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Hello China, Atheism does not work

Jun 23, 2008 09:37 AM
by Anand

Today China is considered by many of the nations as threat to the
world and not as a friend. 
China is one of the countries which give least freedom to it's
citizens. And it is also among the least developed countries.
As religions (or lack of religions) influence values, thinking,
culture of the people to considerable extent, I gave thought to
religious composition of China. Here is the religious profile of
China's population.

Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian 3%-4%, Muslim 1%-2%
note: officially atheist (2002 est.)

You will notice that most of the population belongs to Buddhism and
Taoism which are atheist religions. When Buddha gave a kind of atheist
teaching, there might be some factors to justify such a teaching. 
It appears from above statistics that today present religious
composition has not helped China much. Western countries are Christian
and they have democracy, freedom etc. whereas atheist China does not
have them.

Anand Gholap

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