posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 07:42 PM
reply to post by WatchRider
I'm impressed with your studies. However, being a Chinese, I do not see anything being unusual about those paintings. The drawings are of Chinese
deities that appear everywhere in SE/China/Taiwan. They are considered higher conscious beings (gods) like Jesus who live up in the sky (most
specifically in a sky of another dimension that is reachable by the dead). The drawings seem VERY recent (150 years), so perhaps they made them blue
eyes just to differentiate them between normal human beings.
Also, the burning of books in China was the era of the Qin Dynasty (first emperor). What happened was that he had conquered the other 7 major tribes
(who each had their own cultures, spoken and written language, currency, beliefs). So people from these 7 tribes, as you can imagine, were all very
used to speaking their own language and using their own currency. This is not acceptable for a united country that wants to make strides. So you would
have "scholars" from each tribe advocating the old language, old culture, old currency - things that hinder the process of a more united and peaceful
state. Therefore, the first emperor just decided to destroy all noise to further enforce a better long term prosperity and peace. *Did you know that
the written and spoken Mandarin right now is based on the Qing Dynasty (Manchurian Rule)? So the Chinese you hear right now isn't even of the original
"Chinese", but of Manchurian (well, which is considered the Chinese too, along w/ Mongolians).
Imagine if in the states, each state wanted a different education system, different grammar system, and most importantly another currency. If you were
the president 2000 years ago with no effective broadcasting system in place, or any kind of effective communication tool?
ALSO: Any Chinese you speak of are not worshiped by Buddhists, but by Taoists. Buddhists are basically atheists who believe the god is within and the
same conscious energy flow through all of us (and that our world is just the presentation of the refraction of the level of consciousness, like light
through the sky making the sky look blue instead of black). Taoist is the Christian equivalent that does the worshiping and story-telling.
on 10-12-2011 by AwesomeOverload because: (no reason given)