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"The Siege Within" by masterkung|
I have been saddened in these last few years at the increasing numbers of Chinese converting to Christianity , here in Australia , in Canada as well as in mainland China and among Chinese communities in south-east Asia . Being a long time admirer of Chinese culture & its three classical religions ( Taoism , Confucianism & Buddhism ) this trend shatters my confidence in the belief that the Chinese have a sense of pride for their own.. There is tremendous ongoing erosion in Chinese values as a result of these large-scale conversions to Christianity the overall national character or Chinese ness has become threatened. Overseas, whenever I am in conversation with Chinese friends they seem to have scant knowledge of their own traditional faiths & their great civilization. They share a misplaced fascination for western values & Christianity.
I was living with a Presbyterian Korean couple in Brisbane , Australia , they were devout Christians , but when I probed them further about the Christian faith , it seemed they only had a superficial knowledge of Christianity . Even after the fact that they were third-generation Christians. Let抯 look at South Korea , this country became a prime target for evangelists post the Korean war, so that today almost 40 % of South Koreans now profess Christianity , in effect replacing Buddhism as the majority faith. South Korea stands out as a blatant victory for the church and a defeat for Korean cultural-nationalism. This trend can be equated to a nuclear explosion which has hit at the very cultural fabric of the East-Asian Confucianism-Cultural milieu. There is a maxim in India which goes like this ?Dharma-antarana Va Rashtra-antarana?meaning renouncing ones native faith equals renouncing ones national ethos. Now it is amply clear that South Korea has sold out to the Christian west, in its national culture, its world-view & most importantly its unique spiritual traditions.
The Chinese people need to speak-out against this blatant misrepresentation by Christianity of its true intentions compel the evangelists to show their true face & intentions. Again harping on the Korean experience, hitherto alien ideas like a jealous god, immaculate conception, sin & redemption, Satan, god抯 only begotten son, judgment day, hell-fire , guilt & the original sin etc were absent from the Korean spiritual psyche. These concepts, which are, so out of place in the east Asian context now dominate the hearts & minds of a vast number of Koreans. Whereas for centuries China inspired & provided much of the spiritual & ethical basis for Korean society, it seems that now the Koreans are getting their sustenance from the western devils. These devils reinterpret Korean ethos in light of their Semitic beliefs and cajole the natives( Koreans ) to condemn ancestral & native ideas that have been their national inheritance for thousands of years as being satanic inspirations . The West , one that is rational & scientific in its thinking has rejected these outmoded & ludicrous ideas far back during the renaissance , so the churches now come to sell these wares to unsuspecting east Asians , this campaign has given these evangelists a reason to be relevant in the modern 21st century world. Suddenly these Christian apologists reflect on how the biblical truths need to be re-interpreted . The great flood , Noah抯 Ark, parting of the Red sea, seven day creation myth , Christ抯 ascension to heaven & immaculate conception by virgin Mary , are rather symbolisms of a higher reality , which need not be taken by their literal meaning but in a spiritual sense. Then their show of remorse for their past misdeeds in rendering apologizes to the native Americans etc. The evangelists are master practitioners of wretchedness & deceit . Their thirst for new converts never ceases , it seems that they have an eternal appetite to convert ( bringing the good news ). It is not enough that all of North , Central & South America have been converted including Europe & Africa and parts of Asia ( Philippines & Timor etc) . They must go on & on & on , till before judgment day , when the dead will rise from their graves and answer their call by Jehovah the jealous god & dad of Christ the savior of man. For them the final frontier is Asia more specifically China & India (the two satanic monoliths) with a third of the human race between them.
It seems like a trade 杘ff , the west gives us Asians access to critical technology in return we embrace their discarded garments( Christianity ) , & pretend to be like them in spirit ( modern ) & thought ( materialism). We give up our identity , our culture & our spiritual inheritance discard our ancestral legacy to the dust-bin of history and as museum pieces. . No this can never be, we are capable in re-invigorating our native beliefs. There is no dearth of Taoist, Confucian & Buddhist sages and wise men in China who pride themselves in their cultural nationalism. There needs to be a synthesis of these three classical religions of China , they in themselves are capable enough to take on this serious challenge presented by the Christian evangelists . The government in China needs to bring together like-minded Chinese to debate this issue and introduce the ideas of the ancient three TCB to counter the spiritual vacuum that was created in the middle kingdom due to the upheavals of the last century. The Evangelists have taken sufficient advantage of these factors to further their evil agenda , but now it is time to bring about public debate on the intentions of people like Aikman & his hue. Do not persecute them but counter their propaganda with the light of reason . These creatures of the darkness will not be able to face the light of reason. They will not be forthcoming and will flee the middle kingdom; they only thrive in darkness & in falsehood.
I am a secular humanist with an active interest in religions, particularly Taoism and Hinduism/Buddhism, and keeping a close watch on the variegated Pagan revival in Europe. My opposition to Christianity stems from the fact that the basic doctrine of Christianity in all its denominations is untrue. While ultimate truth may elude us, it remains perfectly possible to decide on the untruth of a given doctrine, when it is found to be contrary to reason and to observable facts.
Clearly wchao u seem to have identified the disease & suggested a cure . It is about high time that there was public debate on this very serious issue . Clearly I would appreciate more likeminded scholars including wchao to come forward and contribute meaningfully on this debate of utmost national importance to China.