Through satellite technology a totally primitive, untouched people group has recently been discovered in Brazil near the Peruvian border. A Brazilian government official said:
The main threats to the integrity of these groups are illegal fishing, hunting, logging, mining, agro-pastoralists with large clearings, missionary activities and frontier situations, such as drug trafficking.”
Wow! God forbid these people become exposed to anything that might actually HELP them. Let them die of cancer. Let their children die of diseases that are easily treatable. Let them live in spiritual darkness, without hope.
In the past several centuries, the “integrity” of thousands of groups like this untouched group have been violated by Christian missionaries who have been the catalysts for all kinds of changes: improved living conditions, urgent medical care, literacy, hope, and even peace between warring villages/tribes. Call it an arrogant, superior complex. Call it Western snobbery. I call it loving people and helping them.