First off – i’m an atheist and i hate cults. Cult defined in a very limited term, for while i think religion is irrational i acknowledge the civic benefits it can provide.

Second – i’m not too keen on totalitarian/authoritarian government either.

Enter this problem. Falun Dafa, a QiGong practitioner group founded on the millenarist philosopical principles of Li Hongzhi. For all intents and purposes – a pseudo-scientific mystical cult.

On the otherside, the Chinese government, a model of authoritarianism that persecutes whatever group it wishes.

Question for you all:

If you had to choose (emphasis the had, no cop-out neutral statements) – Where would your sympathies lie?

The irrational cult or the monolithic government entity?