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Online kevindavis

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Jesus more popular than Mao in China?
« on: April 13, 2014, 03:47:18 PM »
Despite Christianity's struggles in China, Jesus and Christianity are still far more popular on Weibo, China's version of Twitter than Chairman Mao and Communism.

A survey by Tea Leaf Nation, a magazine run by researchers studying China's social media trends, found that a search for 'Bible' on Weibo produces over 17 million results.

Searching the same site for 'Quotations of Chairman Mao', a text more commonly known in the West as the 'Little Red Book' only yielded 60,000 results.

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/jesus.more.popular.than.mao.in.china/36729.htm
« Last Edit: April 13, 2014, 03:48:14 PM by kevindavis »
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Re: Jesus more popular than Mao in China?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 06:30:46 PM »
Why not. He didn't cause the deaths of some 70-100 million Chinese like Fat Boy did.
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Re: Jesus more popular than Mao in China?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 11:17:47 PM »
Maybe it's because Mao is taught in schools and anyone can learn about him anywhere, but you have to put effort into learning about Jesus.

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Re: Jesus more popular than Mao in China?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 02:59:23 PM »
let's give credit where credit is due, the many Christian missionaries sent to China over the decades.
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Re: Jesus more popular than Mao in China?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 08:38:59 PM »
let's give credit where credit is due, the many Christian missionaries sent to China over the decades.


That is true..
"Die-hard conservatives thought that if I couldn't get everything I asked for, I should jump off the cliff with the flag flying-go down in flames. No, if I can get 70 or 80 percent of what it is I'm trying to get ... I'll take that and then continue to try to get the rest in the future."

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Re: Jesus more popular than Mao in China?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 08:29:30 AM »
let's give credit where credit is due, the many Christian missionaries sent to China over the decades.

Agreed. They risked it all, too.
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Re: Jesus more popular than Mao in China?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 06:39:39 PM »
Can we presume then the Beatles are more popular than Mao?
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