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Is it time for China to promote Buddhism? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2010-10-3 14:21:27 |Display all floors
If the buddhism that you promote is pure religion, you can do it.
If the buddhism that the DL promote is related to the politices, just forget abt it.(in my opinion, the motion of D L's speeches is to make the Buddhism as an official religion or a political institution)

Though, some  complain that  the scientific and economic advance and rising material prosperity have been accompanied by a decline in religious observance. I found the buddhism around me had nothing to do with belief.  Esp to the old people, buddhism is superstition.  

Thus, the belief  you choose is your free will. So do not hold a candle to the sun to promote Buddhism.

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Post time 2010-10-3 16:19:10 |Display all floors
Originally posted by matthew5_3 at 2010-10-2 19:48
By James Palmer

Those European countries that were, at one stage, officially atheist are among the continent's less developed. Nobody is holding up Albania, for instance, as a role model. The ar ...


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Post time 2010-10-3 16:22:01 |Display all floors
Originally posted by kyosan at 2010-10-3 12:27


If I remember correctly, freetofly said he/she is a member of the communist party in China. But f ...


I am not a qualified party member. I will try my best. Thank you for your encouragement. :)

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Post time 2010-10-3 16:30:22 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2010-10-2 11:47


...and suggesting that the atheist government of China promote Buddhism is the least intelligent idea I have see in this forum!

Remember the tragic outcomes for hundreds of millions of Chin ...


You never miss any chance to debase Chinese government.  

I am trying to be patient and kind to you.

I will give you an explanation in detail supposing you didn't misunderstand our Party intentionally.

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Post time 2010-10-4 01:13:41 |Display all floors
Originally posted by kyosan at 2010-10-3 12:27


Marx was against any type of religion. But is the Chinese government that way? I'm not so sure. If I remember correctly, freetofly said he/she is a member of the communist party in China. But f ...


You are so right. Chinese socialism is different from what Marx expected. That's also my understanding

At the beginning of our socialism, all the factories and farms belonged to the country, which we called "state-owned property ". And we practiced egalitarianism -- what we called “letting everyone eat from the same big pot" “getting an equal share regardless of the work done”. That was close to what Marx expected about socialism. We believed that capitalism is based on private ownership.

Then we found that it was hard to stimulate people's initiative and it couldn't be possible to raise the people's standard of living. In fact, that practice meant common backwardness and poverty, which caused us much suffering.  

That is why the “reform and opening-up” was performed. How to reform? Should China promote “private ownership” and “market economy”? There used to be a hot debate. The crux of the matter was whether the road is capitalist or socialist since “private ownership” and “market economy” were supposed to be capitalist.

Ultimately the C C P made the conclusion that there's no point drawing a clear distinction of what is socialist and what is capitalist. The chief criterion for making a distinction of what is socialist and what is capitalist should be whether it promotes the growth of the productive forces in a socialist society, increases the overall strength of the socialist state and raises the people.

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Post time 2010-10-4 01:15:42 |Display all floors
Originally posted by kyosan at 2010-10-3 12:27


Marx was against any type of religion. But is the Chinese government that way? I'm not so sure. If I remember correctly, freetofly said he/she is a member of the communist party in China. But f ...


You are so right. Chinese socialism is different from what Marx expected. That's also my understanding

At the beginning of our socialism, all the factories and farms belonged to the country, which we called “state-owned property ". And we practiced egalitarianism -- what we called “letting everyone eat from the same big pot" “getting an equal share regardless of the work done”. That was close to what Marx expected about socialism. We believed that capitalism is based on private ownership.

Then we found that it was hard to stimulate people's initiative and it couldn't be possible to raise the people's standard of living. In fact, that practice meant common backwardness and poverty, which caused us much suffering.  

That is why the “reform and opening-up” was performed. How to reform? Should China promote “private ownership” and “market economy”? There used to be a hot debate. The crux of the matter was whether the road is capitalist or socialist since “private ownership” and “market economy” were supposed to be capitalist.

Ultimately the C C P made the conclusion that there's no point drawing a clear distinction of what is socialist and what is capitalist. The chief criterion for making a distinction of what is socialist and what is capitalist should be whether it promotes the growth of the productive forces in a socialist society, increases the overall strength of the socialist state and raises the people.

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Post time 2010-10-4 01:55:58 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2010-10-2 11:47


...and suggesting that the atheist government of China promote Buddhism is the least intelligent idea I have see in this forum!

Remember the tragic outcomes for hundreds of millions of Chin ...


The Chinese government insists that economic construction be taken as the central task, that almost all other things should be subordinate to and in the service of the nation's overall economic construction. However, what is the starting point and underpinning of China's policy? What is the fundamental purpose of CCP? Serve the people!

Actually our government's policy is quite flexible as long as the policy is good for the people and society. Our party is representative of the great majority of the people. Unlike in the capitalist countries, the government represents the interest of the rich and powerful.

Old China was poor and backward, frequently bullied by other countries. (It is Chairman Mao who led us to build an independent, free and happy new China. That's the reason why we prefer to forgive his faults during his old age.) The starting point was rather low when CCP was in government. After the founding of new China, particularly since the introduction of reform and opening policies, China's development has achieved marked results. We are taking the right path.

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