View Poll Results: Abolish Columbus Day, replace it with Bartolomé Day?

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Thread: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Why does Christopher Columbus get credit when it was actually Leif Erikson?
    Because at the time, it was thought Columbus actually discovered America, it wasn't until much later that archaeology found that it was the Vikings. It's a little bit hard to change to "Viking Day" now.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Because at the time, it was thought Columbus actually discovered America, it wasn't until much later that archaeology found that it was the Vikings. It's a little bit hard to change to "Viking Day" now.
    Viking Day sounds way cooler.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Viking Day sounds way cooler.
    Not really, the Vikings found Canada, they didn't find America. Columbus did that.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Not really, the Vikings found Canada, they didn't find America. Columbus did that.
    So? Viking Day sounds way better.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Not really, the Vikings found Canada, they didn't find America. Columbus did that.
    technically Columbus did not discover America, he actually only discovered the Caribbean islands.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Leif just hung out for a while and didn't really do anything. A few settlements, meh. Columbus brought Europe.
    He still wasn't the first to discover it though.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    He still wasn't the first to discover it though.
    Not really.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Not really.
    Then Viking Day it is!

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Because at the time, it was thought Columbus actually discovered America, it wasn't until much later that archaeology found that it was the Vikings. It's a little bit hard to change to "Viking Day" now.
    I would say it wouldn't be changed to such because the Viking discovery did not lead to this Country being established, where as Columbus's discovery did.
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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    I would say it wouldn't be changed to such because the Viking discovery did not lead to this Country being established, where as Columbus's discovery did.
    It should be because it's better.

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