China’s Re-education Plan


There are some interesting things going in western China involving Muslims in the province of Xinjiang, where 40% of the population is Muslim. “Xinjiang first introduced its “Regulation on Anti-Extremism” in April 2017 to ban a wide range of “extremist behavior” following a string of terrorist attacks.” China is a more or less homogeneous country where the majority practice native religions or have no religion. Christians and Muslims number only about 2.5% each of the population and the Chinese Catholic Church is now separate from Rome. This is significant, I think, because it indicates the Chinese opposition to their people answering to a higher power, which is really the basis of the monotheistic faiths. This was also the reason that Japan outlawed Christianity in the 1600’s; no power can be greater than the Emperor (or the Shogun). The same in China. China is not one to permit dissent which disrupts the lives of law abiding Chinese. The violence in China a few years ago by Muslim extremists has brought on a measured response to the disruptive element, the radicalized Muslims and is actually a two pronged operation targeting Muslims who the government feels need re-education, and a secular public education for all children. Their motive is to promote peace, unity, and tranquility for the Chinese. Some of the accounts of this re-education sound brutal and would seem counter productive if torture or violence were involved. But how do you convince someone to give up their delusion of Allah? It is pretty hard. GROG

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4 thoughts on “China’s Re-education Plan

  1. A few weeks back a Christian in had crossed paths with complained about the treatment of religion in China—An attack on Christianity. I pointed out that I was a bit pleased the Chinese government was not allowing the delusion free reign to grow into this self perpetuating disease. Though my comment went unappreciated, I stand by it. The Chinese government now chooses bishops in the Catholics, and they are choosing the next Dali Lama and issuing reincarnation permits. Lol. But hey, they have a big society to run and if that’s what it takes, more power to em.

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  2. I’m not saying I approve of Chinese methods any more than I approve of the methods of the Crusades, but let’s face it. You can, in fact, change a populations belief by force.

    This still means that religion is bullshit.

    It also means China is, an emerging world super power, probably going to eclipse us in most things within the next couple decades, without the superstitious bullshit to weigh them down.

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