And, not to be too narrow-minded, I hope to see that China would allow more "philosophy-based" religion (Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism) to flow back into the populace. But meanwhile, not to offend anyone, keep the other more monotheistic and deity-based religions under control.
It's going to be more difficult for China to allow more religions. China is now still an autocracy. After the Falungong incidence (FLG), which the chinese government feel to be a threat to the communisty party's power, it is now more strict with religious practice. Furthermore, the communist are completely atheist, and therefore, it doesn't encourage any form of religion, fearing that religion might be somehow be connected to politics, and would gain strength to topple the communist party. That's the reason why you don't see religion prospering in China.
Actually, buddhism, confucianism and Taoism have no connection with politics and I would say it would contribute to society stability and should be encouraged.
My feelings are much like that.
I remember listening to the NPR, it talked about Christianity and prostitution coming back to the borders of China
my first thought was
"Nuts, the Christians are back"
I think Yin/Yang is very easily applied to life, science, etc.
Matter is neither created nor destroyed, the Yin-Yang belief of balance is existant in that.
Kinetics, energy stored and released, just shifted, never really created nor destroyed, it all makes sense with the Yin-Yang outlook.
Nit-picking on it just seems asinine.
Funerals show respect, marriages are a time to celebration. We are not animals, we are human beings, we have many creative ways to waste time and money, that's how we enjoy life.
Have you gone to the movies? OMG, you wasted your money you idiot, you could have spent that money on science! The movie industry is stupid, poor people go waste their money, rich people waste their resources to create a ritual without any value.
This forum is a waste of time, you're wasting the power of the internet to talk to people you will never meet, about issues that don't matter, with nothing accomplished in the end!
Science, medicine! Let's all become sterile robots in a perfect world free of waste and superstition!
"the way has more than one name, and wise men have more than one method. Knowledge is such that it may suit all countries, so that all creatures may be saved..."