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Offline Dante

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Preaching to the unconverted
« on: November 21, 2018, 11:28:50 AM »
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-usa-murder/american-killed-on-remote-indian-island-off-limits-to-visitors-idUSKCN1NQ0QT?il=0

"One of the police sources told Reuters Chau was a preacher who had visited the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the past. Police have learned he had a strong desire to meet the Sentinelese and preach on the island, the source added."

It didn't go quite as planned. Weird.
Actually it doesn't. One could conceivably be all-powerful but not exceptionally intelligent.

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Re: Preaching to the unconverted
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2018, 01:35:25 PM »
Well, if that is the case then he died for his God and is a martyr.  Isn't that what all Christians strive for?  So, is he with his 72 virgins now?

(IDIOT).
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Re: Preaching to the unconverted
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 06:17:29 AM »
And once again, as in the church shootings, Jesus does nothing to protect his followers. Yet somehow they find it as a reason to have more "faith" somehow. The delusion is strong within them.

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Re: Preaching to the unconverted
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 07:08:59 PM »
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Chau’s death had also raised a more practical question: When should missionaries break the law in order to preach the gospel? “Evangelicals are talking about, ‘How far are we willing to push the envelope and go against a foreign government?’ ” he said. “We’ve gone against governments since the Reformation. During the Cold War, we really saw people smuggling Bibles into China and Russia as heroes. When a government like India says ‘No foreigners in this island,’ is this just?”

https://www.newyorker.com/news/on-religion/john-chaus-death-roils-the-missionary-world
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Re: Preaching to the unconverted
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 07:41:45 PM »
Stupid in so many ways.  The fact that contact with these people could wipe them out is of little or no consideration.  I guess they will try to pray the sickness away.  That works so well.
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