ELL: Re: Waiver
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Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 23:12:35 +0700
From: Matthew McDaniel <akha at loxinfo.co.th>
Organization: The Akha Heritage Foundation
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I don't think that there is a race alive that is not "racist".
But the point is that injustice is injustice and I am just as much
what the Chinese are doing in Tibet as what the missioaries are doing
but I am here first.
I have been amazed that the west activist groups have not cemented well
enough together a strategy on this Tibet situation.
But also, governments are disorganized (with maybe the Tibet exception)
this disorganization often allows a small group like the Akha to
the effect or escape its goals, but the shear number of missions slamming
Akha this is hardly possible.
I know of more numbers of foreigners opposing what the missions are doing
the Akha but not one Christian who does, and not one missionary who
what the main stream is doing. That may be the difference.
But when the missionaries get the rough times here I will be more than
to point out to them that they were so refusing to compromise over the
that they deserve no sympathy now.
Henry Szymonik wrote:
> > I think Matthew has fairly well put his point that evangelism is
> > inherently abusive.
> But is it inherently abusive? The Jehovah's Witnesses come to mind
> > with
> their going door-to-door trying to spread the word of God. Intrusive,
> yes, but no more so than door-to-door salespeople or phone solicitors.
> Forced converstion and forced suppression of native culture is not
> inherent to evangelism, and is counter to the Christian values
> > evangelists
> claim to uphold. If all Christians were so abusive and forceful, it
> > would
> seem that the world would be all Christian by now.
> People also have ignored the non-Christian examples of religious
> extremist. No one commented on my example of the destruction of the
> mosque in India by radical Hindus. What about Saudi Arabia where it is
> ILLEGAL to practice any religion other than Wahhabi Islam [remember
> > during
> the Gulf war how even our troops were forbidden to carry any
> Christian/Jewish symbols or openly conduct any Christian/Jewish
> ceremonies]. Look at what the Taliban is doing in Afghanistan.
> > Forcing
> men to grow beards, forbidding woman to go school, and punishing woman
> > who
> go unveiled are not policies of a white Jesus. Even Matthew mentions
> "Chinese Baptists" in Thailand. Speaking of China, look at their
> > recent
> violent suppression of that sect [the name escapes me now] or their
> efforts to suppress Tibetan Buddhism, by hand-picking their own Panchan
> Lama and flooding Tibet with Han Chinese in order to dilute Tibetan
> culture and language.
> Those in power can be abusive regardless of race.
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The Akha Heritage Foundation
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Mobile Phone Number: Sometimes hard to reach while in Mountains.
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