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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Skeeve
Ran across this on Fark today.

Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
by Daniel L. Everett

http://www.seacoa...-904120305

Missionaries have been preaching to the Pirahăs for 200 years and have converted not one. Everett did not know this when he first visited them in 1977 at age 26. A missionary and a linguist, he was sent to learn their language, translate the Bible for them, and ultimately bring them to Christ.

Instead, they brought him to atheism. "The Pirahăs have shown me that there is dignity and deep satisfaction in facing life and death without the comfort of heaven or the fear of hell and in sailing toward the great abyss with a smile."


I'm going to add this one to my wish list for future purchase...it really does sound like a good read.
"The world is my country, and do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
 
catman
Wow. That sounds great!
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
 
Hypatia
Sounds great. It's on my list now.
 
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