive Theory
1
Metaphorical Experience and Federal Indian Law
13
The Conqueror Model
23
Colonizing the Promised Land
37
The Chosen PeoplePromised Land Model
51
The Dominating Mentality of Christendom
59
Johnson v MIntosh
73
Converting Christian Discovery into Heathen Conquest
89
The Mental Process of Negation
103
Christian Nations Theory Hidden in Plain Sight
115
A Sacred Regard for All Living Things
125
Notes
139
References
171
Index
181
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Steven T. Newcomb (Shawnee/Lenape) is the indigenous law research coordinator at the Sycuan education department of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in San Diego County, California. He is cofounder and codirector of the Indigenous Law Institute, a fellow with the American Indian Policy and Media Initiative at Buffalo State College in New York.

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