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It is said to be China's biggest church and on Easter Sunday thousands of worshippers will flock to this Asian mega-temple to pledge their allegiance – not to the Communist Party, but to the Cross.


The 5,000-capacity Liushi church, which boasts more than twice as many seats as Westminster Abbey and a 206ft crucifix that can be seen for miles around, opened last year with one theologian declaring it a "miracle that such a small town was able to build such a grand church"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10776023/China-on-course-to-become-worlds-most-Christian-nation-within-15-years.html
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I say this is good news.
"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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I say this is good news.
We'll see how long the Communist Party tolerates it before they start cracking down.
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We'll see how long the Communist Party tolerates it before they start cracking down.


Like how the Roman Empire tried to do it??
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Like how the Roman Empire tried to do it??

Way different. The Roman Empire tolerated different faiths, as long as the paid taxes. Sound familiar?
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Way different. The Roman Empire tolerated different faiths, as long as the paid taxes. Sound familiar?


no taxation without representation??

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Like how the Roman Empire tried to do it??
Then they embraced it-- and almost immediately started to collapse.

The Chinese know that Christianity and imperialism cannot coexist... and you know they would rather have the empire.
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Then they embraced it-- and almost immediately started to collapse.

The Chinese know that Christianity and imperialism cannot coexist... and you know they would rather have the empire.

Hey! I got nearly 600 years back history says different!  :tongue2:

Of course - we did kick out the malcontents ....  :whistle:
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