So I was thinking about an article I just read in World magazine. It was about the rise of Christianity in China, which is estimated as comprising (and, as far as the communists are concerned, compromising) approximately 1/13 of the population. The explosive growth of fundamental Christianity in the face of persecution (how else does Christianity ever grow?) seems to have left government officials with an uncomfortable tradeoff. Christians don’t approve of the secular and immoral government, but on the other hand they pay their taxes, don’t cause uprisings, and care for the growing impovrished sector of the city population. The government would love to get rid of the Christians (sound like our government?) but there are just too many of them, and they’re just so confounded well behaved!
This brings me to my real point, that Chinese Christians apparently look up to American Christians. (more…)