De Las Casas Genocide

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While de Las Casas talks, he uses the idea that all beings come from nature, thus native people are humans too, hence, the genocide should stop, because just like the Spanish, these people breath and live. There could have been a different argument based in the opinion of the people, some did not believe natives were humans. He uses the divine law as the other side of the natural law. God’s will be, to not kill any innocent human beings, especially Bible does not encourage the idea of torturing to convert into Christianity, people need to use good manners to persuade others. Finally, he uses the roman law idea, that is not legally right to kill someone who is defenseless. It is not a civil manner to commit such genocide to convert these innocent
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