I guess it just goes to show, no religion is free of fundamentalist assholes.
The military regime in Burma is intent on wiping out Christianity in the country, according to claims in a secret document believed to have been leaked from a government ministry. Entitled "Programme to destroy the Christian religion in Burma", the incendiary memo contains point by point instructions on how to drive Christians out of the state.
The text, which opens with the line "There shall be no home where the Christian religion is practised", calls for anyone caught evangelising to be imprisoned. It advises: "The Christian religion is very gentle – identify and utilise its weakness."
Its discovery follows widespread reports of religious persecution, with churches burnt to the ground, Christians forced to convert to the state religion, Buddhism, and their children barred from school.
It kind of cracks me up that the whole "turn the other cheek" thing is backfiring on the Christians in this case since the persecutors seem intent on exploiting it.
I'm just amazed though. Buddhism? I didn't know they had it in them.
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