Sunday, February 27, 2011

Damn, the commies want to control EVERYTHING!

In one of history’s more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which goes into effect next month and strictly stipulates the procedures by which one is to reincarnate, is “an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation.”

Yeah, it's to try and control Tibet; makes me wonder what happens if a few thousand show up and say "Where's my paperwork?"

1 comment:

MauserMedic said...

Oddly, I am reading a copy of "The Golden Bough" which mentions the Chinese registering/licensing individuals who claimed to be gods in human form back in the late 1800s. A fine demonstration that political systmes change, bureaucracy is eternal.