China escalates Bible crackdown

China escalates Bible crackdown

There are 118 comments on the www.worldnetdaily.com story from Apr 20, 2008, titled China escalates Bible crackdown. In it, www.worldnetdaily.com reports that:

As WND reported earlier, Shi Weihan was released in January after being taken into custody shortly after Thanksgiving 2007 during police raids on his home and office.

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“Freedom isn't Free”

Since: Apr 08

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#1 Apr 20, 2008
I thought the Chinese foreign minister said last week that Chinese enjoy freedom of religion and worship?
Amaroo Apari Australia

Brisbane, Australia

#2 Apr 20, 2008
China incarcerate christians and may kill some. White Christain folks killed most of us indegenous folks in Australia, then introduce the Bible to us. White folks are no longer killing us directly but continues to do so indirectly through neglect. We die young and we die uneducated.

“Freedom isn't Free”

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#3 Apr 20, 2008
Amaroo Apari Australia wrote:
China incarcerate christians and may kill some. White Christain folks killed most of us indegenous folks in Australia, then introduce the Bible to us. White folks are no longer killing us directly but continues to do so indirectly through neglect. We die young and we die uneducated.
I was led to believe that you guys have a special benefits program, funding by both federal and state governments.
Amaroo Apari Australia

Brisbane, Australia

#4 Apr 20, 2008
I rather have my own country than to have a few crumbs thrown at me from the table. But beggars cannot complain. What can 200,000 do about 20 million.we take whatever crumbs that are thrown at us but we still die young and uneducated.
Andrei Li

Asia/Pacific Region

#5 Apr 21, 2008
What the hell is WND? cracking down Bibles? I got one in the drawer of the hotel room that I am living in now in Beijing. Shit!

“Freedom isn't Free”

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#6 Apr 21, 2008
Andrei Li wrote:
What the hell is WND? cracking down Bibles? I got one in the drawer of the hotel room that I am living in now in Beijing. Shit!
If you are living now in Beijing, why does it say "Singapore" under your name
Leonard

Portland, OR

#7 Apr 24, 2008
I'm somewhat surprised to hear of this and a little skeptical. I know China for many years was primarily an atheist country but I thought they had loosened up somewhat in this regard.

I've heard a Christian church can only operate in China if it is state sanctioned. Those who do not want to toe the party line in their worship have to do it elsewhere in secrecy.
Free Radical

Hattiesburg, MS

#8 Apr 24, 2008
Bible crackdowns are part of the Church harassment you discuss. You must have just one loyalty, to the CCP state, or you are suspect. They have been stopping people from entering the country with too many Bibles for years and keeping a lid on some domestic producers.

Note that if you are to have a secret church you have to get Bibles somewhere, so to strangle the proliferation of Bibles is to presumably limit secret churches as well as open ones.
jeniffer

Alhambra, CA

#9 Apr 24, 2008
China don't want western bible because they have 5000 years history books not enough time to reading. so don't worry anything happening in CHINA.
Leonard

Portland, OR

#10 Apr 24, 2008
FR,

Thanks!

People who have traveled to Saudi Arabia have told me if they find a bible on you in the Saudi airport they take the Bible away from you.
jeniffer

Alhambra, CA

#11 Apr 24, 2008
Saudi Arabia is not allown bible in hotel room. they are not very nice for American people.

“Freedom isn't Free”

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#12 Apr 25, 2008
jeniffer wrote:
Saudi Arabia is not allown bible in hotel room. they are not very nice for American people.
China is a Peoples' Republic. The Chinese constitution promises freedom of worship. Saudi Arabia does not, as it is a Muslim country.
Tibetan Human Rights

Hattiesburg, MS

#13 Apr 25, 2008
"The Chinese constitution promises freedom of worship."

And what an empty promise that is!
Jeniffer

Alhambra, CA

#14 Apr 25, 2008
When you give the bible to Chinese people, they love to say with you thank a lot but chinese people never want to read bible. they want enjoy upgrade real lifestyle.
respecteverybody

Oakland, CA

#15 Apr 26, 2008
Tibetan Human Rights wrote:
"The Chinese constitution promises freedom of worship."
And what an empty promise that is!
just as empty as what daila lama promise u. or as empty as what us government promise u.
Free Radical

Hattiesburg, MS

#17 Apr 26, 2008
Jeniffer wrote:
When you give the bible to Chinese people, they love to say with you thank a lot but chinese people never want to read bible. they want enjoy upgrade real lifestyle.
That is not true! The growing number of Christians in China definitely want to read the Bible. Yet the government represses them just because they want to read a sacred book.
Free Radical

Hattiesburg, MS

#18 Apr 26, 2008
respecteverybody wrote:
<quoted text> just as empty as what daila lama promise u. or as empty as what us government promise u.
Pointing fingers at others will never make the problems within China go away.
evidence

Davis, CA

#19 Apr 26, 2008
All BS. Bibles are available in China. Churches are full of people. But you do need a permit to be in a publishing business. YOu need one in the US too. From the report, if you read carefully, this guy does not have a permit. But he should be fined instead of being detained.
Two Cents

San Jose, CA

#20 Apr 26, 2008
It is indisputable that China allows freedom of religion. 50 million Chinese language Bibles were printed in the last 20 years. A new Bible printing plant had just been built in China printing 1 million Bibles per month.

Freedom of religion has its limit in China. Religious organization cannot get involved in politics, and cannot promote the overthrow of the Chinese government and threaten the stability of society.

Similarly in US, freedom of speech has its limit. Speeches advocating the overthrow of US government are not allowed. Speeches threatening the life of US president are also not allowed.
complex

UK

#21 Apr 26, 2008
Two Cents wrote:
It is indisputable that China allows freedom of religion. 50 million Chinese language Bibles were printed in the last 20 years. A new Bible printing plant had just been built in China printing 1 million Bibles per month.
Freedom of religion has its limit in China. Religious organization cannot get involved in politics, and cannot promote the overthrow of the Chinese government and threaten the stability of society.
Similarly in US, freedom of speech has its limit. Speeches advocating the overthrow of US government are not allowed. Speeches threatening the life of US president are also not allowed.
All international issues results in compromises.
Western governments wants to weaken China with religious "freedom".
But the CCP wants western science and technology.
So they CCP and the Western governments has to compromise and make a deal.
The deal is this:
The CCP has to allow religious freedom.Because the Western governments forces religious "freedom" onto the CCP,if the CCP wants Western science and technology.

But all the governments of the World,if they could,would like to get rid of religion and replace it with a new religion were the world leaders get worshipped as gods.But governments of the World cannot get rid of religion because there are too many people that are religious.If the world governments try to get rid of religion there will be riots all over the world.

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