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(CNN)   China likes big Buddhas and they cannot lie   (globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 17
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2014-02-12 08:16:08 PM  
I'm on my way to the Lama Temple in Beijing so I'm going to get a kick when I light some incense in an hour.
 
2014-02-12 10:13:03 PM  
You other Asians can't deny
 
2014-02-13 02:08:38 AM  
The hilarious part is that they are doing it entirely for tourist dollars, and not for religion.

Money is the religion of China.

If only Americans could understand how very similar our cultures are.
 
2014-02-13 02:17:07 AM  
Compensating...
 
2014-02-13 02:17:34 AM  
<golf clap>, Subby.
 
2014-02-13 02:21:12 AM  
160-foot Buddha in the video towers over crowds, almost as much as another 300-foot Buddha in eastern China does. In 2002, the tallest statue in the world - the 500-foot Spring Temple Buddha - was unveiled in China. It is almost 200 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty!

These giant Buddhas will kill us all!
 
2014-02-13 02:23:08 AM  

Hector Remarkable: 160-foot Buddha in the video towers over crowds, almost as much as another 300-foot Buddha in eastern China does. In 2002, the tallest statue in the world - the 500-foot Spring Temple Buddha - was unveiled in China. It is almost 200 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty!

These giant Buddhas will kill us all!


Just wait until they find out they're Weeping Angels.
 
2014-02-13 02:31:38 AM  

Alonjar: The hilarious part is that they are doing it entirely for tourist dollars, and not for religion.

Money is the religion of China.

If only Americans could understand how very similar our cultures are.


Yet Americans still think of China as communist. Go figure.

/Buddha was from India, so...
 
2014-02-13 02:36:48 AM  
This is pretty impressive, when you consider they were destroying ancient Buddha statues and other priceless national treasures, as late as the seventies, because the communist thought it was the best way to progress into the future.
 
2014-02-13 02:41:39 AM  
Sounds like there's a competition to see who can make the largest and greatest Buddha statue, but a lot of people are sick of it.

Or in other words, the bitter 'bigger, better Buddha' battle?
 
2014-02-13 02:42:11 AM  

Abacus9: Alonjar: The hilarious part is that they are doing it entirely for tourist dollars, and not for religion.

Money is the religion of China.

If only Americans could understand how very similar our cultures are.

Yet Americans still think of China as communist. Go figure.

/Buddha was from India, so...


Did you know that Chinese government doesn't have a military.  The entire armed forces of their country are under the complete control of the communist party.  Thing is, neither the Chinese Communist Party, or the Russian Communist Party, when it ruled Russia, where ever interested in being actual communist.  Sure, they love talking about the poor workers, and how they are the best thing for them since sliced bread, but in reality, it has always been about stealing as much much money from everyone who is not in the communist party, and giving said money to the communist officials.  That's why the Communist Parties in those countries spend so much time destroying culture relics, and murdering teachers, they have to make it look like they are fighting the imaginary enemies, so no one realizes they are the corrupt overlords they spend so much time warning about.
 
2014-02-13 02:46:09 AM  
www.myfacewhen.net
 
2014-02-13 04:36:57 AM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Abacus9: Alonjar: The hilarious part is that they are doing it entirely for tourist dollars, and not for religion.

Money is the religion of China.

If only Americans could understand how very similar our cultures are.

Yet Americans still think of China as communist. Go figure.

/Buddha was from India, so...

Did you know that Chinese government doesn't have a military.  The entire armed forces of their country are under the complete control of the communist party.  Thing is, neither the Chinese Communist Party, or the Russian Communist Party, when it ruled Russia, where ever interested in being actual communist.  Sure, they love talking about the poor workers, and how they are the best thing for them since sliced bread, but in reality, it has always been about stealing as much much money from everyone who is not in the communist party, and giving said money to the communist officials.  That's why the Communist Parties in those countries spend so much time destroying culture relics, and murdering teachers, they have to make it look like they are fighting the imaginary enemies, so no one realizes they are the corrupt overlords they spend so much time warning about.


Hey, I wasn't defending them. The Chinese government can kiss my ass. That said, everything you said about the Soviet government was from the writings of Ayn Rand. Their current government is no better. And, your first two sentences contradict each other.
 
2014-02-13 07:45:33 AM  
The hilarious part is that they are doing it entirely for tourist dollars, and not for religion.


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2014-02-13 08:18:53 AM  
When a dissident posts on the internet you get sprung
 
2014-02-13 09:28:58 AM  

Alonjar: The hilarious part is that they are doing it entirely for tourist dollars, and not for religion.


Chinese Buddhism is as much about folklore and culture as it is about devotion. When a religious tradition has been in a place for about 2,000 years, it gets that way. Its about money, status, prestige and marketing the cultural capital of a country.
 
2014-02-13 09:30:07 AM  

tb tibbles: <golf clap>, Subby.


I would also like to make a polite clapping of hands in Subby's general direction.

/also, we hates stupid Subbyses for the ear worms, we hates them!
 
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