Isolated tribespeople believed to have killed US missionary who trespassed on remote island

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  1. Durandal

    Durandal Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    No miracles for this missionary..

    New Delhi (CNN)An American Christian missionary is thought to have been killed by tribespeople from one of the world's most isolated communities on a remote island hundreds of miles off the coast of India, according to officials.

    The 27-year-old American came to India on a tourist visa but came to the Andaman and Nicobar islands in October with the express purpose of proselytizing, Dependra Pathak, Director General of Police of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, told CNN.

    "We refuse to call him a tourist. Yes, he came on a tourist visa but he came with a specific purpose to preach on a prohibited island," Pathak said.

    He did not inform the police of his intentions to travel to the island to attempt to convert its inhabitants.

    The island, North Sentinel Island, is inhabited by the Sentinelese people, who are protected under Indian law. Just more than a dozen people are officially thought to live on the remote island in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago.

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    "The boat stopped 500-700 meters (1,640 - 2,300 ft) away from the island and (the American missionary) used a canoe to reach the shore of the island. He came back later that day with arrow injuries. On the 16th, the (tribespeople) broke his canoe.

    "So he came back to the boat swimming. He did not come back on the 17th; the fishermen later saw the tribespeople dragging his body around."

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    https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/21/asia/andaman-nicobar-us-missionary-killed-intl/index.html
     
  2. Paul7

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    "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."
     
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    VotreAltesse Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    There is a difference between being a good servant and being stupid.

    Its like the people that wrap rattlesnakes around themselves then wonder why they get bit.

    Talking in tongues?

    God already gave you a language so use it.

    Going to a remote island with a hostile tribe there?

    Yep, probably going to take an arrow to the knee. (Skyrim reference)
     
  5. WillReadmore

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    Weird post.

    Is Paul considered stupid for trying to convert Rome?

    I think babies and others learn the languages they want to learn.
     
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    Yes..... he had amazing courage after already being wounded and their destroying his canoe. Some Gentiles are a lot nicer than others.

    Romans 2:14
     

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