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2009-06-12 China-Japan-Koreas
China to Christians: assimilate or be supressed
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Posted by ryuge 2009-06-12 08:02|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6472 views ]  Top

#1 The begining of the end of Communist China.
Posted by Art 2009-06-12 10:21||   2009-06-12 10:21|| Front Page Top

#2 Remember that China is still traumatized from the Taiping Rebellion, perhaps the second bloodiest conflict in human history after WWII. Though divorced from any real Christianity, its leader, "The Son of Heaven", declared himself to be Jesus' younger brother. All based on a religious tract he had been given by missionaries.

It was recounted that after some of their pitched battles against the Imperial army, that someone could not walk on ground for the bodies over a five square mile area.

14 years of utter butchery.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiping_Rebellion
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-06-12 10:43||   2009-06-12 10:43|| Front Page Top

#3 Thanks for the history lesson Moose. Another day at Rantburg U.
Posted by Steve White 2009-06-12 12:41||   2009-06-12 12:41|| Front Page Top

#4 Flashman was there in Flashman and the Dragon. Awesomely entertaining book.
Posted by rjschwarz 2009-06-12 13:17||   2009-06-12 13:17|| Front Page Top

#5 Remember that China is still traumatized from the Taiping Rebellion, perhaps the second bloodiest conflict in human history after WWII.

Not really. Going back over a thousand years, Chinese authorities have always suppressed organized religious sects that appeared on the verge of gaining too many adherents. The only thing new in the Communist era is state control of the priests. The followers of Falungong sealed their fate by showing up en masse at demonstrations. By appearing so suddenly the radar screen, they paved the way for unrelenting persecution.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2009-06-12 17:23|| http://timurileng.blogspot.com]">[http://timurileng.blogspot.com]  2009-06-12 17:23|| Front Page Top

#6 At the same time, organized religion, at least by one interpretation, has been the nexus of anti-government action since way back when, as well. The Yellow Turban Rebellion, the Five Pecks of Rice Rebellion, the White Lotus Rebellion, Taiping, the Du Wenxiu Rebellion, and the Hui Minorities' War.

And that doesn't include the smoldering trouble making of other religions that just seemed to be in perennial mischief.
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-06-12 19:42||   2009-06-12 19:42|| Front Page Top

#7 Christian's answer to China: Sorry, neither.
Posted by OldSpook 2009-06-12 23:20||   2009-06-12 23:20|| Front Page Top

#8 Ask the Romans how that worked out
Posted by European Conservative 2009-06-12 23:53||   2009-06-12 23:53|| Front Page Top

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