Subject: Me, Her, Mao and God Date: 20 Apr 90 10:42:00 GMT Howdy! My wife, who is from the
From: n101dq@tamunix (John Williams)
Subject: Me, Her, Mao and God
Date: 20 Apr 90 10:42:00 GMT
My wife, who is from the Peoples Republic of China, and I have been discuusing
Maoism and communism vs Democracy and Capitalism. She is a lawer and teacher
of law from Fudan University in Shanghi. As a child and student in China she
was in the young pioneers and the Red Guard. She used to attend many meetings
and rallys and what not and has plenty of observation time and personal
experience of events that has occured in China up until 2 years ago. She has
since been working and attending graduate school studying socialwork and
large organization theory.
Upon arriving in this country she was extreemly curious about the culture
and people that inhabit this land. We thus began to attend lectures, social
events, etc. We also attended religeous services by various denominations.
The first comment she made after attending a religeous service was that the
people behaved exactly like the people in a rally for Mao. They were
emotional, sheepish, easily swayed by the speaker, and almost in a kind of
drug induced reverie.
I should note that all the people were from U.Texas!
They were however acting, in her opinion, exactly like converts to Maoism.
Other denominations were similar but to varying degrees. At first she thought
certain religious denominations were quite good and she began to consider
joining one (Presbaterian). But after attending 3 times she changed her mind
(Her english is very good, but not perfect). Her reasons for change-of-mind
was the complete bite of hook line and sinker of the minister and his flock
of their "ideology". There was no room for skeptical behavor or thinking.
The most important characterization of all the denominations was we felt,
that all people that belonged were there for emotional reasons and not
rational ones. For those atheists who persist in trying to convince anyone
who holds such deep beliefs, as the belief in God, by using rational or worse
yet logical reasons, why they should not believe...you are probably wasting
your time. Their belief will support any line of reasoning required because
belief is fundamentally EMOTIONAL.
As an atheist I have never really cared what my religeous buddies thought
nor have I cared much for the thinking of Liberal atheists (like commies,
and socialists). We don't need Mao, God, Big Govt., or any "thing" to watch
over us and keep us safe. So what do we need? Shiner Bock Beer.
Life aint worth living unless you are convinced you are just dead meat.
I would like to be a physicist.
make that a RICH physicist.....Amen
Bye bye got to godot....
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