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Burma wants to wipe out Christianity

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by James the Persian, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. James the Persian

    James the Persian Dreptcredincios Crestin

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    Hi all,

    Just came across this article and thought some others might be interested. I always knew the junta in Burma was rather xenophobic, but hadn't realised that they were religious bigots too.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/21/wburma21.xml

    Violent xenophobes using military means and state persecution to spread Buddhism? I think someone needs to educate them on the teachings of the faith they claim as their own.

    James
     
  2. Tigress

    Tigress Working-Class W*nch.

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    This is a sad situation indeed. My heart goes out to these folks. ...It's a Buddhist Illuminati... :areyoucra
     
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    This is terrible! I have Christian friends in Burma.
     
  4. James the Persian

    James the Persian Dreptcredincios Crestin

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    Then they shall definitely be in my prayers.

    James
     
  5. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    A dreadful story................

    Is particularly shocking; if they identify the "Gentleness", what possible motive could they have to annihilate Christianity ?
     
  6. Djamila

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    That's very sad - it'll change the whole character of Christianity in Burma, if it survives, as well. It will become more... hard? Stiff, cold, etc... just as all faiths in the western Balkans have.

    There's one thing I do agree with, though - making evangelism illegal. If I was given the opportunity to make proselytism, on behalf of all faiths, illegal, I would. It just bothers me so much, I think it's a horrid, annoying, insulting, backwards thing to be doing. I wouldn't do what the Burmese government was doing, but I would limit proselytizing to houses of worship. If a Muslim wants to go to a Church and learn more about Christianity and possibly convert, you go right ahead - but I don't want them knocking on everyone's doors like beggars to find you. If a Christian wants to come to Mosque and convert, you're welcome - but I don't want a pair of us... harassing... Christian areas until they find you.
     
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  7. michel

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    I agree with you about evangelism - but that does raise an interesting point - not for this thread though..
     
  8. Ody

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    These guys are engaged in ethnic cleansing. They could claim to be any religion they choose. They would have no interest in being educated. It would be inaccurate to claim they spare Buddhists at the expense of Christians. This evil, paranoid regime does not discriminate.
     
  10. Random

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    Isn't Burma properly Myanmar? Anyway, evil regime for sure: do away with them I say!
     
  11. Ozzie

    Ozzie Well-Known Member

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    How? Should we make them even more paranoid by refusing contact with them? Or should we try to reform them....These guys selected the site for a new capital using astrology (in secret), then built it in secret. Something else unusual is that there never seems to be a leader as such.
     
  12. Random

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    I haven't the patience to reform them. Nuke them! :seesaw:
     
  13. darkpenguin

    darkpenguin Charismatic Enigma

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    Ah karma, 'tis a funny thing, i seem to remember christians treating pagans the same. I have no problem with anyone wanting to wipe out christianity anywhere.
    As i said, karma.
     
  14. logician

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    Smiling Xian missionaries have destroyed many cultures, so don't be surprised at the hatred of Xianity in many quarters.
     
  15. Zephyr

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    Although I don't approve of the tactics, I have no problem with Burma being a Buddhist country. Even a fully Buddhist country is fine by me.
     
  16. astarath

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    As christians or jews our principles and tenets are the focus on love. Love your enemies. These lives are worth nothing if you give into fear and hatred, rather welcome them with love and understanding in the name of Yaheshua and Yahweh.
    What holds true in the simplest sense must also hold true in a most difficult case such as this.
     
  17. gnomon

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    How wonderful.

    Are your supporting the imprisonment and perhaps the forced eviction, not to mention the inevitable violence, against innocent people due to the actions of people long ago. I mean, this isn't even a situation of "sins of the fathers" but rather the "sins of other people's fathers in their dealings with the native people's fathers".

    Why, you almost sound like God!:sarcastic
     
  18. Mister Emu

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    And I remember pagans attempting to wipe out Christianity as soon as it got started?

    Guess it would be OK to nuke em... Karma, you know.
     
  19. James the Persian

    James the Persian Dreptcredincios Crestin

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    Indeed. And again under Julian the Apostate, and Zoroastrians in Persia did, and....

    If you want to play the 'karma' card, very soon you'll have no people left whatsoever, everyone having been wiped out (justifiably in the view of some posters here) by someone their coreligionists persecuted in the past. Even atheists wouldn't be safe - look at all the persecution carried out in the name of that.

    James
     
  20. darkpenguin

    darkpenguin Charismatic Enigma

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    As I said, I don't have a problem with that.
    Nope not god, just a logical thinking communist.
    I look at all the bad that christianity has done in the name of spreading the word of 'god', much much worse then paganism (at least they don't force their religion on anyone!!!) and it makes me simply not care about a few christians getting kicked out of a country.
    I think it's about time that they were stood up against.
    The 'true' religion indeed :foot:.
     
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