This morning I almost sprayed coffee all over my computer when I read this story. Looks like the Chinese want to regulate re-incarnation now. Yes, you heard that right. If you were still in doubt that religion is stupidity used to brainwash, enslave and control people, this is such a clear example of its purpose. Just take a look:
In one of history’s more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which goes into effect next month and strictly stipulates the procedures by which one is to reincarnate, is “an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation.”
Just the first sentence had me rolling on the floor. But you know what? It also made me really sad. Sad to see that many people still believe in all this stupidity and allow themselves to be manipulated by it. Sad to see that in the coming months and years, people are actually going to be taking this seriously, and fight for their rights to reincarnate how and where ever they want. And sad to see that those in control still manage to fool large parts of the ignorant population (which is kept that way on purpose) and get away with such absurdities.