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Solutions to the politicization of religion in China. [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-2-27 14:23:29 |Display all floors

Fixed it for you, Joe.  Add that word and your statement is nearly perfect.

Only the religious extremists believe in converting or killing those not of their faith.

Extremism is dangerous, and not just religious extremism. The most danger comes from those countries where the extremists are in control or have most influence.

Ideological extremism has also reared its ugly head.

Fortunately for most countries, relative ideological and religious pluralism helps prevent extremists of one type of another from tilting the balance.  The best cure for extremism is knowledge and tolerance of other ideas and ways of doing things.

You’re welcome!

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Post time 2007-2-27 17:06:52 |Display all floors
Originally posted by christopher_104 at 2007-2-9 03:48
Christianity will take such a hold on China
changabula will soon be saying  Christianity
was invented in China  

You mean he hasn't already done so?

What's wrong with him?
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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Post time 2007-2-28 09:18:39 |Display all floors
the solution for the politicization of religion is the commercialization of religion.
let religions collect donations more vigorously but under regular external audits open to
public scrutiny.
let those donations be channelled back to do social good like building retreats for old folks,
orphanages for abandoned children, schools for under-served areas, equipment and fertilizers
for poor farmers, fishing nets for needy fishermen, safety equipment for coal-miners.
people will understand if religion collects to fulfil what it cannot provide through spiritual development only.

but do it tastefully so that believers don't complain too much
and do it transparently so that there's no fraud.

by shifting the activity from politicization to commercialization, you will replace one reason with another
and thus change the nature of the problem.

[ Last edited by markwu at 2007-2-28 09:20 AM ]

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Post time 2007-3-10 04:42:06 |Display all floors
no effective audit could ever be invented when it comes to money collected by priest, church, religion.
the priest will just find ways to hide the money.
this is why religion is big business.

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Post time 2007-4-21 12:55:17 |Display all floors
happy every day .

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