• 被綁架的人質:短宣。阿富汗。國際角力

    兩個星期前,阿富汗的塔利班(Taliban)綁架了南韓教會短宣隊(cf. Wikinews),並且已經槍殺了兩名人質。只是,從阿富汗政府「第一次」發表拒絕「以囚犯換人質」的聲明(cf. Newsvine)來看,這件事恐怕難以平安落幕。

    Taliban Clouding U.S., South Korea Ties這篇文章(cf. OhmyNews)為南韓、美國、阿富汗政府之間的權力關係,下了一個這樣的註解:
    For South Korea, without any particular leverage to free the hostages, it goes without saying that one source of pessimism about the hostages is whether the Bush administration has the means and willpower to negotiate with the Taliban rebels, in an atmosphere complicated by rumors and ambiguous intelligence. Yet the problem is there is a fairly strong consensus view here in South Korea that remaining a detached spectator of the tragedy, the United States should stop opposing one version of “no negotiations with terrorists.”
    這個綁架事件,在南韓內部引起正反兩方的討論(cf. Global Voices Online)。而或許對大多數的人來說,他們難以理解的是:為什麼這二十幾個南韓京畿道盆唐(Bundang)泉水教會的基督徒要在準備不周的情況下,不顧政府禁令地前往阿富汗?

    嗯,除了「大使命」之外,恐怕教會界內部的(市場?)競爭也是個關鍵吧。Korean Missionaries Under Fire這篇報導(cf. Time)就說了:
    Many of Korea's Christians are passionate evangelists, exhibiting the zeal of the newly converted. Evangelical Protestantism is a relatively recent arrival on the peninsula, having taken hold only after the Korean War. Now, fully one-third of the 45 million people in this traditionally Confucian society follow the practices of Jesus (about 10% are Roman Catholic). An estimated 16,000 Korean Christians were working around the world as missionaries in more than 150 countries last year. Most Korean missionaries work in China, and go there under the guise of being researchers, or businessmen, so they won't be imprisoned for proselytizing. Russia is apparently the next most popular destination for Korean missionaries, followed by Europe and South East Asia.

    An unfortunate side to the evangelical movement in Korea is increased competition. Churches number in the tens of thousands here, and are competing so intensely for members that pastors feel pressured to engage in a kind of one-upmanship: sending congregants on as many overseas missions as possible. New markets and riskier missions tend to garner more publicity, which until now has translated into more kudos and ultimately more money for the pastor and the church.
    雖然說,在去與不去之間,有時候實在很難取捨與評論,只是當我在youtube上看到這隻「據說」是南韓教會在阿富汗短宣紀錄的短片時,還是會忍不住碎唸:這是什麼跟什麼啊?!


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    10 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    我想去的動機跟被綁求援可能需要分開討論,因為不論去的動機為何,綁架並殺害人就不該是個對的行為。

    雖然我不是基督徒,也對影片中的文字皺眉,不過我想宗教的宣導片大致上是如此,放在一起討論應該沒有太大助益。

    豬小草 said...

    匿名者:

    我並沒有說塔利班的綁架是對的。

    我這篇文章本來就是把「宣教動機」和「綁架」分開來,並且只是單純的討論南韓教會的宣教方式,以及教會界對「國際政治」的無視(或者,刻意忽視)。

    andy said...

    送給那幾個韓國人一句話;歡喜做,甘願受!

    judie35 said...

    今天自由時報有篇投書值得放在一起看:
    http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/2007/new/aug/1/today-o5.htm

    豬小草 said...

    補兩則新聞:
    南韓人激辯海外傳教
    南韓人質危機惡化 美阿反恐備受考驗

    JOE said...

    我也是推 自由時報馬超賢的投書!!

    "南韓福音教會如果當初沒有派傳教士前往阿國「神學士」份子活躍的地區宣教,並叫阿富汗穆斯林「叛教」,那就不會發生前述悲劇。雖然伊斯蘭教禁止殺害平民、婦女、小孩,但福音教會的全體宣教人員已被視為對伊斯蘭教宣戰的來犯敵人,並不是一般人眼中的「遊客」。

    我們盼望人質事件儘快落幕,亦希望非穆斯林及西方國家都能尊重伊斯蘭教國度及其信徒,真心的彼此和諧共生"

    豬小草 said...

    joe:

    我可以理解馬超賢教長的立場,但是沒有辦法「推」他的文章;因為,就算沒有南韓人,塔利班還是會綁架其他人(例如德國記者)。

    這篇報導裡,馬超賢教長把所有問題都推給西方媒體,只是問題恐怕沒那麼簡單吧。

    a23456 said...

    穆斯林可以在歐洲和美國興建清真寺和傳播伊斯蘭教,韓國基督徒去阿富汗傳教,就是「挑釁」、「叫陣」?

    馬超賢說的"因為穆斯林除不會把自己的信仰、思想、好惡、習慣等強加於他人,也不希望或容許他人冒犯或詆毀自己的信仰,"
    只要懂歷史或國際政治就知道是錯的,現代蘇丹政府就在迫害蘇丹南部信基督宗教和泛靈論的黑人。

    豬小草 said...

    GVO相關討論:">南韓:網民的意見 ≠ 公民的意見

    豬小草 said...

    肥醫生這篇「南韓人質、即食短宣文化與香港教徒」很值得一看,文中的相關連結算是兩種立場的好參考吧。

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