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Amazonian tribe convert Christian Missionary

Amazonian tribe convert Christian Missionary

The tables turn on Christian missionary Daniel Everett, when on a mission to convert the Piraha tribe of Brazil. Excerpt from his book, Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes.

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Guest: Jamba (2566 days ago)
Latest comment: Good Story. All religion is superstition and mythology. There is no more reason to believe in the Christian mythology than any other. I was glad to hear the Piraha were smart enough to ignore him. Many cultures were not...........and eventually lost their land to the missionaries.
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Latest comment: Good Story. All religion is superstition and mythology. There is no more reason to believe in the Christian mythology than any other. I was glad to hear the Piraha were smart enough to ignore him. Many cultures were not...........and eventually lost their land to the missionaries.
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Guest: (2566 days ago)
It's amazing that these tribes survived so long without his religion, eh? How do they live without being saved from our "high up father"? Why do they only believe in what they can see? Why does he think they need to be saved now? Oh so many logically sarcastic questions unanswered due to a warped man.
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It's amazing that these tribes survived so long without his religion, eh? How do they live without being saved from our "high up father"? Why do they only believe in what they can see? Why does he think they need to be saved now? Oh so many logically sarcastic questions unanswered due to a warped man.
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Guest: (2568 days ago)
Why does "civilised" man think that they can go into other religions/ways of life and interfere. Only ego does it. katx
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Why does "civilised" man think that they can go into other religions/ways of life and interfere. Only ego does it. katx
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Guest: vaughan (2567 days ago)
Couldn't agree more. Religion and, especially, missionaries are so damned presumptuous. Marvellous that these so-called primitive people don't even need a word for 'higher power'. Our civilisations could learn so much from them!
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Couldn't agree more. Religion and, especially, missionaries are so damned presumptuous. Marvellous that these so-called primitive people don't even need a word for 'higher power'. Our civilisations could learn so much from them!
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Guest: (2568 days ago)
wow, great
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wow, great
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London1 London1 (2566 days ago)
Disgusting that church sends these "envoys" out into the world to "save" peoples who have no need of saving.
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Disgusting that church sends these "envoys" out into the world to "save" peoples who have no need of saving.
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Guest: (2569 days ago)
that was amazing, appart from the bit where his wife left him...
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that was amazing, appart from the bit where his wife left him...
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