Chinese govt's repression of Christians

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Chinese govt's repression of Christians

Postby Luke » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:12 pm

"China is undergoing a diverse spiritual renaissance – Daoism, Buddhism and Islam have all seen a significant increase in believers. But there is one religion in particular that has experienced phenomenal growth, Christian evangelism.

The number of worshippers remains unknown, as there are two types of church in China - the officially sanctioned churches and the underground churches.

But with the government concerned that a growing evangelist movement could threaten social harmony, the state is cracking down on groups that try to stay out of government control; and, as this film shows, on those who try to report on it."

http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes ... 41957.html

This video focuses on Christians in China, but these issues of religious repression in China are encountered by people of all faiths in China.

May religious freedom spread throughout China!
Om Mani Peme Hung
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Re: Chinese govt's repression of Christians

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:19 am

One of the main reasons why Evangelical Christianity is popular in China is because it is very American, and thus very cool.
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Re: Chinese govt's repression of Christians

Postby Kyosan » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:46 pm

What are these restrictions on Christian evangelists? The video wasn't clear about it. I suspect they are mostly restrictions on proselytization.
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Dualism is the real root of our suffering and all of our conflicts.

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The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

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Re: Chinese govt's repression of Christians

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:18 am

Also, during the Catholic Mass, during communion where the priest would normally recite the liturgy
at the point where Jesus says
“Take this and eat it, all of you; this is my Body which will be given up for you"
instead, they changed it to:
"Take this and divide it equally among the workers and peasants in the struggle against running dog imperialists and their lackeys".
:rolling:
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The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

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Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.


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