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BEIJING — Jesus Christ won’t drag you out of poverty or cure your illnesses, but the Chinese Communist Party will, so take down those pictures of Christ and put up a nice photograph of President Xi Jinping.
That’s what thousands of villagers in southeastern China have been told by local officials, in a sign of the growing cult of personality around the country’s powerful leader, as well as rising pressure on Christian worship.
“Many rural people are ignorant. They think God is their savior,” he said. “After our cadres’ work, they’ll realize their mistakes and think: We should no longer rely on Jesus, but on the party for help.”
Xi said religion must be guided by the party to adapt to socialist society.
Isn't China supposed to be anti-Christian ?
originally posted by: Metallicus
They are anti-religion because Communism frowns on anything that would put God above the State. People that believe in God aren’t as easy for the State to manipulate as those that are Atheist so Totalitarian states discourage God and Religion as much as possible.
You can see the same thing here in the U.S. as the Leftists are generally God hating Atheists so they can better bring their Totalitarian Liberal Utopia into fruition.
The Bible appears to have been removed from online marketplaces in China, as Beijing clamps down on how its citizens practice religion.
China has always controlled sales of the Bible, only allowing it to be distributed and printed by state-sanctioned churches, but in recent years it had been available to buy online. T
hat loophole now appears to be firmly closed. Searches for "Holy Bible" did not return results on JD.com, and results on Amazon.cn did not include the main text, but did include study guides and the Koran.