Here’s my favorite headline of the day:
China tells living Buddhas to obtain permission before they reincarnate from the Times UK.
Tibet’s living Buddhas have been banned from reincarnation without permission from China’s atheist leaders. The ban is included in new rules intended to assert Beijing’s authority over Tibet’s restive and deeply Buddhist people.
“The so-called reincarnated living Buddha without government approval is illegal and invalid,” according to the order, which comes into effect on September 1.
This must come from the department of really stupid and unenforceable laws. You just have to love communists for their rules, orders and laws.
But seriously, China is completely anti-religious and seeks to commandeer any religion of its people. We’ve seen it with the state sanctioned Catholic church in China and how real Catholics are oppressed. But yet we’re all going to pretend it’s all OK and have a great Olympics there. Hooray!