Article: Communist China carries out blitz on crosses. Treats them as foes

Authorities in Zhejiang province are believed to be under a two-month deadline to remove crosses from the spires, vaults, roofs and wall arches of the 4,000 or so churches that dot the landscape of in this economically thriving region.

“Aren’t you ashamed of what you have done?” a teary woman yelled at the more than 100 security guards, who along with police and government workers kept the parishioners of Lower Dafei Catholic Church from protecting the symbol of their faith.

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The greatest enemy to Christianity is communism, marxism, socialism, or whatever you want to call it. The very ideology of it is Satan’s work and is the greatest enemy to Christianity. This is reason the Catholic Church was so opposed to communism in past. Today it seems too many Catholics want to coexist and make peace with this ideology or not take it as serious of a threat as it should be. You do not coexist with evil, you destroy it.

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“We have met the enemy and they is us”. The greatest enemy to Christianity is NOT communism/marxism/socialism - but our own movement.

Jesus taught “love one another, as I have loved you”. He means that to ALL human beings regardless of their political leanings.

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Also, I highly doubt that Jesus would be a right-wing elitist, classist, racist, misogynist person.

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We should NOT destroy or kill the Communists, Socialists, Marxists but rather pray for them.

Jesus taught “Resist not evil. Turn the other cheek. If your enemy slaps your left cheek, let him slap your right cheek as well. If he wants your coat then give him your shirt too. If he wants you to walk a mile, walk two miles. If he wants to borrow something from you then lend it to him.”

Socialism eliminates religios freedom, and puts the State first.

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Opposing totalitarian governments and ideologies, whether they be communist, fascist or any brand of tyranny does not make one a bigot, or right wing, for that matter.

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The study of symbols is called “semiotics.”

Symbols are actually more powerful than words, because many symbols exert instant effect on the subconscious psyche. This is why marketers try so hard to link a potent symbol to their product…think of the trademarked Nike slash as an example.

In semiotics, a flat line ( — ) is termed a “universal negative” because it connotes low energy. Indeed, we find this symbol universally employed in electronics as the low energy symbol. The symbol ( I )…a vertical line is more positive than a flat line. An ( X ) is a universal negative, even more negative to the subconscious than a flat line.

A cross (+) is a UNIVERSAL POSITIVE symbol. Quite apart from its association with Jesus Christ in religion, the (+) symbol is associated with positivity in electrical currents, medical care (hospitals), in earliest Chinese ideography it was a symbol for perfection or the number 10. On maps (+) may represent a boundry, shoal, north direction, North Pole, and clockwise rotation.

In Christianity, the cross is linked historically to Jesus’ passion, but spiritually, the horizontal (—) crossbar represents the earthly plane, while the upright vertical ( I ) represents the spiritual plane between Heaven and hell. At the intersection of these two lines, is Jesus Christ, himself, who reconciles all things to himself. The positivity of the ( + ) symbol on the human psyche is probably a spiritual projection of the spirit Jesus Christ.

The Chinese Communists will never eradicate the positivity of the ( + ) cross. The fact that they attempt to do so tells us much more about their own spiritual negativity. Hitler wanted to replace the cross with a potent negative symbol, the swastika. The Communists want to replace it with the hammer and sickle, another negative symbol. These efforts are all doomed to eventual failure, as the cross lives on in perpetuity.

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… apart from complacency.

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