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The year 2007 saw a dramatic increase in persecution of Christians in China, according to China Aid in its annual report Wednesday. The 60 known cases covered 18 provinces and one municipality, up 30.4 percent from 2006.
Originally posted by Clearskies
reply to post by palehorse23
The way I see it, in Revelation it gives clues about the Beast rising out of the sea.
The Beast is red. Will communism be the worldwide Beast? I and many others, think so. We'd better fight it while we can!
Of course, the Woman ON the Beast is dressed in scarlet and purple, so, Rome will control the Beast, until they turn on her and destroy her!
Originally posted by Voxel
It sounds to me like the Beast is the US of A. The New World, literally came out of nowhere. From the POV of the people writing the bible it exists in an area that should be, at best, open ocean. The color of red is the color of power and more importantly the color of conservatism.
Overly conservative and power-hungry Christians within the USA will turn on the Catholic hierarchy in Rome and become the very Beast they seek to stop.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by xmotex
or Muslims, or Hindus, or Tengriists... Oh, and just try to be a practicing Taoist in China... Taoism has had a sword at its throat since the inception of Legalist doctrine. And of course there's all the numerous people being persecuted for non-religious reasons
Can some of these kind, loving, hand-wringing Christians on the board explain why they don't give a damn about all these other people China is persecuting? Just like coverage of Darfur, why do only the Christians matter?
[edit on 6-2-2008 by TheWalkingFox]
Originally posted by AshleyD
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