Re: Theos-World Re: Hello China, Atheism does not work
Jun 26, 2008 10:05 AM
I am no friend to totalitarian atheist china but I do recommend a deeper investigation of the sphere of religion in china proper. In Bejing there is a Chan Temple that has been there for many centuries and was allowed to continue even during purge days. There are two forms of Christian Churches in china the moderated Christian Church which is posted by Ministers trained by the communist government and actual Christian Churches often called "Door Churches" that are posted by real Ministers who adhere to Christianity, these can be unsanctioned by the Chinese government. The Falung Gong has been suppressed but still preserves a following. The Analects of Confucius,
The Great Learning, The Doctrine of the Mean, and the Works of Mencius are allowed and considered national Treasures of China. I like "The Four Books" by James Legge, Lib./Congress # 66-16894, 1966, Paragon Books Reprint Corp. (Reprint of his 1923 Shanghai Edition.
The Chinese have clicked on Tourist interest in classical historic China and are restoring many Buddhist Temples using State Funding. Their motives may be devious and self serving but it also butters another side.
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From: "Anand" <AnandGholap@gmail.com>
--- In email@example.com, "Richard Semock" <semockr@...> wrote:
> The dugpas that run CCP with an iron fist persecute all religions but
> they have a steady stream of foreigners paying big bucks for organ
> transplants that were harvested from Falun Gong practitioners and the
> like. The current leadership in there make the Nazi holocaust
> leadership look like school boys.
> 99% of China has dirt roads that become impassable when it rains yet
> they have the funds to build an express railway all the way up to
> Lhasa so you can see how motivated they are with evil intent to wipe
> out religious Tibet.
> Every time you walk into Walmart or any store for that matter to
> purchase cheap Chinese junk, you are aiding and abetting this evil.
It appears to me that religion has clearly failed in China. Perhaps
the solution is to revive some good religion like Christianity in
China. That will certainly give people required values to live and
code of conduct.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Anand" <AnandGholap@> wrote:
> > 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
> > 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
> > and they have democracy, freedom etc. whereas atheist China does not
> > have them.
> > Anand Gholap
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