Posted by Brian at 8:54 AM
Christian, my ass.
I know that the article says this is an exception, and not the rule, but it certainly can't help the cause of religious peace worldwide to deny starving people food because they won't convert.
Jubilant at seeing the relief trucks loaded with food, clothes and the much-needed medicines the villagers, many of who have not had a square meal in days, were shocked when the nuns asked them to convert before distributing biscuits and water.Now as I recall from my reading of the Gospels, Jesus didn't ask for a profession of faith when he was feeding the crowds with the loaves and the fishes, and the people he fed weren't victims of a natural disaster. Maybe that church group ought to come to the states and preach the evil of Spongebob instead--they'll do far less damage to the credibility of Christianity that way.
Heated arguments broke out as the locals forcibly tried to stop the relief trucks from leaving. The missionaries, who rushed into their cars on seeing television reporters and the cameras refusing to comment on the incident and managed to leave the village.
Disappointed and shocked into disbelief the hapless villagers still await aid.