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Case 208: John Chau

Case 208: John Chau

Update: 2022-04-2345
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In 2018, American missionary John Chau sailed out to North Sentinel, a forested island off the coast of India. He intended to spread the word of God to the Sentinelese, a small population of indigenous people considered the most remote tribe in the world. Yet, the Sentinelese have made it very clear to outsiders that they desire isolation above all else.



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Comments (137)

rob mol

The first arrow shot at him that hit his Bible was a sign. Should have counted his blessings and went home

May 10th
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IL DUCE

I love how all these people are sooo happy that John died because those people deserve their own lands and faiths, but when I say I don't want jews and Arabs in mine, people lose their fucking minds.

May 10th
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Vera Braineater

I found this an interesting choice for this podcast to cover, a little out of place but that's ok. I could listen to "Casey" talk about laundry drying on a line and still be captivated lol John Chau was a fool and got what he deserved imo

May 4th
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David Charles Luke Millis

idiot

Apr 29th
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The Everyday Bombshell

There's nothing and no one to prosecute. We have a stand your ground law in most States and the funny thing is most Christians support it. This is no different. He trespassed into their territory and while he did not have any bad intentions they had already had reason to not want outsiders in namely the fact that they could get diseases that they are not vaccinated from or protected from. in their eyes he was putting their lives at risk. this was self-defense as far as the tribe is concerned.

Apr 27th
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The Everyday Bombshell

This is not true crime. This is just plain ignorance. I'm an anthropologist and the Sentinelese have made it very clear that there will be consequences if they are not allowed to live on their own. Repeatedly they have asked, then they demanded and now, they are enforcing it. GOD GAVE US FREE WILL. RESPECT THAT. It is one thing to share the gospel with people who are willing to listen. it's another thing to force it upon them. Forced conversion is false conversion. this wasn't brave. It was egotistical and prideful. I don't think this was about God I think this was about being a "missionary hero". It is ignorant.

Apr 27th
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Melissa

Jesus! the balls on John. Just because your God says to do something doesn't mean you should do it. Think for yourself.

Apr 26th
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Jeepster Peepster

Ugh the utter arrogance of people who think they need to convert other people 🤮

Apr 26th
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Earl Kemble

Cupid stunt

Apr 25th
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Pat

That's a brave man for trying to bring the Gospel to those people. Not sure that I would do it the way he did but he tried. Jim Elliot also did not have a "failed" mission trip as his widow continued his vision and was able to reach the group that martyred her husband and 4 others. Elizabeth Elliots books help other missionaries prepare better for life among unreached people groups. John 3:16

Apr 25th
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Anita Simaganis

as a Native American I will never ever understand 'missionary work' the unmitigated gall needed to do it

Apr 24th
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bad motherfucker

read the room john

Apr 24th
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MunkyGirl

Shoulda taken the hint John! 🤷🏼‍♀️

Apr 23rd
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ARN

as if "Christians" are the beacon of morality and pious behavior! total arrogance.

Apr 23rd
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Katie Zacarias

Oh John, the sentinelese people were doing just fine without learning about the word of god

Apr 23rd
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