Yeah! I have been to those countries and seen those "missions". The churches are usually pristine huge affairs with hovels and shanty towns built next to them. The "missionaries" out giving out bibles and platitudes rather than real help. Reporting back to mother church places that are trying to help women by making safe abortion an option over mutilationd
Originally Posted by churchmouse
As for your last comment - I can only shake my head
Whilst it is true that people, even in the direst circumstances can find something to laugh about - that does not mean they are "happy" - not with the disease burden that many of the poorest areas in the world suffer
The internet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhoea -- massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind- boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it.
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not adding it to a fruit salad