Many people of faith went far and wide in search of plunder in the form of riches and souls. After all, their idea of good works was also to try and convert the natives.<quoted text>
It was more often than NOT, people of the faith(s) that went far and wide, and treated the diseased and sick...then ;ending Science the knowledge they had gained in doing so.
Too many documented cases of that fact, to not beleive it.
I see no need to CONdemn people of any faith, who try and do good works. They are just as WORTHY, as those of little or no faith, who do the same, and even MORE worthy, than those who do nothing but condemn others for doing so.
They would go to remote places and attempt to substitute the locals ju-ju with their own brand of ju-ju.
"They came with a Bible and their religion, stole our land, crushed our spirit, and now tell us we should be thankful to the Lord for being saved."
"When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land."