Skip to comments.Yugan Authorities Replace Jesus with Xi Jinping to Help the Poor
Posted on 11/15/2017 5:55:29 PM PST by marshmallow
Needy Christians are forced to replace religious images with pictures of the president to get aid. They think God is their saviour, an official said. After our cadres work, theyll realise their mistakes and think: we should no longer rely on Jesus, but on the party for help. According to some sources, the number of Christians exceeds that of party members.
Beijing (AsiaNews/SCMP) Yugan County, a poor rural area in the southern province of Jiangxi Province, has undertaken a campaign to replace religious faith with faith in the party.
To achieve this, the local government is asking people to replace the image of Jesus with that of Xi Jinping if they want to benefit from its poverty-relief programme.
Such a practice is a throwback to the times of the personality cult of Mao Zedong, whose picture was ubiquitous in Chinese homes.
A local social media account reported over the weekend that in Yugans Huangjinbu township, party officials visited poor Christian families to promote the partys poverty-relief policies and help them solve their material problems.
The officials successfully melted the hard ice in their hearts and transformed them from believing in religion to believing in the party, the report said.
As a result, more than 600 villagers voluntarily got rid of the religious texts and paintings they had in their homes, and replaced them with 453 portraits of Xi.
By Monday afternoon, the report disappeared, but the campaign was confirmed by villagers and local officials.
A resident of another township in Yugan said that in recent months many of his fellow villagers had been told to remove religious artefacts from their homes.
They all have their belief and, of course, they didnt want to take them down. But there is no way out. If they dont agree to do so, they.......
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Replace Jesus with Yogi Bear ?
“Yugan County, a poor rural area in the southern province of Jiangxi Province, has undertaken a campaign to replace religious faith with faith in the party.”
Kinda like what’s being done here.
0bama wishes he would have thought of this.
But how about instead, they take a photo of a few random taxpayers, the folks that are actually funding the welfare and display that in the recipient’s homes?
Oh, the shadowy cabal which was running him did. They did very much.
So much for China no longer being communist.
The same thing has been happening in America for 50 years.
If your image of God is a Vegas slot machine, then yeah, Xi is your man.
I seem to recall a news article from years ago telling about much the same thing going on in Castro’s Cuba at the time...
Look up Lei Feng or Alexei Stakhanov, mythical heroes of communism.
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