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Post time 2011-9-13 00:12:26 |Display all floors
BBC news "Christians in China: Is the country in spiritual crisis?" reported: "There are already more Chinese at church on a Sunday than in the whole of Europe."

The reasons for the scene in China are actually quite simple:

1. CPC government promotes Christianity by its media.
For reasons unknown, the CPC from top down promotes Christianity. This is strange because CPC is a communist party. I tried to post typical Western Skeptics views on some Chinese forum, the posts seem to disappear.

2. Chinese Christianity preachings are day-and-night different from the West
All Chinese Christians support abortion and even gay rights. It is deeply different from the Western faith. In China, Christianity is mistakenly seen as a sign of liberalism against tradition or conservatism. (The reality of Christianity in the West is exactly the opposite of what the Chinese mistakenly believe.) The similarity between Chinese Christianity and Western Christianity is only on the surface.

3. Chinese people have deep desire to look Western, out of a self-loathing culture.
If you watch Chinese movies, they are pretty much desperate to look Western. The Chinese go to distance to have Western weddings that occur daily in the West. But the Chinese feel it is extremely special. They hate their own tradition or culture. So, many youth see Christianity as a "NEW" "fairy tale" suitable for their "face" needs.

Summary, Chinese Christianity is a strange phenomena. It is rooted in misunderstanding, liberalism and a Chinese rebellion from their own tradition. But the Chinese do not have the language skill or culture understanding of the West. It uses the Chinese's blind faith in the West, and it has shown the West on China's reality of religious freedom. Like many, the BBC reporter has to resort to his imagined/told "memory" to claim "Chinese tough faith". The Westerners have no language capability nor culture understanding to realize the reality of the so called Chinese Christianity. Christianity is NEVER persecuted in China because the Chinese see them as interesting fairy tales. Even during Mao's era, Christianity is not targeted. Fundamentally, the Chinese do not believe in the religion at all.

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Post time 2011-9-13 01:41:00 |Display all floors
There are many different types of Christianity.

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Post time 2011-9-13 06:57:44 |Display all floors

There are many different types of Christianity

Some types of Christianity believe that all the others are Pseudo Christianity.

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Post time 2011-9-13 14:02:23 |Display all floors

Reply #1 timbatu's post

I rather like the TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDINGS.

It's fun!
Tents in the house of the groom and bride , with lot's of food, wine, cognac, beer, softdrinks flowing on the few festive days, where the BRIDE is prepared, and in the home of the groom where the TEA CEREMONY is performed!
Then a WEDDING DINNER in a fancy restaurant or in the Ballroom of a fancy Hotel.

For the wealthier folks with BIG OUTDOOR GARDEN, it's pretty cool.
For ordinary folks, it's just a "coated PVC tent" nowadays complete with fans, mist blowers, flowers, decorations in front of their terrace homes or in the condominium's or apartment pool side.

Often they use nice table cloth, and that strange gold bow at the back of the seats.......tents nowadays are getting betterdue to higher incomes, some of the couples with bigger budgets will have decorators for the tents.

Then the MOTORCADE of cars including a BORROWED or RENTED high end Car - normally a Mercedes 2XX or better, sometimes we see Bentley, and rarely a Roll Royce. The procession of new cars - I think the POLICE only allow maximum of 5 or 6 vehicle in the wedding motorcade nowadays!

Pretty Complex - actually.
Can't really say that's western? Perhaps the Christian cult fellas with their church wedding and simplistic POT LUCK lunches!

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Post time 2011-9-13 14:26:18 |Display all floors
Originally posted by timbatu at 2011-9-12 17:12
BBC news "Christians in China: Is the country in spiritual crisis?" reported: "There are already more Chinese at church on a Sunday than in the whole of Europe."

The reasons  ...

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The OP seems to be deeply puzzled, clueless ...

and troubled.


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Post time 2011-9-13 16:36:36 |Display all floors
mental torture, captive nation, thought control.... seneca, your choice of words are designed to brainwash people like timby. It's time you take some rest away from this community to regain your sanity
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Post time 2011-9-13 16:54:36 |Display all floors

Seneca is a BRILLIANT TEACHER

.................he warns us of the BUMP in the dark.

I found most of the OP in CD BBS very helpful and in fact are good TEACHERS to China.

ha ha ha

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