China May Retranslate Bible to Include Buddhist Teachings in Bid to “Sinicize” Christianity

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    “The plan made it clear that ‘Sinicization of Christianity’ means to change ‘Christianity in China’ into ‘Chinese Christianity,’” Rev. Fu told members of the House Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. “[The plan] emphasized that ‘the heart and soul of Christianity’s Sinicization is to Sincize the Christian theology,’ and even proposing to 're-translate the Bible or re-write biblical commentaries.’” (The Gospel Herald)

    Rev. Fu is a former house church leader who immigrated to the United States from China in 1997.

    The Chinese government plans to “retranslate” the Old Testament with some Buddhist scripture and Confucian teachings and new commentary for the New Testament, Rev. Fu explained in his written testimony. “There are outlines that the new Bible should not look Westernized and [should look] Chinese and reflect Chinese ethics of Confucianism and socialism,” he said. “The Old Testament will be messed up. The New Testament will have new commentaries to interpret it.” (The Christian Post)

    Rev. Fu noted that new regulations enacted in February require all religious activity to be conducted under “the guidance, supervision, and inspection of relevant departments of the local people’s government regarding the management of personnel, finances, assets, accounting, security, fire protection, protection of relics, health and disease prevent and so forth.” (The Christian Post)

    China May Retranslate Bible to Include Buddhist Teachings in Bid to “Sinicize” Christianity: US Activist | Buddhistdoor

    That would make for a very interesting read.
     
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    Yes should be interesting, I imagine the Evangelicals are just crying up a storm. :)
     
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    Taoism is China's only indigenous religion. Buddhism entered China from India. The idea of christ is indeed Chinese, having come 250 years before the Nazarethan avatar, Jesus.

    On youtube, Maria Konnikova states....

    And con artists, that's what they do.
    I moshenniki, vot chto oni delaiut.

    They resolve it for us.
    Oni rezrashaiut eto dlia nas.

    They give us meaning.
    Oni daiut nam smysp.'

    Oz never gave a thing to the Tin Man that he did not always already have. 'We (are [italics]) meaning.'(Jean-Luc Nancy, The Gravity of Thought)
     
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    That does not surprise me, they do rewrite a lot of stuff over there. Some times past customs require it to make sense of it.
     
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    Buddhism is merely rubbish, the ultimate in narcissism, so let them try; it will be an hilarious flop. The two aren't even remotely related, which of course is why the Red Chinese want to rewrite the bible, to suit their own needs, none of which are in the interest of their people. Mao worship and cadre worship has failed, and they have nothing to replace it.
     
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    Deliberately mistranslating the Bible is probably the worst sin of all. That's why King James and his Protestant translators are all burning in hell right now.
     
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    Meh well that’s happened to the Bible a bunch of times. We’ll just live through one this time. No doubt one day blood will be spilled in the name of whatever its beliefs will be.
     
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    The King James, despite its 'old style' English, is one of the most accurate translations there is, even the Old Testament.
     
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    Whine much? You Commies have killed hundred of millions, if not billions, in less than a century, followed by your favorite cult Islam, so wallow in your 'victories', gimp.
     

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