before contact

These people in the amazon apparently currently are living 'before contact'. In the video, the fellow says they should have the choice about whether they want to be contacted or not, but I don't think its possible for anyone to know what 'contact' means until after it happens. These folks have a particular understanding of the world, and for anyone to come from a different place, whether that is a religious, intellectual or geographic place, is going to change their world.

The question then, is will they be benefitted by contact? and what is benefit? is technology going to make their lives better? knowing about the outside world? I think they live in wonderful bliss, and we should just leave them alone. Protect their land from anyone, that would be great.

From a missionary standpoint? if they have lived for so many thousands of years without contacting anyone, and they have a relationship of some kind with God. If God is a loving God, and they wanted to be right with Him, we can assume things are alright.

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