Fugitives from Fundamentalism

The Musings of Adult Missionary Kids (MKs) & Former Born-Again Believers

“I love you — but I – must – kill – you!”

Posted by Clamence/The Chaplain on August 20, 2009

I remember seeing an episode of The Simpsons in which Homer is obsessed, Captain Ahab style, with this giant fish that lives in a lake. He sets out to catch the fish, and – after many diversions – he finally hauls the 500-or-so-pound gold-colored fish into his rowboat. He then begins to beat the fish repeatedly with one of his oars, while he shouts, “I love you — but I – must – kill – you!”

I was reminded of this episode after reading the following story, “TEARS FLOW AT FATHER-AND-SON DRAMA,” Paulo posted in a recent discussion. I highly recommend you read the story. It is written from the point of view of the missionary members of New Tribes Mission. The people in attendance at this religious event are obviously sincere in their beliefs, as none of them reacted with the outrage I would have expressed at the reenactment of the near murder of Isaac by his father Abraham (according to the Bible). I can’t post any pictures using this stupid computer of mine, so if any other contributors want to add a big version of the picture from that story, please do. I think it will add a nice emotional affect.

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Paulo said: Here you go:

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4 Responses to ““I love you — but I – must – kill – you!””

  1. The Chaplain said

    Thank you! See what I mean about the emotional affect? If I was a villager, I wouldn’t stand a chance.

  2. JN said

    Good thing the ram decided show up for work that day. I heard he can be a real diva.

  3. Jerry said

    This is a good example of the perverse morality contained in the Bible. They teach their children these twisted tales and call them good examples of obedience. Sorry for quoting the Bible, but it seems so appropriate and ironic: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil. . .” (Isa. 5:20).

  4. Paulo said

    No matter how many times I look at this picture, it’s still freaky. They must have put quite a show for the natives. (“What is that crazy white man doing?!?”)

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