Monday, May 17, 2010 9:10:43 AM
your conflicts arose when individuals and communities wanted native american resources.
I believe I said something to that same effect. When violence erupted, it wasn't at the instigation of ecclesiastical men, but colonials. My original argument was that in the colonial US, natives were not forced to convert. I don`t know what you`re arguing with me about anymore.
Monday, May 17, 2010 8:35:30 AM
My problem is you're still equating North America colonization with US colonization. North America is a *continent* and includes Mexico and Central America. There is no central american continent.
So you`re arguing with me for not making a proper distinction in the beginning? Next time I`ll do so. I assure you I don`t equate the US with North America. Ok?
[quote]At least not in direct competition. Maryland wasn`t actively converting and they were the only catholics in the area til after the US was formed.[/quote]
Yes, they were competing with Catholicism, and on a global scale, not just in the colonies. I`m referring here to the Spanish and Portuguese colonization of the central America and South America. So the Catholics in Maryland weren`t making a real effort, I neglected that information because it is insignificant in respect to the Catholic conversions south of what is now the US.