Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

It's Easter. Let's high-five.
“And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.”
         (St. Augustine)

Enjoy the beauty that are Easter cakes.

... and the disasters.

Maybe India doesn't have to march China into the sea:

Officially, the People's Republic of China is an atheist country but that is changing fast as many of its 1.3 billion citizens seek meaning and spiritual comfort that neither communism nor capitalism seem to have supplied. 

Christian congregations in particular have skyrocketed since churches began reopening when Chairman Mao's death in 1976 signalled the end of the Cultural Revolution. 

Less than four decades later, some believe China is now poised to become not just the world's number one economy but also its most numerous Christian nation. 

"By my calculations China is destined to become the largest Christian country in the world very soon," said Fenggang Yang, a professor of sociology at Purdue University and author of Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule. 

"It is going to be less than a generation. Not many people are prepared for this dramatic change." 

What does the "basic dictatorship" think will happen when it withholds spiritual and material freedom from its people?

Now, go enjoy some candy.

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