Many people agree with this statement: The greatest sorrow of the Chinese people is their lack of religious faith.
Almost everyone agrees that there is a void in the spiritual realm of Chinese people, especially those under 50 years old, born after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came to power. But one day, I suddenly realised that it is not correct to say that the Chinese people have no religious faith. Since the Party took control, everyone in China has been subject to one "religion": the Chinese Communist Party. What the Chinese people lack is the right and the environment to freely choose their religion.
Out of fear, threats, and personal interests, the Chinese people have been forced to accept the CCP as their religion. Why do I say this? Since kindergarten, everyone has been repeatedly brainwashed under the Party's menace, from the Young Pioneers, to the Communist Youth League, to the Chinese Communist Party. Everyone in China under 50 has been forced to go through it, even against their own will. As a youth, if one doesn't join the Communist Youth League or the Young Pioneers, then he or she is considered a bad child and is discriminated against. The hostile environment can be suffocating, making one feel that there is no other option but to join the Communist Youth League or the Young Pioneers.
This pervasive environment permeates through schools, teachers, and the entire society. Members of the Young Pioneers are required to wear red scarves which represent a corner of the bloodstained red flag. The Communist Youth League is basically CCP members in training. It trains members to be fearless of death. In other words, they are on the front lines and are the first to die. Being a Communist Party member has become the key to success in government and society. At funerals in most countries, the national flag is flown. Only in China, the flag of the Communist Party is used to cover the corpse. The reason is simple: people who grow up in Mainland China, from birth to death, have no choice other than the Party. When you were born, you were born for the CCP; when you die, you die as a ghost of the CCP. When people join the CCP, the Youth League, or the Young Pioneers, they promise to protect the CCP with their lives.
By now, it is clear that the situation is very dire. Although most Chinese people say they have no religious belief, the CCP forces them to accept them as their "religion." It uses threats and violence as means to deprive the Chinese people of the freedom to choose their own belief. In the process of systematic brainwashing through so-called "education," the Chinese people unwittingly became Party "believers." This is inevitable, as they live in an environment created by their so called "party culture."
Some people say that they withdrew from the CCP a long time ago or that they have left China and have nothing to do with the Party anymore. That's just what they think. However, the fact that they are "believers" was recorded when they made the vow to join the CCP. In a Western democracy, such vows are only made in religious rituals. That's why I said that in China, everyone has been forced to accept the CCP as their religion.
Many Chinese people might not be able to accept or recognise this point. It is because the true concept of religion has already been confused or eliminated in their minds.
The Communist Party uses violent means and threats to directly influence every individual, family, social group, and ultimately, the entire society. Every person in this society, from his life and personal interests, to the well-being of his family and friends, is subject to their threats.
In order to survive, and when deprived of the freedom of belief, everyone is forced to succumb to the CCP's violence, accept the brainwashing, and follow this religion. That is why every Chinese person under Party rule has one belief, which comes from the tremendous social pressure the CCP exerts.
However, tyranny, power, death, or even time, cannot kill true beliefs.
In the West and in civilised societies, it is most natural and respectable for people to have religious beliefs. Religious beliefs are also able to stand the test of time. In the river of time, what is left is not wealth, power, or beauty. The only thing that is left is people's respect for and faith in gods. This is a righteous, genuine belief.
Actually, there are some traces of religious beliefs left in Mainland China, including fortune-telling, the tradition of making visits to Buddhist and Taoist temples, and worshipping Buddhas and other deities. However, because of the CCP presence, although the religious establishments are still there, their true meanings have become extinguished or blurred. That's why people think that they don't have religious beliefs.
The CCP has created an anti-religious "religion." On the one hand, it has struck down the people's orthodox, natural, and inherent respect for gods and Buddhas. By using violence and threatening the common people with the loss of material gain, the CCP forces the people to accept its ruling, thoughts, ways of living, and social structure. It takes away the intuitive care, trust, peace, and harmony between people. On the other hand, orthodox religions have played a role in uplifting people's moral standards.
Looking back at the 5,000-year history of China, no tyranny and power have eradicated the people's belief in and respect for Buddhas and deities. That is also true in other parts of the world. Upright faiths, in the entire course of human history, have withstood the test of time. That is because men are created by gods and Buddhas. The human culture comes from gods and Buddhas, and therefore has a rightful root. Normally, people choose their faith naturally. It is a spontaneous connection from the bottom of their hearts, and is an expression of their inner being.
In contrast, the "party culture" created by the CCP is forced, coming from the external, and reliant on violence. It forces people to accept it against their will. From this point of view, there is no doubt that the Party culture comes from the opposites of gods and Buddhas--ghosts and spirits. The strained relationships among the Chinese people today are a direct outcome of such culture.
What the Chinese people need most today is trust. The relationships between people have deteriorated to mere pursuit of personal interests. Every corner of society is filled with trickery, distrust, and back-stabbing. The internal power struggle among the high ranking officials of the CCP is another example of this. It is never-ceasing, permeating from the top to the bottom of society, from officials to common people, and from education to commerce. It comes directly from the philosophy of struggle that the CCP promotes.
The red flags of the Chinese and the Party fly everywhere. Everyone has to promise his or her loyalty. CCP organisations are present at every level of society. They use symbols of violence such as the blood-red flag and the hammer and sickle to shape, affect, and even direct people's lives. Isn't it because of CCP party culture that today's Chinese live in a state of distrust, low morality, and frequent back-stabbing? Isn't the party culture's spread a result of everyone being forced to accept and worship the Party? What is truly represented by this violence? It can only come from demons and ghosts.
That is why people should withdraw from the CCP, the Communist Youth League, and the Young Pioneers, and why people must truly want to withdraw from these organisations themselves, even though they could use pseudonyms when they withdraw online.
The "religion" that the CCP forces on every Chinese person is actually anti-religious. It comes directly from demons and ghosts. Everyone should quit the Party immediately, and tell their families, friends, and everyone they meet to quit it, too. The demon has no place to hide when the Buddha's palm comes. Those who accepts this anti-religious "religion" out of personal interest may be buried along with the Communist Party when the time comes.
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