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Group Opposes Claim Against 'Unnecessary' Bible Smuggling in China
A U.S.-based rights group countered a claim by the Bible Society in China this past week that the smuggling of Bibles into the country is now unnecessary given the mass printing of scriptures by the government-approved printing press.
Religious freedom group China Aid Association commended Bible Society NSW for its commitment to making Bibles available to Chinese Christians, but it highlighted several problems in communist China that still hinder the Bible being available to all Chinese Christians that want one.
The rate of printing and distribution of Bibles in China for 2007 was 6.75 million complete Bibles and 690,000 copies of the New Testament, pointed out China Aid. Given a total estimated Protestant believer population of 39 million to 130 million (from the official Three-Self Patriotic Movement and the unoffical house churches), the Bible printing rate would need at least another five...
China is not a democracy, India, Packistan, and Turkey can in an ambiguous way might be considered democracy.
However, the tyranny of the majority is no less an evil than a tyranny of a minority. Even if some of these governments may have something like the first amendment of the Bill of Rights of our Constitution, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." It is meaningless if it isn't enforced by anyone government's and believed by a significant portion of that country's population.
Yes, keep smuggling those Bibles in, and make sure they are published in the U.S.A., we need to have more imports to China.