Burmese Government policy-Wipe out the Christians!

Posted: January 23, 2007 in Uncategorized

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(Program to destroy the Christian religion in
Burma)
 

No, this is not fantasy, I wish it was. The Telegraph has reported on a leaked document, the source of this text is a Burmese government ministry.From the document: ‘There shall be no home where the Christian religion is practised”

Its Government policy!

From the Telegraph:

‘In Koh Kyi village, in Arakan State, a monk backed by the military burnt down the local church. In another state, 300 monks were allegedly sent by the regime to forcibly convert the populace, all of whom belonged to the Chin ethnic group, which is mostly Christian.’

Sounds like a final solution, sounds like fascist rhetoric, a nation unified by religion. Not tolerating other beliefs, actively seeking out and killing those of other beliefs specifically Christians.

The Burmese Government it seems does not like its citizens to have freedom to believe or think.

Here is a link to an interview with a Christian Leader in Rangoon,from Christian Freedom International.

If you pray –please do so for those caught in this hellish situation. 

  

 

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Comments
  1. The extent of world wide persecution of Christians is astounding. It appears as if the most hospitable countries to religious freedom are those with a Christian heritage. When true Christianity is practiced it is perceived as threatening by many non-believers. But that is not surprising. Look at what happened to Christ and his closest followers.

  2. Mike Godfrey says:

    Hi William,
    thanks for commenting.
    What amazes me is the media never pick up on this.
    We would rather get upset about Big Brother house than people being persecuted for there beliefs.
    Cheers,
    Mike

  3. Hi Mike I believe the Christian identity of the victims accounts for the lack of interest. BTW, I would like to contact you about a non-public matter. Do you have my e-mail address? If you do could you drop me a message enabling me to send one of my own to your address?

  4. themaiden says:

    Tragic, if true. Even I don’t want Christians tormented and killed.

  5. Mike Godfrey says:

    Hi William & themaiden,
    I think your right Christians are being persecuted like never before,but not a whisper of it in the media.
    We only have to look at the church in China,Christians in the middle east,Cuba etc not that other groups are immune from persecution.
    My email by the way is : mikegod@tiscali.co.uk

    Thanks
    Mike

  6. Um, why do you illustrate this article with a picture of the Dalai Lama?

    What does the Dalai Lama have to do with the Burmese government??

  7. Mike Godfrey says:

    Hi StrangeAttractor,
    thanks for visiting, the reason I illustrated that post with the picture of the Dalai Lama is to point to the part buddhism plays in the Burmese governments descision to irradicate christianity from that country.Buddist monks are allegidly attacking Christians as outlined in the post.
    The Dalai lama is the recognised symbol of Buddism that I choose to use.
    cheers,
    Mike

  8. Mike wrote: “the reason I illustrated that post with the picture of the Dalai Lama is to point to the part buddhism plays in the Burmese governments descision to irradicate christianity from that country.Buddist monks are allegidly attacking Christians as outlined in the post.
    The Dalai lama is the recognised symbol of Buddism that I choose to use.”

    Mike, that is very misleading on many levels. You would do well to read more about both Burma (officially called “Myanmar”) and Buddhism.

    The Dalai Lama is the spirtual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. The main branch of branch of Buddhism practiced in Burma is Theravada Buddhism. These are two very different branches of Buddhism, each with their own lineages — just as, for example, Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, and Coptic Christianity are all separate lineages of Christianity.

    So the Dalai Lama has nothing to do with oppression in Burma. In fact, he has on occasion expressed support for democratic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (a human rights activist who has been imprisoned by the Burmese government for many years — by the way, she is a Buddhist).

    You are right to point out the persecution of Christians under the military regime of Burma (largely considered one of the most oppressive and brutal in the world) — this is a tragedy of human rights.

    And yes, because Buddhism is the state-sanctioned religion in Burma, Buddhist monks have played a terrible role in the persecution of religious minorities.

    But you should also know that Muslims and ethnic Buddhists are being persecuted in addition to Christians. This is because much of the brutality is actually ethic persecution, not just religious persecution.

    You can find out more about this on this Amnesty International site:
    web.amnesty.org/library/index/engASA160172001!Open

    In any case, the Dalai Lama has no more to do with the actions of Buddhist monks in Burma than the Pope does with the actions of Baptists in America.

  9. typo in third to last paragraph: “ethnic persecution” not “ethic persecution”

    — StrangeAttractor.

  10. Mike Godfrey says:

    Hi StrangeAttractor,
    thanks for your post,and your corrections.
    I accept your points re the Dalai Lama ,perhapse another image might have been a better a choice.I wasn’t aware that he had protested regarding Aung San Suu Kyi’s illegial house arrest and imprisonment.
    I was aware that he was a tibetan monk and as such from a different branch of Buddism, to that practiced in Burma,my point however,in using that image, was to highlight the juxtaposition of Buddism and burmese persecution .
    Thanks for your thoughts though I accept your points.
    cheers,
    Mike

  11. Mike,

    Well, cheers to you then — not everyone would concede a point in an online debate.

    The reason I am so passionate about it is because I don’t like to see an image of the Dalai Lama as an image of perscution… because he has been, for the most part, an outstanding spokesman for human suffering throughout the world. He’s chosen to use his birth-given leadership to not only champion the suffering of his own people, but the suffering of many other peoples throughout the world.

    And it was all the more frustrating for me in conjunction with the context of the article, because the situation you describe is appalling, so I agree with you trying to draw attention to it.

    All the best.

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