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    Kill the missionary?

    Hypothetical situation (not really. Check the news):

    There is one group of indigenous people left in the world who still have autonomy, possession of their traditional land, and continue to practice their indigenous lifestyle. They maintain this freedom by killing any outsider who intrudes on their homeland. The government that has control of the area has made it illegal to come within five miles of the place, both to protect the population from interference, and protect those who would interfer from harm.

    A Christen missionary, who feels that it is his duty to go preach the word of Gob to these poor lost souls who have never heard the name of Jebus violates the law, goes (illegally) into the forbidden territory, and is killed by the inhabitants.

    Uhmmm... do I feel bad for the dead missionary, or for the people who have to resort to violence to protect their world?



    Personally, I'm sorry the dude is dead, but even more sorry that he felt it was his duty to go in and save people who were happy living as they were.

    Preachers can be so annoying... Being one does not give one a right to preach where the people don't want to be preached to.
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    Re: Kill the missionary?

    Meh, as a rule, I object to killing people for preaching. Also, as a rule, I think there is such a thing as "too stupid to live." Freely going into a place that you know executes tresspassers without spectacularly good cause is very much "too stupid to live."
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    Re: Kill the missionary?

    I'm more worried about the tribe catching some infection from the guy than anything else.

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    Re: Kill the missionary?

    I'm sorry he's dead, but I'm also not surprised or shocked, much like i'm not surprised or shocked when people fall off cliffs when they try to take selfies too close to the edge. He knew this tribe was hostile to outsiders, he made his first attempt the day before and got an arrow in his bible, and yet he still went over there and tried to preach at them. It's sad that he lost his life and I'm sorry for his friends and family, but he did bring it upon himself.

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    Re: Kill the missionary?

    I don't know if this guy was dumb as a door nail or what. If you know that a tribe is dangerous, leave them the hell alone. Don't try to pass your beliefs onto them. Everyone does not have to be you. They had their rights. I am sorry that he is dead and I wish he didn't have to die, but unfortunately he ignored it what was told to him about the tribe.
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    Re: Kill the missionary?

    Wow. I'm sorry that he died. That's all I have to say.

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    Re: Kill the missionary?

    I feel sad for his family who are left behind - but for him, not so much. He made a choice - yes, death is a harsh sentence for preaching, but he knew the risks.

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    Re: Kill the missionary?

    I wonder what his plan was. A tribe that lives so remote probably doesn't speak any other language than their own, which outsiders know nothing about. He could have preached all he wanted, they wouldn't have understood him.
    I pity him and I feel sad for his family, but this world is all about survival of the fittest. It was his own choice not the heed the warnings.

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    Re: Kill the missionary?

    There are several elements here.

    One, he was literally dangerous to this tribe. He very well could have been a carrier for any number of diseases that they don't want to be exposed to and that could decimate their population due to a lack of immunity. This is part of why they don't allow strangers on their land from what I've read.

    Two, they have a right to protect their borders. It's unfortunate that that means death for some people, but it's a matter of keeping their community and children safe and healthy.

    This guy was trying to force his way in. Many Christians believe that until every person on earth has heard the word of God and had a chance to be saved, the end times can't happen. So they have to be sure that every person in even the most remote places has heard their message. It's a lot of pressure. They want to go to heaven. They can't do that until they die or the end times happen, and they would like to get there before they die. They actually believe this nonsense.

    So, yeah. I don't really blame the brainwashed missionary, but I don't blame the indigenous people either. If the missionaries beliefs hold true, he got what he wanted (to be in heaven) just not in the way he wanted (an arrow(?) instead of the rapture).
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    Re: Kill the missionary?

    kind of reminds me of captain cook in Hawaii,come in force the natives to drop their beliefs and force his on them.
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