China’s appalling harvest of believers’ organs

Jul 20, 2019 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, The Conservative Woman:

TOTALITARIANISM employs many tools: propaganda, indoctrination, censorship, gulags, but they all boil down to a single weapon – fear. Fear of the power of the state to do whatever it wishes and to crush any opposition. This fear sits in the mind of any would-be rebel and acts as a brake on any impulse to overt non-conformity.

This is why religion has been a principal target of totalitarians throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Those with a religious conviction have something greater in their lives than the state. The persecution of Christians by Stalin and Hitler alike was an inevitable outworking of their similar political outlook.

Today in China, the communist state is determined to control religion. The persecution of Christians, Muslims and others is testimony to their resistance to communist ideological control. China has an estimated 1.5million prisoners of conscience, men, women and children who do that most dangerous thing: they think differently. These prisoners include House Church Christians, Tibetan Buddhists, Uyghur Muslims and Falun Gong practitioners.

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