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Posted 09 May 2018 - 03:29 AM

Thank you for offering something I never knew before.

Posted 19 March 2018 - 06:45 PM


Posted 19 October 2017 - 02:35 PM

Public broadcasting offers better quality documentaries. 

Posted 19 October 2017 - 01:30 PM

Part 5 is missing from youtube


Part 6


Pbs Frontline God In America 06 God and Caesar

Posted 19 October 2017 - 01:28 PM

Pbs Frontline God In America 04 A New Light

Posted 19 October 2017 - 01:26 PM

Part 3


Pbs Frontline God In America 03 A Nation Reborn




Posted 19 October 2017 - 01:19 PM

This is a 6 part series


Part 2


Pbs Frontline God In America 02 A New Eden





Posted 19 October 2017 - 01:14 PM

I've seen this one OP. It mostly concentrates on North American ideas dealing with religion. I was hoping to see more on the Spanish conquest and their methods of converting the natives....


The El Requerimiento.
Essentially, it gave justification for the conquistadors of the time to destroy and kill entire villages and native culture. Giving them absolution by god for the acts committed. And taking all profit from every resource found.


meaning "the requirement, or demand," was drafted in 1513 by Juan López de Palacios Rubios, a member of the Council of Castile, which advised King Ferdinand. The document was designed to be read in Spanish by Spanish explorers to American Indians, introducing them to Christian doctrine. Indians were not compelled to convert, but if they did not, they were immediately subject to Spanish invasion. The following English translation is published by Wikipedia.






Complete translation at this link:



Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:53 PM

Pbs Frontline God In America 01 A New Adam
This episode briefly documents the Spanish incursions into the religious attitudes of the Native Americans. Details a few instances of Franciscan treachery towards the Native population. In New England the Puritans reach America and begin their own fervor into the Protestant Reformation by starting over in the new world. Bringing new ideas into how Christianity should be seen by the old world. A few details on conflicting religious interpretations are described along with biographies on a few prominent players of the day.
Conscience always speaks out against the state no matter what form it chooses to present itself:

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