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The national entrance examinations forcolleges are coming soon. Students of senior 3 are fighting for the last fewdays. Meanwhile, it is also a hard time to exam their parents. They want to dosomething for their kids, such as offering good food for their kids, takinggood care of their daily life and so on. In other words, parents who have kidspreparing for this big national exams worry much more than their kids in a way,so they try to do something, even though it is ridiculous. Here is an example. Accordingto a report, May 21st is the last 15th of a month beforethe college entrance exams of 2016. Many parents went to a tree standing infront of Mao Tan Factory Middle School and prayed “good luck” from it in rainfor their kids. They hurried to be the first one to offer incense in a narrowstreet. As a bystander, I think it is ignorant.

           Does it work? When we hope to get “good luck” from a tree, there issomething wrong with our mind. It is not a single case in China. You can go tothe temples to do a survey and you will see how many people have been there topray for the same expectation. It becomes a common thing in China. Is it abelief?

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If they believe it's doing good and it's not hurting anybody else why not

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dusty1 Post time: 2016-5-29 09:39
If they believe it's doing good and it's not hurting anybody else why not

It hurts nobody, but does it hurt themselves in their mind?
Days ago, I posted a blog "Blind faith caused death in a village in China". It is something similar.

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samlam Post time: 2016-5-29 09:46
It hurts nobody, but does it hurt themselves in their mind?
Days ago, I posted a blog "Blind fait ...

We need blind faith or we will never advance as individuals or as a society

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dusty1 Post time: 2016-5-29 09:47
We need blind faith or we will never advance as individuals or as a society

Belief is a private thing. No one can force someone to do it against his will. I think when our education becomes better, when we learn more about common knowledge, this kind of problems might be solved.

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Post time 2016-5-29 13:19:35 |Display all floors
Silly superstition; desperate people do desperate things!  Better spend their time and money helping their kids to study etc.And those who flock to temples to pray for good luck, prosperity and high scores in exams are equally mad!

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