posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 07:49 PM
Can you imagine being a North Korean and the very first communication you receive from Americans (or the free world for that matter) is a bible? I
think the average person could think of at least a handful of far more useful books to air-drop on North Koreans--ones that don't leave the impression
that we're out to control their minds just like totalitarian regime they live under does. Or yes, how about some food.
I think the way the following two sources report the same story speaks volumes as well.
Here's the Huffington Post headline:
Christian Group Seoul USA Air-Drops Bibles Over North Korea With Giant Balloons
and the opening paragraph:
Huffington Post article
Over the past year, Pastor Eric Foley and his Christian mission group, Seoul USA, have released around 50,000 40-foot homemade, hydrogen-filled
balloons outfitted with Bibles and personal testimonials over rural areas of the country, Fox News reports. Bibles are attached to the balloons in a
box or a bag.
The Fox News headline is a little different:
Bible drop: Christian group takes to sky to sneak Gospel into North Korea
as is the opening paragraph:
On a rainy afternoon last Spring, American pastor Eric Foley and his wife stood in a muddy field near the North Korea border and prayed – their
hands clasped to a 40-foot homemade balloon that would carry Bibles to the communist dictatorship's underground Christians.
"I get choked up, every time, as I let go and watch it take off," Foley told FoxNews.com.
I'll let the differences speak for themselves.
Wanted to add a thought to those who might not read the articles:
In North Korea, the practice of Christianity is illegal. Owning a Bible is a crime, and any person caught with one is sent – along with three
generations of his or her family – to prison
Food also wouldn't be getting anyone and (three generations of their family) thrown in a forced labor camp.
edit on 9-11-2013 by
theantediluvian because: (no reason given)