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Planet Earth

Missionary Claims Those Killed in Cyclone Face Eternal Damnation

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyNovember 20, 2007 10:26 PM

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FromBaptist Press:

DHAKA, Bangladesh (BP)--In the hours before Cyclone Sidr reached the coastal areas of Bangladesh, Southern Baptists and other Christians began praying -- aware that the Category 4 storm potentially could usher hundreds of thousands into an eternity without Jesus. ... "Last night a lot of people died and entered an eternity of suffering," Neely said. "Almost none of them has heard a Christian testimony or biblical explanation of who Christ really is. They have never heard the truth about who God really is, who they are in His sight or what God's plan is to save us from our sin through Christ."

So let me get this straight--we're praying for people to survive because we don't want them to die without first being converted? And those people who did get killed by the cyclone go straight to hell because they're Muslims? I mean, I guess I know already that a lot of people think this way, but especially at this time of tragedy, I really just find it appalling. Over to you, PZ....

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