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Buddhisms Resurgence in China and the World

GeoLaureate8
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11/7/2011 4:29:02 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
USA Today reported that Buddhism has made a resurgence in Communist China. Mao's latest politics has involved a more tolerant Communism thus allowing more religious freedom.

Because of this recent resurgence, there's been tension rising between newly thriving Buddhists and the Chinese government.

Just in the last few months, 10 Buddhist monks have set themselves on fire in protest of religious suppression. Beijing has called these people terrorist groups, yet they haven't harmed or terrorized anyone.

It is worth noting that despite Mao's recent softness, last year China outlawed reincarnation. I wonder how many people have been arrested so far for illegally reincarnating?

What are your thoughts on Buddhisms big resurgence in the world? Could it thrive so much to the point of competing with Islam and Christianity? And will Christians and Muslims take notice of this resurgence and go on a crusade against Buddhism?
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Bag-Of-Hammers
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11/8/2011 10:17:30 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
THe wisdom of Buddha was such that he knew that to help someone through a death-to-life experience(spiritual death or otherwise), it takes guidance and compassion, hence the Tebetan Book Of The Dead. Christians absorb the deity of Christ at his death, and they have him as a source of guidance and compassion through the same in-betweens. The NT is God's TBOTD. Jesus was sent to reveal the truth about the spirit, and God Buddha-like compassion for us. Showing that far eastern phylosophy is correct is a part of that.
CosmicAlfonzo
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11/8/2011 10:27:13 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Mao has been dead for like 40 years, dawg.
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