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Laurie Goodstein
Astounding details here about John Chau’s misguided missionary trip to the island. He had even packed ”what he called an ‘initial contact response kit’ with dental forceps to remove arrows.“
Before being killed on a remote island in the Andaman Sea, Mr. Chau attended a missionary training camp in Kansas.
The New York Times The New York Times @nytimes
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Ann Davis Garvin 🎃 Dec 1
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illinidiva Dec 1
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This makes the whole thing even grosser than if it was just an idiot who decided to go convert the natives.
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Schmancy schMidge Dec 1
These people who think that missioning should be anything but service. And service doesn’t mean at some point you get to share the message of jesus. Just do the work to help people & learn from them. Let the ones you are of service to change your heart not you convert their mind
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comfort foods Dec 1
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Fucking owned
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landy. Dec 1
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Sarah May Dec 1
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Outrageously positive spin. And if all those people helped him prepare for something they knew to be illegal, why are only the fishermen arrested
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Dr. Manhattan Dec 1
Should have read both Darwin and Conrad instead of the Bible.
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M Dec 1
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It is perfectly fine to practice your faith as you see fit. However, it takes laughable arrogance & stupidity to keep harassing people on their literal or metaphorical doorstep when they've told you in no uncertain terms to go away & leave them alone.
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James Meredith Day Dec 1
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At once compelling and pathetic.
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M Dec 1
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His death will certainly be mourned by many. I wonder how many of said mourners will also mourn the potential deaths of the Sentinelese people who, thanks to this man's foolishness, may have been exposed to deadly diseases that their immune systems aren't equipped to fight.
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Kimberly Winston Dec 2
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Yeah I read this with my mouth hanging open
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Tim Dec 2
Christians in other formerly hostile tribes would disagree with you. If you want to attack the belief in literal heaven/hell & the consequences of holding such a belief, at least be honest about what you are speaking against. Don’t wrap it in “fine to practice as you see fit”.
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Breanna Randall Dec 2
This is probably the saddest part of the whole story in many ways: “I am frustrated hearing John’s name,” said Naw Halen, the wife of one of the fishermen. “He has filled my family with sorrow for our whole life.”
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Breanna Randall Dec 2
Far too little thought goes into the well being of people who are trying to make a living and get entangled in these sorts of endeavors.
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Nicole Stacy Dec 2
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Fatal, yes; "misguided," really? How would we normally describe killing an unarmed, peaceable man in our culture -- "misguided," or something worse?
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Nicole Stacy Dec 2
Until someone can show actual death, "potential death" is an exaggeration.
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Nicole Stacy Dec 2
I'm grateful that in our culture, it's considered wrong to kill unarmed people, no matter how annoying or obtuse we may think them.
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