We are concerned about China religious freedom, but not other countries?

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    • #1944
      HassleCat
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      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-arrests-christians-in-escalating-crackdown/ar-BBR88bg?ocid=spartandhp

      China strictly regulates organized religion, and sometimes conducts crackdowns on religious groups that appear to be getting too big. This always stimulates much uproar among Christians in the United States, who seem to think all of this stems from China being run by “godless communists.” It’s interesting they don’t have much to say about Saudi Arabia, where loaning a Bible to a friend can result in execution.

      Personally, I think China is smarter about organized religion than we are. Yes, they are too repressive, but they avoid the problem of religious leaders meddling in secular politics. I wish we could figure out how to curtail religious incursions into our secular politics.

       

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      ‘Tis a pity.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

      • #1961
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        Not to mention pretty much any mega church you can throw a stone at.

        In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.

        Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.

        “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c

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