A RIVETING and hugely satisfying report on BBC Radio 4 today tells the story of a missionary who was charged by an American missionary group with taking the Gospel to the little understood Pirahãs tribe in the Amazon – only to realise how ridiculous his faith in Christianity was.

… read about it at The Freethinker

H/T: August Berkshire


  1. #1 Lilian Nattel
    March 4, 2009

    I like the title of his book.

  2. #2 Romeo Vitelli
    March 4, 2009

    So how soon before the Pirahas start sending missionaries over here?

  3. #3 the real Napoleon Champagne
    March 4, 2009

    Maybe it was the sight of all those smiling, nakid natives that aroused his interest in how the other half live…

  4. #4 David Lee
    March 4, 2009

    Amazonian tribe: 1 Jebus: 0

  5. #5 Nathan Myers
    March 4, 2009

    Romeo: First they would have to acknowledge that what we call “here” exists, even though they can’t see it.