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?
You know, I believe in freedom (within restraints of not harming others).
I don’t like cults, but geez, if you want to wear funny underpants or hyperventilate by a stagnant pond – go for it!!
China is run by control freaks.