In a US history class I took a college last semester my instructor touched somewhat on the protestant principle of Manifest Destiny this country was founded on. Manifest Destiny was a belief that they anglo-saxon (english speaking Protestants) were empowered by God to take all North America and spread Protestant Christianity. In this process they started wars as they attemted to colonize Cuba, take land from Mexico, Hawaii, and even as they tried to colonize the Philipines. Wars were fought and many people were killed due to Imperialism and this principle. As the States grew west, thousands of Native Indians were killed for not taking up the religion and even less for not giving up their land. Slaves were kept as slaves becuase they were taught that people of color had no souls. People were accused (sometimes falsely of being witches) and were hung in public places. People that were not anglo-saxon and didn’t own property could not vote or run for office. In other words catholics, slaves, and immigrants were supressed from taken up public offices. If this is true, why isn’t this spoken about more often, not to bash our Protestant brethren but to realize that throughout history man has comitted crime against humanity in the name of Christianity, Catholic or Non-Catholic.