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Yugan Authorities Replace Jesus with Xi Jinping to Help the Poor
AsiaNews ^ | 11/14/17

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, they’ll 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 Yugan’s Huangjinbu township, party officials visited poor Christian families to promote the party’s 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 didn’t want to take them down. But there is no way out. If they don’t agree to do so, they.......

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TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: china; persecution; redchina; xijinping

1 posted on 11/15/2017 5:55:29 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Replace Jesus with Yogi Bear ?


2 posted on 11/15/2017 6:00:55 PM PST by butlerweave
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To: marshmallow

“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.


3 posted on 11/15/2017 6:01:24 PM PST by JPJones (Who is FOR tariffs? George Washington, Ronald Reagan and Me.)
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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?


4 posted on 11/15/2017 6:03:00 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: marshmallow

They’re communist


5 posted on 11/15/2017 6:04:52 PM PST by mylife
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To: LegendHasIt
0bama wishes he would have thought of this

Oh, the shadowy cabal which was running him did. They did very much.

6 posted on 11/15/2017 6:08:34 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: marshmallow

So much for China no longer being communist.


7 posted on 11/15/2017 6:11:43 PM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: marshmallow

The same thing has been happening in America for 50 years.


8 posted on 11/15/2017 6:17:39 PM PST by freedomjusticeruleoflaw (Western Civilization- whisper the words, and it will disappear. So let us talk now about rebirth)
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To: marshmallow

If your image of God is a Vegas slot machine, then yeah, Xi is your man.


9 posted on 11/15/2017 6:36:59 PM PST by Salvavida (The Missouri citizen's militia sends its regards.)
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To: marshmallow

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...


10 posted on 11/15/2017 6:58:17 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: JPJones

Look up Lei Feng or Alexei Stakhanov, mythical heroes of communism.

Nothing new.


11 posted on 11/15/2017 7:07:46 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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