BEIJING, Nov 8 (Reuters) - China reacted angrily on Thursday to reports in the European press that the government would ban Bibles during next year's Beijing Olympics, saying it could not possibly be true.
The reports, one of which appeared in Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, were picked up by the Catholic News Agency and spread to U.S. media sites.
"The facts show that this news is a total rumour," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao told a news conference. "The Chinese government has not come up with any such rule.
"China's religious affairs authorities and the Olympic organisers have not -- and could not -- issue a rule banning the Bible in the Olympic village."
Dave wrote: Isn't it worth giving away boxes of Bibles to the blind for the one person who can see?
Dave thats deep. Still made me laugh though.
The Bible is very clear on when to stop and move on. Someone in the Bible spoke on widows, does the church meet all material needs for every widow, sounds like a good, loving thing a christian should do. Answer, no