U.S. Missionary killed on North Sentinel Island

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Tim_Tex
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25 Nov 2018, 2:17 pm

When even the Indian government won’t touch a part of its own territory, that should tell you something.

https://pix11.com/2018/11/25/indian-authorities-struggle-to-retrieve-us-missionary-feared-killed-on-remote-island/amp/


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25 Nov 2018, 2:28 pm

This happened last week. Personally, I'm with the indigenous people on this one.


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25 Nov 2018, 4:18 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
When even the Indian government won’t touch a part of its own territory, that should tell you something.

https://pix11.com/2018/11/25/indian-authorities-struggle-to-retrieve-us-missionary-feared-killed-on-remote-island/amp/

The government won’t go there out of courtesy not fear.



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25 Nov 2018, 6:34 pm

sentinelese aren't worth contacting.


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25 Nov 2018, 8:27 pm

That's what you get for trying to tell someone that their religion is BS and yours is the only one that matters. He hadn't actually done that yet but he was on his way to because that's what missionaries do.


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25 Nov 2018, 8:54 pm

Kiprobalhato wrote:
sentinelese aren't worth contacting.

Why not?



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25 Nov 2018, 9:04 pm

Sentiment here seems to be "he had it coming." That's how I feel, anyway. When you consider he could have wiped out their whole population with some germ he didn't even know he carried, well, he had it coming.


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26 Nov 2018, 10:09 am

It's one thing to be martyred for one's beliefs.

It's another thing to intentionally walk into a place where you know you're likely to be killed before you can say, "I come in peace".

"Asked for it" is a little harsh, but not by much.



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26 Nov 2018, 10:10 am

AnneOleson wrote:
Kiprobalhato wrote:
sentinelese aren't worth contacting.
Why not?
They'll target you for death the moment you set foot on their island, and then kill you at the first opportunity.

:roll: Duh.



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26 Nov 2018, 1:04 pm

i meant they should be left alone.


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26 Nov 2018, 1:59 pm

Kiprobalhato wrote:
i meant they should be left alone.
100% Agreed.

If the man was killed for his religion, then he is a martyr for that religion.

If the man was killed for trespassing, then he is a martyr to stupidity.



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26 Nov 2018, 2:08 pm

It was on the same level of stupidity as if he had snuck into a prison during a prison riot.



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26 Nov 2018, 6:48 pm

It's not so much that the missionary was exhibiting stupidity (I am sure he thought he was martyring himself for his god), but the moral disrespect for a group of people who want the modern world to stay out of their lives.


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26 Nov 2018, 8:42 pm

Kiprobalhato wrote:
i meant they should be left alone.

Ok. I thought you meant that they were worthless.



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27 Nov 2018, 4:22 am

Seems bad form to be snarky about his death , but it does seem rather self-inflicted. I don't understand why he thought gifting a football and talking about the bible to a people with no concept of written language and a history of killing trespassing outsiders would end well.


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28 Nov 2018, 10:40 am

If Jehovahs Witness won’t even go there,he should have known better.


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