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Post time 2010-1-17 15:36:16 |Display all floors

Note the Catholic Chi-Rho Cross

Welcome Celebration for Bishop Konrad Graf von Preysing in the Sportpalast, Berlin, 8 Sept. 1935

Note the Catholic Chi-Rho Cross to the right of the Nazi flag. Chi and Rho are the first two letters of the Greek word for Christ. The Chi Rho Cross, or warrior's cross, originated from the monogram of Roman Emperor Constantine. How fitting it appears next to a swastika.

Following the death of Berlin's Bishop Bares, Pope Pius XI unexpectedly selects Konrad Graf von Preysing, a little-known Eichstatt bishop, as bishop of Berlin. Berlin, the region for which he is responsible, now also includes the center of the National Socialist power structure and so requires a high degree of political skill from its ecclesiastical leader.
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Post time 2010-1-17 15:36:17 |Display all floors

In the other hand I didn't attend a funeral in China but I visited some Christians churches in 3 different cities in China, no any plan to organize or to do something about religion, for casualties of life in two of this cities their church was very near from my hotel and how wonderful was to  see people from all ages to pray with faith, singing and how they collaborate within them.
What I notice they are not well organized yet but each of them trying to do their best,
at that time, just couple weeks ago they were preparing and collecting some gifts for poor children in rural areas for the next Chinese festivities
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Post time 2010-1-17 15:38:48 |Display all floors
Originally posted by longzhou at 2010-1-17 15:19
I have my own opinion on this but I'd rather not take sides.......Is it right to deny the family the chance to honour in their traditional way the dead?  ...

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What you've experienced already happened for hundred years in rural China since the missionaries succeded in converting rural dwellers.

Occassionally, there's fight erupted between 2 sides and mostly, like you said, the Xtians exploit the eagerness of the family "not to fight" and force their way to use a Xtian way. Rally sad.

You already see the venom of Christianity in rural China and how it plan to contanimate the whole China using their pathethic-parasitic god.

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Post time 2010-1-17 15:46:07 |Display all floors
Originally posted by expatter at 2010-1-17 15:34
liuyedao please use the pictures
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Thank you. :)

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Post time 2010-1-17 15:50:30 |Display all floors

It left a deep and sad impression

Originally posted by liuyedao at 2010-1-17 15:38

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What you've experienced already happened for hundred years in rural China since the missionaries succeded in converting rural dwellers.

Occassionally, there's fight erupted between 2 sides  ...

on me.

Chinese are very polite and rarely externalize their true feelings, but the family was not happy indeed.

I still remember when i was a child being brought up by a very strict catholic father; he made me go and confess my sins to the priest every week. I could hardly think of anything I had done wrong with the excecption of not finishing some of my homework!

This is what this church is all about....making the people feel guilty so they always have to pray and contribute! A real scam!

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Post time 2010-1-17 15:53:41 |Display all floors
You do not respect your mother ?

You just insist on your ego !

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Post time 2010-1-17 15:59:07 |Display all floors

did you read all the story?

Originally posted by pervera at 2010-1-17 15:53
You do not respect your mother ?

You just insist on your ego !


Seems like you didn't.

1) She was not my mother

2) The whole family left the home

3) She was cremated (according to chinese tradition)

4) A chinese funeral (dinner) was held after the Xtians had left the family alone

P.S.: The priest didn't manage to convert anyone there......bad business, cause the family refused to pay the 3000 kuai he demanded for the services (nobody asked him to give them!)

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