Latinwolf: Missionaries have been preaching to the Pirahãs 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 Pirahãs 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."They better hope the fundies don't decide to invade that place and wipe them out for being heretics.
Darkrover2: What an enlightened and safe part of the world, Brazil is! Good thing folks from all over the world get to go there for the World Cup and the next Olympics!!
TheManofPA: Will I still get my 2-day shipments with prime on time?
Mid_mo_mad_man: Nothing sad about this. A farming culture wipes out hunter gathers. Just natural order of things.
Magorn: Mid_mo_mad_man: Nothing sad about this. A farming culture wipes out hunter gathers. Just natural order of things.Would like a word with you about the "Natural order of things", soft, dirt scratcher:[www.greenprinteronline.com image 523x450]
fireclown: [greenobles.com image 697x1121]Someone say Amazons?
StoPPeRmobile: [upload.wikimedia.org image 320x200]
TheHighlandHowler: Andromeda: Wow, people suck./threadjack: does anyone remember the name of a book by a guy who went off for a year to live with a tribe in the Amazonian rainforest and they had completely opposite morals/standards than many other Western societies? saw it in a Fark thread once but forgot the name of it, and just reminded of this now...An Amazon tribe converts the missionary
ShawnDoc: An Amazon tribe converts the missionaryThe book is fantastic. Really interesting stuff.
ObscureNameHere: StoPPeRmobile: [upload.wikimedia.org image 320x200]Good god... is that "Seven Cities of Gold" for the C64? Played the hell out of that game! (20 years ago...)
ShawnDoc: The book is fantastic. Really interesting stuff.
gadian: It isn't my fault, I've always thought gold was ugly. If I could completely eliminate it from my life I would. And diamonds are just rocks. You might as well walk around with clods of dirt tied to your body. Don't understand it, never will, it holds no value for me.
Slaxl: syberpud: Fluorescent Testicle: super_grass: Eh, you can't hide from civilization forever. Sooner or later you get dragged into the 21st century kicking and screaming.Wouldn't that require them to still be alive?/Holy fark, people suck.According to the article, 3 survived./still sucks.Makes me wonder how many times similar things happen but no one lives to tell the tale.
vudukungfu: Why does the white man lust after the yellow rock?
careless lisper: willfullyobscure: RELIGION OF PEACEWTF does that even mean? I didn't see any part of the article that eluded to the religious beliefs of the raping, murdering Brazilian miners. Maybe I missed that part.
cryinoutloud: I watched a show on 60 Minutes that was about Indians and how much they love to buy gold. There are companies that will sell them gold on payment plans, and the people get little payment books, so they can have their gold and pay for it gradually. I don't remember all the reasoning as to why Indians love gold so much, but if you want to blame someone for hoarding or over-valuing gold, blame them.India's love affair with goldHere's what your well-dressed Indian bride looks like:You'd better be wearing lots of gold, and it had better be obvious.
Need_MindBleach: Could the Brazilian government hand out a satellite phone to every remote village in the Amazon, and call in the Venezuelan National Guard or whatever the equivalent is whenever some farkers try and do something like this?
MeanJean: Mid_mo_mad_manNothing sad about this. A farming culture wipes out hunter gathers. Just natural order of things.Nothing sad about the murder of those innocent people. After all, they were Indians, so its not like they were real people or anything, amirite? Just the natural order of things./fark you, by the way
Mid_mo_mad_man: MeanJean: Mid_mo_mad_manNothing sad about this. A farming culture wipes out hunter gathers. Just natural order of things.Nothing sad about the murder of those innocent people. After all, they were Indians, so its not like they were real people or anything, amirite? Just the natural order of things./fark you, by the wayThis type of thing has been happening since man walked the earth. Indians themselves did it to. Look what happen to the tribes that did got firearms and horses as quick as their neighbors
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