Friday, January 20, 2006

Triumph From Tragedy

BY DAVID M. HOWARD JR.
Friday, January 20, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST

On Jan. 8, 1956, five American missionaries were speared and hacked to death by a group of Auca Indians in the deepest jungles of Ecuador, making headlines around the world. A movie commemorating the 50th anniversary of the event--and the stranger-than-fiction tale that followed--is being released today. "End of the Spear," based on a 2005 book by Steve Saint, the son of one of the slain missionaries, will be shown in 1,200 theaters across the country. More from the Wall Street Journal...

3 Comments:

At 8:02 PM, Anonymous JBryan said...

A movie where a group of men come uninvited into a foreign land to bring a message of hope and peace to a group of people trapped by their own ignorance. And the men are murdered for their trouble.

I think the movie was called "Mississippi Burning"

 
At 1:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always hate seeing Christians go into another culture and condemn and tell the people that their culture, which they have followed for thousands of years, is wrong.

Totally not right. The Christian reconstructionist need to stay out of other cultures and leave people alone.

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger Thinking in Ohio said...

Anonymous should have read the article link. This tribe's culture needed changing.

 

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