re: #189 HappyWarrior
China is becoming more hostile to religion, other than the “state approved” churches. It’s not just Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists feeling the heat, but also independent Christian sects and of course the Falun Gong.
The Party wants religion to serve the State, and to give Chinese people some sort of extra moral compass besides the Party’s teachings. But the Party doesn’t want them teaching stuff like there is a higher power than the Party, or people are endowed with fundamental human rights, and all that stuff.