Skip to comments.After Branding Christianity a ‘National Security’ Threat, China Moves to ‘Sinicize’ Religion
Posted on 10/25/2017 8:22:54 AM PDT by huldah1776
While the Chinese government has branded all religion a national security threat, of paramount concern is Christianity. Christianity has seen such a dramatic surge in popularity that Christians reportedly outnumber Communist Party members in the country. In response to this phenomenon, the Chinese government announced the imposition of new regulations imposing onerous fines and jail time on Christians who participate in unauthorized travel to religious conferences, engage in unregistered Christian activities like house prayer, or refuse to abide by laws demanding the removal of any public displays of Christianity.
The law also bans members of the Communist Party from possessing any religious beliefs, posing a problem for the leaders of the authorized government churches. The Chinese government only recognizes two Christian religions: the Chinese Catholic Church and the Protestant Three-Self Patriotic Movement, both kept under the heel of Beijing officials. The Chinese government estimates that around 45 million people believe in one of the two religions. The real number of Chinese Christians is estimated to be closer to 127 million including those who reject the government-regulated churches and instead opt for house churches, which offer underground services not subject to the Communist Party message forced upon the sermons of government services.
Every Sunday, these 80 million Christians are acting with passive civil disobedience by choosing to not worship in the government-sanctioned churches, Pastor Bob Fu, who served prison time in China for illegal evangelism before arriving in the U.S. and founding the advocacy group China Aid, tells Breitbart News. Thats why I think the government is so nervous, because the number of Chinese Christians already outnumber the Communist Party [89 million]. You have this large number of Chinese people showing their allegiance to God alone and not willing to show total loyalty to the Communist Party leadership.
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Pope Francis is already working hard to Sinicize my religion.
Heh. “China’s not communist anymore”, they tell me.
I call him “Pope Che”.
China is awaiting her Constantine.
They still deny the individual and propagate the benefits of central planning. Much like the Godless Democrats.
Kinda like memorial crosses on "public land" (meaning, apparently, land visible to the public!).
Where have I heard this before?
"Christ's followers have continued to outrage people through two millennia; they are still outraging people today -- and paying the same terrible price. In China, authorities have tortured Christians to death by pouring molten metal over their heads. In North Korea, Christians are sent to re-education camps, tortured, and killed. In Saudi Arabia, the death penalty threatens anyone converting from Islam to Christianity.
Tyrants subject Christians to this ferocious treatment out of fear: The Christian's obedience to a higher authority threatens their own power. China's leaders, for example, are acutely aware of the role Christianity played in the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe -- and are determined not to let the same thing happen to them.
Since the first century, the story of the carpenter and the Cross has been attacked, ridiculed, driven underground. In the former Soviet Union, Communist leaders spent 70 years trying to wipe out belief. In the West, the story earned the contempt of Enlightenment thinkers and the followers of Darwin and Freud. Theologians have tried to de-mythologize the Bible, academics have torn it to shreds, and teachers have told generations of children that it's just a collection of myths.
The result? Two billion people worldwide put their faith in Him. The reason is simple: The story is true. God acted in time and space, providing hope for every human being."
China has cultural confidence to say “this is our culture, you will abide by it”.
Their handling of Muslim terrorists in the Urgyur (spelling?) areas is case study, though we wouldn’t put as many restrictions on the practice of the religion.
They’re also requiring the private boarding schools opened by Western programs in China to mix in Chinese cultural education with the more Western-style curriculum.
So China’s government is at least consistent to say “this is our culture, it will be taught to everyone everywhere in our borders”.
Maybe it's because Satan is their leader.
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