The Chinese Communist Party takes an Atheist stance, so it’s curious to see them being overly active in the affairs of the Dalai Lama.
Ultimately, it has nothing to do with religion, but power and control over people.
With the 14th Dalai Lama at the age of 79, there has been a lot of talks about the successor.
“Officials have amplified their argument that the Communist government is the proper guardian of the Dalai Lama’s succession through an intricate process of reincarnation that has involved lamas, or senior monks, visiting a sacred lake and divining dreams.”
Can you imagine?
The Chinese Communist Party wants to control the afterlife!?!
Zhu Weiqun, a Communist Party official, had this to say:
“Decision-making power over the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, and over the end or survival of this lineage, resides in the central government of China.”
This is what life looks like when there is a religious freedom void.
This is what happens when governments control and dictate religion and conscience.
This is what it looks like when freedom has died…