November 27, 2018

Media puts down missionary murdered by Sentinelese tribe as “adventure seeker”: Here’s why it matters

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John Allen Chau, a 27-year-old missionary from the United States, was killed on North Sentinel Island, an isolated place where the tribespeople have had no successful contact with the outside world — and where any who have reached the shores have been murdered.

The Indian government, which owns the island, has made it illegal for anyone to go there and so this young missionary’s actions were against the law.

However, what is most glaring is the media coverage of the tragedy with outlets like USA Today and Insider referring to the missionary as a "tourist" and "adventure seeker.”

There’s a huge difference between perishing while seeking thrills like surfing a wave, skydiving, or trying to climb Mount Everest, and dedicating three years of your life to a plan to share the hope of Jesus Christ with a people forgotten by the world.

Chau followed his convictions even knowing the risks, and when confronted by danger, he kept walking whil,e ”facing a flurry of arrows” towards the people he was trying to help.

This should NOT be scoffed at or conflated with adventure seeking.

I only wish we would all be so dedicated to helping others.

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commented 2018-12-01 18:28:15 -0500
" Few ideas arise in isolation. It’s really kind of interesting to view Marxism in a modern context – its’ not the "cultural"Marxism that seems to survive to this day, but rather his economic views. Marx’ lumpenproletariat, and Clintons’ “deplorables” … are the same people! "

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Got to hand it to you Andrew, that was a moment of brilliant insight….it made me think.

But I can’t think of anywhere in Marx’s writings where Marx predicted that the actual source and sustaining of his revolution would come, not from the workers, but from the “bourgeois intelligencia” and guilt ridden. self loathing trust fund brats , or that the lumpenproletariat would be the “reactionairies” who would make everything else he said ….not just an opium addict’s pipe dream….but an actual oppression worth fighting to the death.
commented 2018-12-01 12:48:54 -0500
ANDREW STEPHENSON
I think it’s important to partition extremism from religion – the root cause of terrorism is extremism, not a particular religious view.
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It is impossible to separate terrorism from islam because it is inherent in i, what with the multiple calls to kill all infidels if they will not convert. So “extremism” is the wrong word for muslim terrorists. "Orthodox"is the proper word. The orthodox muslims kill and rape and pillage because their leader did and calls them to do likewise.

The extremist muslims are the ones who do not as their holy book calls them to do.
commented 2018-12-01 12:45:00 -0500
Andrew, you’re just afraid that you might find that evidence which you claim to want. That would be the Third Pillar of Leftiedom- the refusal to exercise discernment.

I would say that the resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the best evidence there is for the existence of God. If you can disprove the resurrection ( and many have tried but none have succeeded. Many became believers in the attempt) then I will stop being a Christian. Without the resurrection the rest is meaningless.
commented 2018-11-29 13:47:12 -0500
Glenn Craig commented 16 hours ago
" That being said, I’ve never once seen an aggressive Muslim proselytizer."

Oh yes you have Andrew….his name is Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. "

I think it’s important to partition extremism from religion – the root cause of terrorism is extremism, not a particular religious view. (I don’t believe our missionary friend here falls into the category of extremist, but I suspect he was trapped in a non-violent version of the same mindset)

“Do you mean like Che Guevara? Just as a point of interest Andrew….not one word of Karl Marx’s writings (or any of the other communist thinkers) was in any way original….it was all the brain child of missionairies with the letters SJ (Sociatas Jesu) after their names…the original archetype of the modern SJW (they decided to add a letter)

Now perhaps you can see why people find them medlesome and overbearing."

That’s often the case. Few ideas arise in isolation. It’s really kind of interesting to view Marxism in a modern context – its’ not the "cultural"Marxism that seems to survive to this day, but rather his economic views. Marx’ lumpenproletariat, and Clintons’ “deplorables” … are the same people!

Al Peterson
“I’d say you still haven’t watched the video. Why not? Afraid that you might hear something that would shift your paradigm? Why won’t you naysayers:”
First of all, I haven’t. I have better things to do with that hour plus. Second, I am not fond of video as a medium of communication. I find it slow and tedious with a low information content per time invested, and you’re at the mercy of the speaker to supply information instead of being able to branch out and find out what you’re actually interested in. I’d rather form my own worldview than have someone else tell me what to think.

Not that I’m probably missing much. I’m sure there’s nothing there I haven’t heard before. My own perspective is that if you can’t actually demonstrate, empirically, some possibility that there is a deity that can causally affect the universe, then it’s essentially an irrelevant question as to whether a god exists or not. Perhaps you find emotional comfort in the possibility of a God supported by an anthology of millennia old mythologies. I do not.
commented 2018-11-28 23:20:32 -0500
ANDREW STEPHENSON
I’d say that their tendency to kill intruders is a pretty clear message to everyone but those who insist on inflicting their “good news” on unwilling recipients.
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I’d say you still haven’t watched the video. Why not? Afraid that you might hear something that would shift your paradigm? Why won’t you naysayers:
LYNDA PALMER
DON MORRIS
DOREEN MILBURN
ANDREW STEPHENSON
MIKE BELL
GEORGE LUCK
PHILLIP GRIMISON
JOHN GALT
PAUL TAYLOR
STEPHEN E

watch the video?

Because you know that you have opinions formed on the basis of nothing more than uninformed emotions.
commented 2018-11-28 22:45:50 -0500
A case of, I meant to type. Freaking spell check and poor eyesight!
commented 2018-11-28 22:43:20 -0500
Sorry, can’t agree on this one. I’m a conservative atheist and don’t see how this is much different than Muslims trying to push sharia law or pesky Jehova witnesses knocking on doors. These people have obviously chosen to live this way. Thus seems more academic of culling if the herd, no matter how delusionly well intentioned.
commented 2018-11-28 21:27:16 -0500
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 8 hours ago
Al Peterson commented 1 hour ago
Mike, ow do you know what these people want or don’t want? you didn’t watch the video , did you. Here are the stories of the Waodoni who killed 5 missionaries in Ecuador in 1956.



I’d say that their tendency to kill intruders is a pretty clear message to everyone but those who insist on inflicting their “good news” on unwilling recipients.
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Do you mean like Che Guevara? Just as a point of interest Andrew….not one word of Karl Marx’s writings (or any of the other communist thinkers) was in any way original….it was all the brain child of missionairies with the letters SJ (Sociatas Jesu) after their names…the original archetype of the modern SJW (they decided to add a letter)

Now perhaps you can see why people find them medlesome and overbearing.
commented 2018-11-28 21:16:34 -0500
" That being said, I’ve never once seen an aggressive Muslim proselytizer."

Oh yes you have Andrew….his name is Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
commented 2018-11-28 13:59:37 -0500
Chau is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, an evangelical that figures it is his purpose in life to proselytize wherever he goes. First, he broke the law of India by going to the island. Whatever his reason for breaking the law, we here should not condone his actions any more than we should condone the illegal Border crossers who are, after all, just trying to find a better life.
And frankly,Oral Roberts was one of the evangelicals who gave Christianity a bad name,with his bullshit faith healing and his claim to be able to raise the dead. I watched Roberts Sunday morning shows on many occasions and his show, like all the others, was about raising money to keep his ministry alive, by fleecing the gullible,especially the elderly.

Chau had no business on the island, the natives reacted as they usually do,which was well known, it’s more a case of Darwinism at work than a missionary trying to spread the word.

If Chau had been a Muslim,Sikh, Jew, Hindu or Zoroastrian missionary, would The Rebel take the same stance on this?
commented 2018-11-28 13:43:51 -0500
It is absurd that people think that they must push their religious beliefs on others. It is even more absurd that this man believed and that others believe that they must push their religion on a people that has survived without it all these years, decades even without burning in hell as all the religions say
It goes to show you that religion is not needed. Or at least not the ones that have caused wars, intolerance and hate.
Having beliefs is all well and great but keep it to yourself.
Who’s to say that they don’t have their own religion and beliefs. Just because they aren’t out pushing it on everyone else doesn’t mean they don’t.
commented 2018-11-28 13:23:52 -0500
Al Peterson commented 1 hour ago
Mike, ow do you know what these people want or don’t want? you didn’t watch the video , did you. Here are the stories of the Waodoni who killed 5 missionaries in Ecuador in 1956.



I’d say that their tendency to kill intruders is a pretty clear message to everyone but those who insist on inflicting their “good news” on unwilling recipients.
commented 2018-11-28 13:20:04 -0500
Glenn Craig commented 16 hours ago
To Stephen, John, and particularly Andrew….if this is as you say…then why do you get your panties in a knot over the least little disparaging thing said here about moslem missionaries and evangelists?…I mean…It’s really not like we shoot arrows at them on sight…..;-) "

I mean, had it been a Muslim missionary, I’d say the exact same thing (and I suspect that if they could get away with it, some of the locals here would certainly be shooting arrows at them).

That being said, I’ve never once seen an aggressive Muslim proselytizer. Being granted freedoms for use within your own community is not the same as trying to make others become one of you.
commented 2018-11-28 12:10:28 -0500
MIKE BELL
He went there to mess with them, and it’s clear that they do not want to be contacted. Contact hasn’t worked out very well for other similar tribes, by the way.
________________________________________________________________________________Mike, ow do you know what these people want or don’t want? you didn’t watch the video , did you. Here are the stories of the Waodoni who killed 5 missionaries in Ecuador in 1956.

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commented 2018-11-28 10:46:10 -0500
Sorry, but I have no sympathy for this guy.

He went there to mess with them, and it’s clear that they do not want to be contacted. Contact hasn’t worked out very well for other similar tribes, by the way. It could also lead to the spread of disease to them (or maybe even vice-versa).

What happened to him was entirely predictible and acceptable.

View it as the Sentinelese defending their borders. Just as I support blocking the “migrant caravan”, my sympathies are 100% with the Sentinelese in doing whatever is necessary to avoid foreigners landing on their island.
commented 2018-11-28 10:30:07 -0500
PHILLIP GRIMISON commented 2 hours ago
“He kept walking towards the people he was trying to help”. IMO a bad choice of words for The Rebel as I often hear the very people I detest, government, telling me that they “are here to help”.
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And here again we see the Third Pillar of Leftiedom at work- the refusal to exercise discernment. Governments are here to force you to do their bidding by the coercive power of the state. John Chau was there to offer something- fullness of joy and pleasure forever- out of love and concern for their eternal destiny which they are able to accept or reject out of free will.

No parallel whatsoever between government meddle workers and John Chau.
commented 2018-11-28 10:25:22 -0500
GEORGE LUCK commented 34 mins ago
Something about ‘sewing the wind and reaping the whirlwind’?
Poor choices lead to poor outcomes.
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How is it a poor outcome. It is so only if you are a leftist inspired materialist.
“You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. At your right hand there are pleasures forever.”

Sounds like a good outcome to me. Joy and pleasure forever. C.S. Lewis had it right:

“He’s a hedonist at heart. All those fasts and vigils and stakes and crosses are only a facade. Or only like foam on the sea shore. Out at sea, out in His sea, there is pleasure, and more pleasure. He makes no secret of it; at His right hand are ‘pleasures for evermore.’

Ugh! I don’t think He has the least inkling of that high and austere mystery to which we rise in the Miserific Vision. He’s vulgar, Wormwood. He has a bourgeois mind. He has filled His world full of pleasures.

There are things for humans to do all day long without His minding in the least– sleeping, washing, eating, drinking, making love, playing, praying, working. Everything has to be twisted before it’s any use to us. We fight under cruel disadvantages. Nothing is naturally on our side.”

The Screwtape Letters
commented 2018-11-28 09:46:12 -0500
Something about ‘sewing the wind and reaping the whirlwind’?
Poor choices lead to poor outcomes.
commented 2018-11-28 09:37:47 -0500
Whether we may view John Chau as doing the right thing trying to share the gospel and dying for it is beside the point. The point is that the mainstream media is lying about it and distorting the story.
When they lie, it is no longer news but a farce. When we see their brazen willingness to lie to their readers and viewers, why should we trust any other news story they bring.

This is a nasty business, having a lying, distorting media. “Free Press” did not mean free to distort things. This is the real story, not the missionary who may or may not have followed his conscience.
commented 2018-11-28 08:37:00 -0500
“He kept walking towards the people he was trying to help”. IMO a bad choice of words for The Rebel as I often hear the very people I detest, government, telling me that they “are here to help”.
commented 2018-11-28 08:25:26 -0500
Play stupid games win stupid prizes. I have no sympathy for a person who blatantly ignores or breaks the law and knows full well his fate in doing so.
commented 2018-11-28 00:01:48 -0500
JOHN GALT
…it has been my position in our world, at present, that they no longer represent the (right / wrong / indifferent / misguided) creed that they originally represented….
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As it stands this is only an opinion and not a fact. What do you base this assumption on?
commented 2018-11-27 23:55:25 -0500
Good point,Jan. The great commission is, "go into all the world and make disciples. " We are not told to force people to do anything. God does not force anyone to do anything. But he has been pursuing a pole for himself for many thousands of years. No reason the Sentinalese can’t make this decision for themselves and the can’t accept or reject the good news if they never hear it.
commented 2018-11-27 23:50:54 -0500
JOHN GALT
Al Peterson : Is it possible that these people do want the"information"you refer to? I do not think these people are restricted from leaving this island,so I do not think it qualifies it as an “anthropological zoo for our amazement”. It sounds more like free will.
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It isn’t free will if you don’t know all the information. Who are you to restrict what they should or should not know? You DO want them as an anthropological zoo isolated from all outside influences. So you can feel smug about not interfering with a primitive people. Gaughin found out Rouseau’s noble savage was no such thing. The Waodoni are very thankful for the information that came to them. Why can’t you let them decide instead of keeping them in the dark?

You didn’t watch the video did you?
commented 2018-11-27 23:02:24 -0500
JOHN GALT JOHN GALT:
If you are a Catholic, (practicing?), then you [should] fully understand the intentions of this young missionary. What about Father Damian of Molokai? What is the difference when a Missionary goes to some remote area and faces possible death or to an area dying of some outbreak and their own possible death?
We don’t understand this kind of bravery today, instead we see it as naivety. This is how Christianity began. Look at the Apostles? All but one were martyred.
No, this young man is a martyr. He actually did what Jesus asks of us all, to go out and make disciples.
We’re just too lazy and cowardly to do so.
commented 2018-11-27 22:37:37 -0500
We should stop bringing attention to this Tribe as Trudeau will view them as future voters and settle them is Oshawa as the city emptys.
commented 2018-11-27 22:34:20 -0500
John…I hear you….but I fail to see where ANY political ideology or philosophical system does any better….in terms of human sacrifice.

Having said that I do acknowledge that the overthrow of the Baalim cult and the Aztec sun god heart sacrifice cult were a good thing…as was the overthrow of my ancestoral human sacrifice to Crom Curagh and related Druid practices….

And frankly…I don’t see how a cavalier attitude toward abortion is any different.
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