The Communist Party of China (CPC) has once again chosen to set its sights on religion in its constant battle against state subversion.Earlier this week, Party officials reiterated the significant role which atheism plays in maintaining the strength and integrity of the Communist Party. Members of the CPC have officially been instructed to abandon their religious beliefs. Those who disobey are to be punished.According to the Global Times, Wang Zuoan, director of the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA), announced that "Party members should be firm Marxist atheists, obey Party rules and stick to the Party's faith... they are not allowed to seek value and belief in religion."Party members are also expected to refrain from participating in or supporting any sort of religious activity, even if they are doing so in the hopes of promoting diversity and economic growth. Zhu Weiqun, the chairman of the Ethnic and Religious Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, believes that possessing religious beliefs threatens the CPC on a fundamental level. On Tuesday, Zhu talked to the Global Times, warning that those who have supported religious practices under the guise of helping the CPC have "undermined the Party's values based on dialectical materialism." . . . . Read more: http://shanghaiist.com/2017/07/19/losing-their-religion.php
Related: (from March 30, 2017)'Abnormal' beards, veils banned in Xinjiang in crackdown against 'religious extremism'The government of Xinjiang has announced a crackdown on 15 types of behavior that are connected with "religious extremism" -- including the wearing of "abnormal" beards or veils. . . ***Other manifestations of "religious extremism" in daily life include: refusing to listen to state radio or watch state television, as well as preventing children from receiving a national education. South China Morning Post lists some more vaguely-worded things to watch out for. . . ."http://shanghaiist.com/2017/03/30/xinjiang_beard_ban.php
It looks like there will be a repeat of Mao Tse-Tung's cultural revolution. Many of our brothers and sisters were martyred during this time. It looks like China will start another purge.God grant that are brothers and sisters in China will endure the next round of persecution.Bro Blaine
No shocker here!