Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Dangerous Religion...!

Now, by dangerous I mean dangerous to practice. Shows what can happen when the governments get to choose what you do!

I have no idea why the government in China is so against the the things that this religion stands for, but they are determined to wipe out the followers, that's for sure!

Falun Gong Persecutions

Falun Gong is a relatively recent Chinese quasi-religion based around core values of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, as well as exercises designed to improve health and energy. But for millions of its followers in China, their beliefs can get them put in prison or even killed.

Since July 22, 1999, practicing Falun Gong in China is against the law. China even has their own security department, 6-10 Office, which deals exclusively with suppressing the religion. Among other horrors, the 6-10 Office has been accused of sending people to work 20 hours a day in “reform camps,” force-feeding saline solutions into prisoner’s noses, and tying people in excruciating positions for days on end. There have even been accounts of people practicing Falun Gong having their organs removed for quick, in-demand organ transplants.

Over the past 14 years, since the ban on the religion began, over 3,428 deaths have been reported, with the numbers continuing to rise. The persecution continues to this day.

Living in a country that allows us to worship in any fashion that we want seems better every day when you hear about something like this, don't you think?

Coffee out on the patio today. I'm hoping for a clear morning, but showers in the afternoon!


Chickenmom said...

Can't understand how some humans can be so cruel. Animals don't even act that way. There is just too much horror going on in this world these days.
57 here - I'll bring crumb buns for all. We still need rain.

Bob from Athens said...

Little over 7 inches rain in less than 24 hours, we need it, just please spread it out a little more over time. Most of what we got is running down the Trinity, heading your way, enjoy.

linda m said...

I am thankful that I live in a country that allows me to practice any religion I so choose. How people can be so intolerant of others is beyond belief. If the practice involved hurting others I could understand; but this is a peaceful religion. Too much evil in the world theses days. A balmy 53 degrees here this morning and no rain in sight. How about crullers for everyone?

Dizzy-Dick said...

Words can not describe what I think about all that.

deborah harvey said...

our country does not 'allow' us freedom. we are meant by God to have freedom.

we are meant to be and to control the government, not they control us.

soldier on!
deb harvey

butterbean said...

Howdy HJ,
I agree with Deb Harvey, but OUR EMPEROR doesn't...

Linda said...

Truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance? How dare they behave so nicely? Just torture them.

Of all the things I would NOT fight over, religion tops the list.