ELL: New SIL Alias
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From: Matthew McDaniel <akha at loxinfo.co.th>
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possibly it was meant that one doesn't have to have evidence to
investigation, in which it can be documeted.
But there is a greater point here. I may not be able to on every
or have the time to get the photographic documentation of the step by
conversations and deceptions that the Chinese Baptists use to get a
seperated from its culture, but I know damn well what they are doing.
This is the whole problem with the scientific method in the first
those who trust it.
Look where it has got us in the world, the scientists telling us that
we don't have a study, the stuff must be safe but a moron would know
is only about the money line and that they know that all the studies
long time to catch up.
It doesn't take a moron to tell you that if you are dumping 7 million
of paraquat in Thailand every year that the earth is going to be
and a few people too. But do you need evidence? I don't think so.
just a delaying tactic.
I was in a village the other day, there were some missionaries
evidence went like this. " I know what you are doing, you know what
doing, and you aren't going to do it here." Period.
About real important things we either don't need or don't use
don't need evidence of what can be going wrong for my daughter on a
what is going wrong, but the kid who picked her up don't need
what I got in the closet nor my willingness to use it.
Bill Poser wrote:
> I am stunned at the idea that asking for evidence is excessively
> "technical", as J. Diego Quesada suggests. Surely one does not make
> accusations, much less take action, on the basis of pure
> Now, if the New Tribes Mission is engaged in nefarious activity,
> would certainly be consistent with reports I have heard, it should
> condemned and if possible countered. But in the absence of any
> reason to
> believe the NTM and the SIL to be the same organization there can
> be no
> basis for the accusation that the SIL is using an alias.
> The example of the fascist coup in Chile in 1973 is irrelevant. There
> was clear evidence that it was an anti-democratic coup, and that, and
> the subsequent behaviour of the Pinochet regime, provided an ample basis
> for opposition to the regime. There was plenty of evidence.
> Bill Poser
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