Friday, September 07, 2007

Red China: Controlling Life and the Afterlife

This hilarious example of what can occur when governments believe they have become the all-powerful. From today's Patriot Post:

The Red Chinese have taken their long battle with Tibet's Buddhist monks to a new level. Indeed, Beijing's State Administration for Religious Affairs has made "an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation." Translation: Buddhist monks may not reincarnate without permission from the Chinese government. According to Buddhist religion, the Dalai Lama reincarnates himself after death. This is particularly annoying to the Chi-Coms, since the current Dalai Lama has for many years vigorously campaigned for Tibet's freedom. The Chinese thus hope to gain the upper hand in Tibet by, in effect, choosing the next Dalai Lama. If these secular Reds actually believe they can pull this off, then they deserve to be embarrassed on the world's stage. For our part, we in our humble shop are just proud to live in a country in which we're free to reincarnate whenever and wherever we want!
How long will it be before today's American atheist leftists demand the government take control over who can get into heaven?

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