Perspectives

Western perspective:

A: Cotton only grows in warm, dry environments.
B: London is cold and rainy.

Does cotton grow in London?

“Clearly not.”

African perspective:

A: Cotton only grows in warm, dry environments.
B: London is cold and rainy.

Does cotton grow in London?

“I don’t know; I’ve never been to London.”

2 thoughts on “Perspectives

  1. This was told to me as a true example of conversations with Africans. To me it represents how urgently we need to put ourselves in the minds of the original audience when reading Scripture; they often did not share our assumptions.

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