Tagged: Religion

Mad missionaries & toxic gifts

OCC logoThis was first posted in November 2007, but as it’s Operation Christmas Child time again, it’s being reposted.


 

I don’t know how many American missionaries there are, or where they all are, but there are a lot of them. I posted a story in June about the Joshua Project:

Our Mission … to highlight the people groups of the world that have the least Christian presence in their midst and to encourage pioneer church-planting among every ethnic people group.

I wrote “Mad missionaries” because they do seem to suffer from a collective psychosis. They’re programmed to go and poke their interfering evangelical noses into communities that “have the least Christian presence”, regardless of the existing religious beliefs, or lack of beliefs, of the people involved. Their unshakeable belief that they’re doing God’s will is not just misguided, it’s very destructive.

Joshua Project – Unreached Peoples of the World

Joshua Project
Our Purpose … to spread a passion for the supremacy of GOD in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.
Our Mission … to highlight the people groups of the world that have the least Christian presence in their midst and to encourage pioneer church-planting among every ethnic people group.

Joshua Project – Unreached Peoples of the World.

This is truly scary. These people want to convert everyone to Christianity, and I mean EVERYONE, but especially those who live in far flung places, minding their own business, without the same old gender bias as most of the ‘Christian’ world – that is, religious patriarchy. They might have a little competition, as there are equally determined Muslims who want everyone to see things their way, but they’re busy elsewhere so their paths don’t appear to have crossed – yet.