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Post time 2017-3-20 16:57:55 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2017-3-20 14:48
Thats exactly what the Chinese expect, the give and take, they expect their depart to give them go ...

You know that the Party went to war against Chinese superstitions back in the 1960s, right? At that time they succeeded in weeding out extravagant banquets to celebrate weddings, births and also funerals.

In recent decades, weddings coupled with bride prices have shot to the attention of everyone. But all other unhealthy customs have also seen a revival. only the rich for example can afford to bury their kin in a coffin; the poor have to concede cremation.

Of course, a body from whom organs have been removed to transplant to a living body in need of them will not be buried with so much pomp...

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Post time 2017-3-21 11:39:55 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2017-3-21 11:42

Just this morning, on cctv Chinese was a video clip  of a huge bush fire statedby someone burning hell money at the grave of his departed relative.  It took several fire engines and lots of fiefighters to put it out.  The man was arrested and is now spending time in a police cell.  So, as I said before, this superstitious practice of burning paper money to the departed
must be banned before serious damage is done, such as loss of lives and injuries, not to mention the air pollution!

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Post time 2017-3-21 11:54:21 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2017-3-20 16:57
You know that the Party went to war against Chinese superstitions back in the 1960s, right? At tha ...

Yes, bad customs get a revival because the Chinese are now rich and got plenty of money to burn!

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pnp Post time: 2017-3-21 11:54
Yes, bad customs get a revival because the Chinese are now rich and got plenty of money to burn!

So why do they revive customs that the Party officially banned a long time ago? SOmeone must have a long memory. A Party member, perhaps?

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Post time 2017-3-21 14:05:14 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2017-3-21 13:01
So why do they revive customs that the Party officially banned a long time ago? SOmeone must have  ...

Because the West keep saying there is no religious freedom in China, so the Party must allow some freedom, even though such practice is downright hazardous.

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pnp Post time: 2017-3-21 14:05
Because the West keep saying there is no religious freedom in China, so the Party must allow some  ...

Ridiculous.

Of course, the West is not to blame for the stupidty of the Chinese masses who under the leadership of their tiny ruling clique has continued all manner of irrational customs. These customs have little to do with religion per se. They are relics of their feudal origins that have not been eradicated throughout history. They have even been preserved by the current rulers who believe in the superstitious and esoteric nonsense that is contained in much of T.C.M.

Superstition i China is tied to the belief in auspicious numbers and sounds. That is not religion as such, it just is superstition. The Party has in fact encouraged this. It has never eliminated the customs that preserve this belief. For example why do people make it a habit of eating dumplings during the Spring Festival? The word for the dumplings sounds similar to a phrase that people utter to wish each other good luck in business. There is almost no aspect of life that is not haunted by such cultural irrationalities. Of course, a people starved for affluence for its entire history and who has no other ambitions than to feed themselves and to amass money easily takes to such superstitions.

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Post time 2017-3-21 21:35:25 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2017-3-21 14:05
Because the West keep saying there is no religious freedom in China, so the Party must allow some  ...

Your claim is absurd. It is laughable to accuse the West of its support of religious freedom. Religions don't a priori promote superstitions. Not the kind the Chinese believe in, anyway.

The Party itself is promoting superstitions. It is the belief in auspicious numbers and "facts". It has unleashed the world's most massed greed in a people that have always had very low ambitions and mostly craved money and little else.

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