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Q: Religion in China?

What is your religion and how does living in China affect the way you practice?

7 years 1 week ago in  Culture - Lanzhou

 
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Hey Chewie, perhaps you should tell your new muslim friends to stop killing people.

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I am a Christian-born person, but not that much a praticant.

I also have interest in Buddhism (but not Chinese type)....

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Chinese Buddhism is strange to say the least. The west often prefers Japanese Zen Buddhism which is a philosophical, moral and ethical way of living ones life.

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Tired of dirt and lies.

 
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I am an Odinist (I hate labels) I simply follow my ancestral folk way...

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im christian but i dont believe in churches, they are run by people looking to put themselves in control of people by twisting religion so no effect

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I am Roman Catholic. Only in Beijing have I found a Church that is in complete communion with Rome. Previously I had to go to the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association churches.
That said, I do enjoy attending Temples and other places of worship, especially if accompanied by a friend who can explain to me the service and the beliefs held there.

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I'm a christian. That being said, I haven't gone to church in over 4 years, and I don't care to. I like talking about religious things, since those types of conversations can be very interesting. I have my own interpretations of things in the Bible, including a space-time theory of how a god can be everywhere... China doesn't really care what my religion is, since I keep to myself.

My view on Adam and Eve: If it was all Eve's fault, why was Adam punished, too? Guilt by association? I don't think so. Tongue

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I have mixed feeling about religion and churches,, I wrote a post that states the changes believe the church needs. ( Is Christianity on the rise in China? )
I'm also drawn to being a pagan,, bring back human scarifices.. I'm sure anyone that gets sacrificed deserves it...

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I'm a lapsed catholic, went to school with the nuns and all that. I've met a few Chinese Christians, and they seem to see it as a fashion statement, like a Justin Bieber haircut or an iPod. I honestly wish the Chinese would get in touch more with their own religious roots, because as extremely corrupt as organized religion generally is, their own native religions promote values that the Chinese seriously need to get back in touch with. Could you believe that being honest, ethical and respectful was once a major priority for the Chinese, way back in the day?

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living in non religious community is very difficulty i have seen it and have experienced, even if you find chinese of your same faith there culture, food , clothes, traditions are different.. it only gives you the taste of your religion... it does effect people alot.....people around you are doing many things which are prohibited for you just because of religion, so thought it difficult to live while having 50 ton stone on your heart and mind

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I am bringing up an old thread because if I create a new one I'll probably be nagged for not using the search bar. I like to take part in many local church activities. I will even be doing an exchange between our church and a local mosque. Does anyone else here do things with their church/mosque/temple community?

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An exchange between Muslims and Christians? What are you exchanging? Bullets?

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Atheist pagan ...... Religion was made so some elite group can control the masses.... Law will prohibit someone from stealing killing etc .... but lets face it. If ur 100% sure that u wont get caught, many will do it. so some people invented something called religion so even if no one is seeing you and ur sure 100% that ur gonna get away with it, well there is an invisible dude that will put u thru eternal damnation of the fiery pits of hell  (Seems like a kids horror story / movie if u rly think about it)

 

The bottom line is that God loves you, God will damn u in hell for doing something wrong. but he loves you !!!!!!! Extreme Contradiction ....

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Hey Chewie, perhaps you should tell your new muslim friends to stop killing people.

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I'm torn between being a Jedi, a weekend white rastafarian and a voodoo practitioner. All are equally plausible explanations of God, the universe and all that other shit when compared to the implausible fairytales and nutjobs that inhabit churches, mosques and temple.

I don't care if you believe in one god or several gods or even a talking banana or how you choose to pray, worship or venerate, but for fuck's sake don't tell me about it or try to rope me into it. It's a private thing. Please keep it that way.

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Celtic Shaman, Pagan, Jedi, Atheist, Scientologist.

 

No, seriously!

 

(although, that last one I don't identify as a religion, but as a tool).

 

God exists... in the same way that illusions are real.

 

And there is FAR more to this universe (multi-versre) than most people are even willing to conceptualise, or allow others to accept.

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How did your terrible idea go Chewie?

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There is.  Every govt department and every NGO has a meeting involving the flock during the afternoons on weekdays ending in 'y'.

And during these said meetings the flock yawn and play on their phones.  And verily, the Clergy (Leader) is happy.

Meanwhile, whilst these meetings are going on - for hours - , nothing is actually done in the workplace.  And this is considered irrelevant.  Go China!

 

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I am a Yangist.

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