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#16 Nov 23rd, 2018, 15:06
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“Lord, is this island Satan’s last stronghold where none have heard or even had the chance to hear your name?” he wrote in a diary of his last days provided to The Washington Post by his mother.
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It also shows that Chau knew his mission was illegal. He wrote of maneuvering to avoid the Indian authorities who patrol the waters near North Sentinel Island.

“God Himself was hiding us from the Coast Guard and many patrols,” he stated in a description of the boat journey.
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His goal must have been to infect the islanders with a fatal disease and then baptize them on their death-beds. This is the same mind-set as that of the genocidal maniacs woho wiped out the indigenous population of the Caribbean in the 16th centuury.
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This one is the latest on the issue...

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Play stupid games... Win stupid prizes.

No sympathy here and it seems he had been planning on it for a while not coaxed into it. Latest articles say he he made initial contact, was shot at with arrows then came back the next day for another round.

Here's hoping he didnt have the flu.
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Zero sympathy

People like this are trying to be martyrs, we cant stop them.  There is a breath-taking arrogance in the assumptions that firstly you are among the few who have the divinely inspired insight to bring the Word of God to a strong-hold of Satan ( Why cant the Almighty,  use his/her power to inform them about the Bible in the first place.....), secondly, that despite all Govt warnings to the contrary and the advice of the locals, somehow you wont end up as a pin-cushion, and thirdly that even if you do, then you will achieve heavenly bliss anyway.

This medievalist viewpoint is more usually expressed by Islamic terrorists but in fact exists right across the religious spectrum.

His poor family.

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missionaries

what an ignorant thing to do...the sentinelese have no immunity to our diseases he could’ve wiped out the whole tribe
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Not sure that's why they killed him but.......
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i’m aware that’s not why they killed him
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Not disparaging you! Joke.
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I think this is not "tourism" at all. Some evangelical Christians believe they will score brownie points by converting others and they are backed in this mission by their churches. This idiot thought he would score extra points by going somewhere no other evangelical has preached the gospel. While Sentinel island in the Andamans is an extreme example, there are TOO MANY of these evangelicals in other parts of India and indeed elsewhere in the world. I have personally been to remote islands in the Pacific where on a small stretch of an unpaved road, there are about a dozen churches all sponsored by different groups of Americans.
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my sister thinks he was doing gods work and praised him for it...this made for an interesting thanksgiving debate
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Doubtless you referred to the First Nation or Pre Columbian perspective on Thanksgiving.......
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it’s just thanksgiving...the one where the pilgrims turned on the native americans after they helped them survive, then it turned into a genocide which decimated the native population of the americas...colonialism at it’s “best”
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I have no idea about that story, I always associated this festival with shopping.....
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Irreverently, I wonder if

a) Native Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with the same zeal as the broader population in the US and
b) Whether the missionary position means, now after the Sentinel thing, that you do it after you have an arrow or two sticking out of your body.

I feel for the guy's family, though.
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