In many places in the world, the only modern medical care available is provided by Christian missionaries. Thus, the main people fighting the Ebola epidemic in Africa are missionaries and the hospitals they operate. Some of these missionaries are themselves getting Ebola. And yet they don’t stop serving.
Of course, we shouldn’t forget the service of other religions that present themselves as being compassionate–Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism–as well as atheists, with their benevolence and humanism. Oh, wait. They don’t do any of this. It’s just the Christians.
UPDATE: A thousand apologies to those of other religions and no religions who also have ministries of mercy of one kind or another! Thank you commenters and Friendly Atheist for setting the record straight. [Read more...]