Over 100 people have been arrested by the Chinese Police for advocating the “end of the world,” according to the Independent.
Police arrested adherents from a Christian sect who call themselves the Almighty God Group. The detained were from across eight provinces, stretching from the east coast of China to many rural villages in Western China.
The sect’s detained members were found to be in possession of materials and scripts based on the ancient Mayan civilizations prophesies. Police confiscated pamphlets, DVDs, books and other ‘apocalyptic materials.’
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The Almighty God Group has, since the arrests, caught the attention of the global media.
The Christian sect is also known as “Eastern Lightning” It takes its name from a verse from the Book of Matthew in the Holy Bible. In the scripture, Jesus Christ arrives as lightning. The Christain Messiah’s appearance on earth “lights up the horizon from the East to the West.” The CCP does not tolerate religion. But religious groups accuse the police of targeting Christians by kidnapping and beating them to give up their faith.
China’s rapid rise in economic growth and opening to the outside pull millions from the country villages into the cities.
The uplifting of the masses from poverty to an extremely materialistic society has become devoid of Traditional Chinese culture, since the cultural revolution in the ’60s. Chinese Buddhist and Daoist disciples, including the Falun Gong meditation group,(who are the most persecuted group) as well as evangelical Christian churches and other spiritual groups, are working to return to traditional values and beliefs. The spiritual groups all hold a common view. According to their faiths, they believe all catastrophes have been prophecized and all calamities are warnings to humankind to “Return to kindness and God.”
Eastern Lightning was founded 20 years ago. The state-run Xinhua news agency says its members have “recently latched on to the 2012 Mayan doomsday prophecy which foretold that the sun would not shine and electricity would not work for three days beginning on Dec. 21, 2012” Since it did not happen, Christians are accused of spreading superstition. Believer’s reason that the “end of the world” has been postponed for the benifit of human beings.
The state-run Huashang website reported that the group is urging people to “eliminate the red dragon” — referring to the Chinese Communist Party, and to “found a country under the rule of Almighty God.”
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