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Q: Have you ever met enthusiastic religious chinese here?

Two strangers on the street asked me if I have time to learn more about Bible and God - Is this ever happen to you?

So odd, and I said no thanks. But they kept on inviting me to join this bible study group somewhere, I was so bothered and just walked away...

Enthusiastic religous chinese in beijing - have you ever met them?

5 years 10 weeks ago in  Culture - Beijing

 
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 Westernized Christianity is getting popular in China and Asia in general because it looks cool to be a Christian.Although most of them don't know what is Jerusalem, you could join them and have some free drinks. 

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No I imagine it's because it is cracked down upon. There are some pretty weird sects in Korea and Japan. I got recruited to one, was invited to a cultural gathering by a Korean friend, supposedly at a nature reserve, ended up at this strange sect's compound on the side of a mountain, and was shocked that the seminar on Korean culture turned out to be indoctrination all about this elderly Korean woman whose birth in the 1940's supposedly is mentioned in Revelations as the marker of the return of Christ (a still-coming Korean man, naturally). The entire group, when taking pictures, would mutter, "aeomeoni" which is the Korean word for "mother", which forces you to smile when you say it. "Aeomeoni!"

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Yes one time. I was leaving school and this guy ran up to me and said "God bless you!" I then proceeding to try to talk to me about Jesus in broken Chinese. The reason was because I was wearing a rosary, and he had on a rosary bead bracelet. I don't subscribe to any particular religion and I only wear it because some nuns made it for me years ago and it's like a good luck charm for me so I never take it off, until 4 months ago when a Chinese kid ripped it from my neck and his mother repaired it, but made it so small that I can't get it over my head. I've also seen a few, what I assume to be, muslims here in my city. The woman wear the Hijab and the man I saw wears the cap...but I don't know for sure. Maybe they are just cold?

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Not really. Only had a few who made a comment about being Christian (and one ot 2 Ba'hai). Nothing else really.

 

I did have one kid who got 'baptised' by an American exchange student - who was extremely uspet cos the moron yank didn't bother to fully explain the baptism procedure, and got one hell of a shock when he had his head shoved underwater! Also, I asked him "what denomination?" - he had no idea what I was talking about!!!!

 

To most Chinese Christians, there's Jesus, god, a church, a bible... and probably prayer and sin. (and stupid ideas of 'morality'). No other real theological discussion or understanding.

 

And, once, I went to a Daoist temple with someone who actually showed some respect. (but didn't understand why I knocked on the lintel before entering in near silence)

 

And I had a local girlfriend, who offered prayers at a Buddhist shrine - of her own accord!

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I met a few , but they were very self centered , and dogmatic on what they believe if you call it that.

most I have met were crazy

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