This 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.