Is persecution of Christians increasing in China?

“Christians are not persecuted simply for being Christians, nor are house churches targeted for attack simply for being house churches.”  China Isn’t Trying to Wipe Out Christianity

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Andrew K.'s picture

Yes... and no.

True, the issue of persecution in China is far more complex than many in the States understand.

But at the same time, yes, China is trying to wipe out Christianity. The Communist Party is opposed to Christianity on an ideological basis. Christianity (and other religions) are perceived as obsolete and potentially dangerous superstitions that need to be phased out in the long term. To encourage this process, Christian teaching materials for children are largely unavailable--even illegal, I think; and the state schools train children that Christians have something "wrong with their heads."

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jimfrank's picture

"(A)nd the state schools train children that Christians have something 'wrong with their heads.'"

 

How is this sentiment different from the attitude of the American school system?

Andrew K.'s picture

jimfrank wrote:

"(A)nd the state schools train children that Christians have something 'wrong with their heads.'"

 

How is this sentiment different from the attitude of the American school system?

I suppose the sentiment may be similar, but if you can find any public school in the States where the teachers, without repercussions, explain to the students that belief in God is a mental disease, I'll fully concede your point.

We're bad, but we're not there... yet.

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