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About my habit of spreading religious propaganda materials…

December 14, 2010

Unfortunately, I had to give this habit up, as required by my contract.

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  1. December 14, 2010 19:23

    Was this in the contract for your job, or did you come across it somewhere? To be honest, I wouldn’t really object to things like this being a part of job contracts over here.

    • Tim Quijano permalink*
      December 14, 2010 20:17

      Yes this is in the contract for my school. While I kind of see your point about the spreading religious materials, i think that outlawing the establishment of churches or any other organizations outside the few (corruptly) sanctioned by the government is awful. I don’t see this happening outside of nations run by totalitarian governments.

  2. Tim Quijano permalink*
    December 14, 2010 23:13

    Speak of the devil. There is a report in the Economist about the Chinese Communist Party tightening its grip on the Chinese (government-sanctioned) Catholic Church:
    http://www.economist.com/node/17680919

  3. peter permalink
    December 18, 2010 05:49

    i guess they’re still bitter about those missionaries. oh also you forget its not totalitarian its communism

    • Tim Quijano permalink*
      December 20, 2010 17:24

      No, I meant to say totalitarianism. I believe communist governments could peacefully coexist with religious and any other non-state organizations. While most (all?) communist governments have aimed to crush all non-state organizations, I believe that this is not only against the definition of communism, but also futile and part of what has contributed to the downfall of these states.

  4. peter permalink
    December 24, 2010 04:22

    ok, now we’re getting into defining communism, which is a futile task in itself. Marx said religion is the opiate of the masses so i don’t see how a communist government could coexist with religious organizations, if we’re defining it by the original “communist.” also, in a communist state there is no possibility of a non-state organization, it’s antithetical to the idea of communal ownership. if we’re talking about lenin, marx, mao then lets just call it totalitarianism and it has no other ambition than power. what contributes to the downfall of these and all states is often greed and corruption. authoritarian governments are more inclined to these tendencies than others.

    maybe your contract is about limiting your freedom of expression or its about blocking western imperialism. its probably both

    • Tim Quijano permalink*
      December 24, 2010 10:04

      yes, you’re right. i think my personal definition of communism and socialism is much more flextible than it was defined by those guys. i think of it as more of something like a swedish governmental system, but that’s very far from marx, or ˼ “makesuh” as the chinese like to call him

  5. yang` permalink
    December 28, 2010 06:12

    You can read lots about religion on the many Religious Web sites . Why spead it in China. ? People have the freedom to choose weather they like or believe in a religion . There are many religions in this world . Some of them all puritan to some sort of man with not natrual powers. I really think any religion is there to make money and gain political favor with the word. The more a certain religion converts the uneducated and gullible people of this word the more stronger they become. The Church is a capitalistic entity, more money the more power it gains .

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