Dec 192012
 

BEIJING — Chinese leaders issued an order last year quietly directing universities to root out foreigners suspected of plotting against the Communist Party by converting students to Christianity.

The 16-page notice — obtained this month by a U.S.-based Christian group — uses language from the cold war era to depict a conspiracy by “overseas hostile forces” to infiltrate Chinese campuses under the guise of academic exchanges while their real intent is to use religion in “westernizing and dividing China.”

The document suggests that despite small signs of religious tolerance in recent decades, China’s ruling officials retain strong suspicion of religion as a tool of the West and a threat to the party’s authoritarian rule. And with the country’s top leadership in transition and looking to consolidate power, Chinese religious leaders worry that the stance is unlikely to change in the near future. [source]

No surprise here and over the last year we have seen the same kind of attitude displayed with China and Vatican relations with China taking more control of even the patriotic churches to keep them firmly under government control.

So glad to be living in a country with religious freedom. Well at least more religious freedom than China — for now.

  7 Responses to “When conversions are a threat”

  1. (((So glad to be living in a country with religious freedom. Well at least more religious freedom than China — for now.)))

    I kind of get your drift Jeff! Long story short, I think that “IT” is great that we have many Saints from the past that have done so much to let people know about Christ but we have so much work still to do around here in America before we start telling “The Chinese” what to do!

    STOP “IT” Victor! Who are you to be telling U>S (usual sinners) what we can tell others?

    Don’t be like that! Be nice sinner vic! I wasn’t telling ya what to do but don’t ya think that we should try to take the log out of our eyes before we attempt to take the sliver out of brothers and sisters eyes?

    DON’T TALK TO ME VICTOR! Your brother Joe was right when he said that you had Chinese Eyes!

    Now that was not nice to speak of the dead that way cause my brother Joe, God Bless his soul is not around to defend himself so me, myself and i don’t want to hear that again here, do ya hear?

    Sorry Vic! I forgot that about Two Thousand Years Ago, your Jesus was born and still wants U>S to continue to live a good life?

    That’s “IT”, I’m not talking to ya no more cause “I” think you’re being sarcastic NOW!

    WHO! MOI? Don’t be silly! We wouldn’t do that cause http://www.americancatholic.org/features/saintofday/default.aspx
    you might just complain to “ONE” of your Saints! :)

    Not funny sinner vic!

    Who’s laughing? :)

    Peace

    Peace

  2. China’s ruling officials retain strong suspicion of religion as a tool of the West and a threat to the party’s authoritarian rule.

    Have they seen the state of religion in the West? How could they possibly be concerned?!?

  3. sinner Vic, I think I found the odious Salvage.
    please glorious sinner Vic, we need you to pull down this self-centered blogger.

  4. (((sinner Vic, I think I found the odious Salvage.
    please glorious sinner Vic, we need you to pull down this self-centered blogger.)))

    Back to your drawing board Panda Rosa and mind your “P”s and “Q”s NOW!

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2012/12/who-is-q-the-mythical-world-of-bible-scholars.html

    By the way “Happy MY AM” New Year” and who knows if ya want to find salvage and sinner vic, they might both be on the edge getting stoned if ya get my drift NOW? :)

    Peace

  5. Did the world end? I wasn’t paying attention.

  6. (((Did the world end? I wasn’t paying attention.)))

    Seeing you ask! I must honestly say that me, myself and i had not heard about “IT” until late afternoon yesterday while my wife and i were sitting down having an early supper. Long story short, she told me that one of our five daughters told her that a well known Indian had told her about “IT” and forgive me folks but silly Victor laughed at “IT” again.

    I hear ya! sinner vic has been having a LOT of fun with “IT” here and there on the internet but trust me, not every blog is as kind as Jeff Miller, Fred Clark and Elizabeth Scalia when “IT” comes to posting your comments Victor?

    What are you “In sin you hate in” Panda Rosa? Are ya trying to say that the comment I made at
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2012/12/who-is-q-the-mythical-world-of-bible-scholars.html
    won’t get posted? What ever ya do don’t let sinner vic hear about “IT”!

    To late Victor! As for this so called priest who enjoys standing on his
    head and is a former Evangelical followed by an Anglican priest and NOW says that he’s a Catholic priest. Come on Victor if ya want to learn more about this “MAN” of gods, I mean God, just ask his wife and kids who depend on him for a living.

    STOP “IT” sinner vic cause you’re starting to sound just like salvage and ya know that salvage is not “Tall he rated” around here anymore! :(

    Sorry Victor! :)

    Peace

    My blog is part of my ministry and I have a wife and kids to support as well as run a busy parish.

  7. Bless you, friend Sinner Vic.

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