ADMIRAL OF THE OCEAN SEA
I would like to have been among that small company of sailors in the moonlit, pre-dawn moment, October 12, 1492, when a lookout aboard a small vessel hailed the sand cliffs of an island never before seen by the eyes of Europeans.
Had I rushed to the ship’s rail with Christopher Columbus, I would have witnessed his triumph and shared in the joy and amazement of his companions. Although I would not have known it at the time, I would have been present at the instant that began the European colonization of America.
Virginia V. Hamilton, Professor
and University Scholar in History
University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Church of the Science of God
La Jolla, California 92038-3131
© Church of the Science of GOD, 1993