Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Carrie Fisher and Helen Roseveare

I'd like to make one more point about Carrie Fisher. I don't have a problem with people who are saddened by her death. And I don't think it's a zero sum game, where you have to be terribly finicky about whose life and death you comment on. But we do need to raise the bar so that we have a standard of comparison. For instance, here's a truly admirable woman, who died this year. Indeed, died the very same month as Carrie Fischer:

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  1. This is the first I've heard of her - ever. On the one hand her mission work dwarfs that of Elisabeth (Elliot) Gren, although because Mrs. Gren made herself quite known over the years she had a greater influence on new generations of missionaries. On the other hand, that's the point. We haven't known about Helen Roseveare because the media hasn't seen her as newsworthy enough for our consumption. You can't mourn the passing of someone you haven't known much less eulogize. I daresay if people in general knew more of missionaries like Helen the population might not have quite the antipathy against Christianity.