Oh FFS. More love from the christians?
A church in Sweden is set to use military drones (I assume that means the sort that has blown them to bits already) to drop electronic bibles in the Middle East where westerners are cut off from.
The mind boggles. In places where the west has flattened the fuck out of everything by bombing, it's hard to understand how a drone dropping anything at all will be seen as friendly, let alone an encouragement to read about the western imaginary sky man and talking snake.
So apparently in between sitting around in the ruble of western aggression, after getting a paltry meal from western charity for the pleasure of being bombed, these people are going to suddenly be converted to a religion that much of the US has adhered to and which has likely contributed to the west's aggression against them as a people. All the west's rhetoric against their own form of belief will suddenly be forgiven and forgotten as they embrace the religion of their attackers.
"@livetsord will start using military drones, three meters wide, to drop thousands of electronic Bibles over closed areas in the Middle East. Let's pray the message of God's love in Christ will conquer that of darkness and hate!"
The apparent logic of the Swedish church Livets Ord, or "Word of Life," is that by using a tactic that simulates the airstrikes that have traumatized a region, they will bring light and love and maybe convert some Muslims to Christianity.
"We start our project in a few weeks and hope to drop thousands of Bibles," the church's website says. The Bibles are "pillbox"-size and will supposedly be dropped from high altitude by a contractor hired by the church.
Faced with scorn from the media, Christian Akerhielm, the church's missions director, has emphasized that the drone campaign adds to their good work in the region, which involves distributing aid at refugee camps.
"The project has been in the media portrayed as an ‘attack on IS’ or with the terror group as the main target. This is not true," Akerhielm said, referring to the Islamic State. "This mission's project is closer to traditional smuggling of Bibles, and it is not connected to any military or aggressive action in any way." over closed areas in the Middle East. Let's pray the message of God's love in Christ will conquer that of darkness and hate!"Washington Post