Townhall | Elizabeth Yore | June 26, 2020
Imagine, within one generation, religion could be completely wiped out in the People’s Republic of China. Ponder that catastrophic sociological and spiritual reality.
Recently, President Xi Jinping decreed that the CCP must eliminate all deities, to make room for himself, as the one and only true god of the Middle Kingdom.
President Xi Jinping is following in the footsteps of his predecessor Mao Zedong. In fact, some have described Xi Jinping as the Mao of the 21st century, evermore the authoritarian strongman. Mao instructed his followers that children are the masters of the new society. The new society envisioned by Mao and now implemented by Xi does not include religion. As the newly installed Emperor for Life, Xi Jinping commanded that the CCP roll out his anti-religion campaign in 2018:
“We Must Solemnly Reject Religion, We Must Not Believe in Religion.”
In the Chinese Communist state, loyalty and homage to the almighty state remain the only permissible sect. Thou shalt have no other gods before me, according to President Xi Jinping. So, at his direction, the CCP is tearing down paintings and icons of Jesus Christ in churches throughout China, and quickly replacing them with photos of Xi Jinping.
The new China policy, issued as Regulations on Religious Affairs, which came into force in February 2018, states that “religion is dangerous for minors, and they are prohibited from participating in any religion-related activities, so as to help them establish a correct worldview, outlook on life, and system of values and form a healthy mind.”
On March 18, 2019, President Xi Jinping urged the importance of cultivating generations that will support the CCP leadership and the Chinese socialist system. Xi stated that this policy must start with schools. Thus, Chinese schools, as early as kindergarten, must ensure that even the youngest Chinese child grow with the “right ideas and thoughts” of communism and atheism. Immediately, CCP government agents began a massive countrywide dragnet to carry out this policy by wiping out religious practice and worship throughout China, and targeting especially, all Chinese children.