Foreign Policy released a fascinating infographic today, based on a compilation of information from Weibo, China’s huge social media platform that functions like Twitter. The graphic suggests that Christian terms are far more popular than their Communist counterparts. The information showed vastly more mentions of God than Chairman Mao, and more of Jesus than President Xi Jinping, who is headlined in state newspapers nearly every day. The regulated Bible, with 17 million hits, shot past the famous and widely-distributed Little Red Book, also known as Quotations from Chairman Mao, which registered so few hits that the data couldn’t be displayed. “Christian congregation” garnered 41.8 million hits, while “the Communist Party” registered just 5.3 million.
This is Awesome!
God bless the Mainland of China!
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and
whose treasury of compassion inexhaustible,
look kindly upon us and increase your mercy in us,
that in the difficult moments of life,
we might not despair or become despondent,
but with great confidence submit to your holy will,
which is love and mercy itself.