Hat tip to commenter Wayne! It seems the smart money these days is on China, ruled by totalitarian Communist despots who are xenophobic and murderous enough to keep their nation intact despite the actions of globalists. In many ways, they’re the alt-right’s ideal of a tribal ethnostate. Their collusion with California’s tech giants for total information control of society is ominous and guaranteed to succeed beyond their wildest dreams. American leaders are desperate to sell out to China at any price, giving Chinese-operated companies control over everything from power plants to pension plans.
But in the process of rising to a superpower in the wake of America’s globalist-induced suicide, the Chinese gov’t has made a fatal error.
They decided to erase God.
China Trying to ‘Rewrite the Bible,’ Force Churches to Sing Communist Anthems
By Samuel Smith, 28 Sept 2018
WASHINGTON — The Chinese government is supervising a five-year plan to make Christianity more compatible with socialism in which there will be a “rewrite” of the Bible, a prominent religious freedom activist has told Congress.
The Rev. Bob Fu, a former Chinese house church leader who immigrated to the United States in 1997 and founded the persecution watchdog organization China Aid, provided great detail during a House hearing Thursday about a plan enacted by leading state-sanctioned denominations in China to “Sinicize” Christianity.
As China’s crackdown on religion has seen many house churches demolished and thousands of crosses removed from churches nationwide, Fu warned upfront that what is happening right now in China represents the highest degree of persecution for independent faith groups the country has seen in decades.
“Religious freedom in China has really reached to the worst level that has not been seen since the beginning of the Cultural Revolution by Chairman Mao [Zedong] in the 1960s,” he told members of the House Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.
For the interested, the Cultural Revolution also saw the near-loss of Chinese physiognomy. Chairman Mao apparently didn’t like the idea that humans were not interchangeable cogs to be molded arbitrarily. Intentionally forgetting history has always been one of socialism’s priorities but God will be a little harder to tear down than Prospector Pete.
At the center of this new level of persecution is China’s new regulation on religious affairs that was released last year but enacted on Feb. 1. According to Fu, the revision of the religious regulations are to actively guide religion to “adapt to socialist society.”
In a written testimony, Fu said that under the new regulations religious activity sites will “accept the guidance, supervision, and inspection of relevant departments of the local people’s government regarding the management of personnel, finances, assets, accounting, security, fire protection, protection of relics, health and disease prevent and so forth.” …
He explained that the CCC and TSPM held a seminary last July for preliminary discussion about the five-year plan. He added that the plan outline was finalized at a meeting this March.
I found the outline of that plan so we’ll switch articles at this point. But first, a quick reading.
Usual caveat for reading a non-white. I think his head shape is Jade Face, noted for high optimism, sociability and carelessness (with details). Not a bad fit for a major evangelist and his concave, upturned nose confirms the sociability. Eye corners run downward but mouth corners are level so he’s not as pessimistic as one might expect. Huge nostrils means high energy level. Nonconformist ears and by Asian standards, a firm chin. Eyebrows are thin, high and wide; I suspect he’s expert at Christianity and not any other field of interest. His forehead has a defined brow and vertical lines above the nose predicting determination. He wants to help you and will bend the rules to do it but neither a chump nor a quitter.
Full text：China’s Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief
By (Nameless Comrade), 3 Apr 2018
I. Basic Policies in Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief
China adopts policies on freedom of religious belief, manages religious affairs in accordance with the law, adheres to the principle of independence and self-management, actively guides religions to adapt to the socialist society, and unites religious believers and non-believers to the greatest extent.
This is a running theme throughout the article: you are free to believe in any religion you want but State interests come first and your religion is no better nor worse than anybody else’s. The only people who can believe that are atheists who think, as Marx did, that all religion “is the opiate of the masses”. But not all religions are equal, as China has surely discovered for itself in its dealings with the Uighur.
Adopting policies on freedom of religious belief. Respecting and protecting freedom of religious belief is a basic policy of the CPC and the Chinese government. Every citizen enjoys the freedom to choose whether to believe in a religion; to believe in a certain religion or a denomination of the same religion; to change from a non-believer to a believer and vice versa. Believers and non-believers enjoy the same political, economic, social and cultural rights, and must not be treated differently because of a difference in belief. The state respects citizens’ freedom to religious belief and protects their normal religious activities. In exercising their right to free religious belief, believers should not interfere in the lawful rights of other people, or force others to believe in any religion. Believers should not discriminate against non-believers or believers of other religions. No one shall use religion to interfere in the lawful rights and interests of citizens. Believers should respect public order, customs, cultural traditions and social ethics in exercising their freedom of religious belief.
The boldfaced part is utter bullshit. What you believe matters. If you’re atheist then you’ll spend your life looking out for yourself because there’s no life after death. If salvation is by good works a la Islam then you’ll pay your dues and then do whatever. If you’re Christian trying to be a certain kind of person then you’ll do good even for your enemies… a concept entirely foreign to the Muslim and Communist.
Saddam Hussein hired many Christians to serve in his inner circle because Christian sectarian differences were placid compared to Islam’s and Iraqi Christians felt obligated to serve Hussein in fear of God rather than because he had to regularly bribe them. Christianity did not invent the term “assassin”.
It’s obvious why an atheist government would want to capitalize on a religion that teaches its members to expect only a postmortem reward; and it’s obvious why that government never profits when it tries to do so. “You’ll work for me forever and expect God to reward you after death? You moron! But sure, I’ll totally take advantage of you!” They make a point of repaying evil for good, for as long as they can, because they believe they’ll go unpunished by God.
And now you understand more about why God forces us to live these mortal lives. He doesn’t want to take our loyalty by force. The taking would make it worthless.
Managing religious affairs in accordance with the law. The state treats all religions fairly and equally, and does not exercise administrative power to encourage or ban any religion. No religion is given preferential treatment above other religions to enjoy special legal privileges.
They totally should give special status. Give us Christians freedom to follow Christ and we’ll serve a despot happily. This is a missed opportunity. But following Christ involves pointing out evil to the powers that be. Not even punishing that evil, we don’t even have to protest loudly, but cockroaches still can’t stand the light.
The blood-soaked Saddam Hussein could. That’s a pretty low standard.
Adhering to the principle of independence and self-management. Religious groups and religious affairs are not subject to control by foreign countries; this principle is enshrined in the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese government supports all religions in upholding the principle of independence and self-management, allowing religious groups, clerical personnel and believers to manage religious affairs themselves in accordance with the Constitution and law. This principle is a historic choice made by Chinese religious believers in the Chinese people’s struggle for national independence and social progress, as Catholicism and Protestantism, which were known as foreign religions in China, had long been controlled and utilized by colonialists and imperialists.
A reasonable complaint, although no credit is given to the benefits of Christianity. Among which is respect for authority and the belief that the world, created by a God of Reason, exists to be understood. The latter will become a problem for Chinese scientists when they can no longer steal tech from USA.
Chinese preference for their own culture is likely why Protestants vastly outnumber Catholics in China. There are benefits to the RCC’s way of doing things but it has a very distinct and exclusive culture.
Actively guiding religions in adapting to the socialist society means guiding religious believers to love their country and compatriots, safeguard national unity, ethnic solidarity, be subordinate to and serve the overall interests of the nation and the Chinese people. It also means guiding religious groups to support the leadership of the CPC and the socialist system; uphold and follow the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics; develop religions in the Chinese context; embrace core socialist values; carry forward China’s fine traditions; integrate religious teachings and rules with Chinese culture; abide by state laws and regulations, and accept state administration in accordance with the law.
There’s the deal-breaker. What these socialists do to the Bible will prove to be no different than America’s socialists tearing down historical statues. An obviously gutted parody of what once was more majestic than Current Year termites could ever dream of.
Father God has not allowed the Bible to be changed since the Apostles. Christ the Word of God will not tolerate the rewriting Scripture to direct worship of Him to another. If China implements this then the Communist PRC will have no more than one generation left to live.
Not that the atheist is even capable of heeding such a warning.
II. Legal Guarantees for Freedom of Religious Belief
The socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics is continuously being improved, with enhanced implementation of the rule of law in protecting freedom of religious belief and increasingly standardized governance of religious affairs, providing stronger guarantees for the lawful rights and interests of its religious believers.
Eternal Progress! Because the previous socialists didn’t try hard enough! This time we will succeed because… reasons!
Freedom of religious belief is protected by the Constitution. According to Article 36 of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China, “Citizens of the People’s Republic of China enjoy freedom of religious belief. No State organ, public organization or individual may compel citizens to believe in, or not to believe in, any religion; nor may they discriminate against citizens who believe in, or do not believe in, any religion.”
This is the end of Tolerance’s path: believe in whatever god you want, it doesn’t matter so long as you remember Caesar is your other god. Tradcucks like to talk about the “marketplace of ideas” where you can pick the Narrative you like best; but Christ teaches there is only one Truth hidden among ten million lies. The idea of allowing ideas to compete against each other is to test them for truth content.
Here, China is outlawing the idea that objective truth even exists to be found. They say with a straight face, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU BELIEVE. IT IS ALL EQUALLY VALID EVEN WHEN BELIEFS OPPOSE EACH OTHER. YOU MUST NOT CLAIM TO BE RIGHT AND THEM, WRONG.
Administrative regulations regarding religious affairs are improving. The revised Regulations on Religious Affairs released in September 2017 strengthen the protection of Chinese citizens’ freedom of religious belief and the lawful rights and interests of religious groups, bring government’s management of religious affairs under due procedures in accordance with the law, and add provisions on safeguarding national security and maintaining social harmony.
I suppose they intend to use religious morality to explain why people should obey the State. Let’s explore that. Does Jesus want you to obey your government? Yes; the Commies will leave that in. Did Jesus require government to obey Him too? Yes, but that’ll get thrown out. Result: Jesus 2.0 wants you to obey the State even when the State openly disobeys Jesus 2.0 and puts words in his mouth like he’s a puppet. Which he is.
Either morality is objective or it isn’t. Either lying is always wrong or it’s okay if you can avoid punishment. King Comrade puts thieves to death while using tax money to purchase another luxury mansion… sickening hypocrisy that the people will notice.
Religious extremism and violent terrorist activities are dealt with in accordance with the law. The Counter-Terrorism Law of the People’s Republic of China states that China opposes all extremism that seeks to instigate hatred, incite discrimination and advocate violence by distorting religious doctrines or through other means, and forbids any discriminatory behavior on the grounds of region, ethnicity and religion.
Sounds exactly like America’s crop of leftoids. Wait… “forbids any discriminatory behavior on the grounds of ethnicity”? BWAHAHAAAA! The Han are already notorious genocides. Didn’t take them long to decide objective morality was a Biblical “translation error”.
IV. The Role of Religious Groups Has Been Fully Developed
China encourages all religions to keep pace with the times and adapt to the socialist society, and contribute to economic growth, social harmony, cultural prosperity, ethnic solidarity and national unification.
Everybody wants the benefits of religion (and exercise) without paying the costs.
While maintaining their basic beliefs, core religious teachings and etiquette system, the Buddhist and Taoist communities hold sermons, the Islamic community carries out work interpreting the classics, the Catholic community encourages the running of its religious work in a democratic manner, and the Protestant community conducts theological construction, all in an attempt to interpret religious teachings and rules to conform to the national conditions and demands of the times.
That doesn’t sound like Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism or Protestantism. Which is the end goal of both Party leaders and Lucifer: our humanity reduced to a gray goo, our bodies and souls treated as livestock, bled out in service to a faceless bureaucracy demanding change, always change, moving from one lie to another so quickly, with minds so dimmed, that the light of Truth can no longer be seen.
Rev. Fu calls this the Sinicization of Christianity but we know Convergence when we see it. This is no different from the Tradcucks’ gender-neutral Bible. The Chicomms are SJWs.
Father God is jealous of His achievements. He has sworn that his Word shall not be changed. By embarking on this campaign to rewrite the Word of God into Mao’s Other Little Book, the Chinese Communists have declared themselves to be Ground Zero for God’s Wrath.
The 21st Century shall NOT belong to China.