It is interesting that the churches are so pleased that so many people came to church on their day off.
However In China, there is no day off for the peasants, and yet they still go to Church.
Today I spent 2 hours with a Catholic Congregation in a Chibi - a little village in Hubei Province. They don't have to go to church to feel a part of the community, they are the community. Their lives are not Post Modern, in fact, they can hardly be called 'modern' lives.
Father Timothy, the priest who travelled from PuQi to Chibi on Christmas Day 2003, informs me that there are 200 Catholic Priests in Southern China and 100 of them are his age, only around 30 years of age.
Christianity is alive in China, and the followers of Christ in Chibi have asked me to let you all know it. You can even see their photographs on the Web.
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R.P.BenDedek is from Brisbane Australia and is the author of 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran' at http://www.kingscalendar.com His academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah.
He writes photographic 'Stories from China' and social editorial commentaries, both at KingsCalendar, and as a contributing newspaper columnist. He currently teaches Conversational English in China and in addition to his English Lessons at KingsCalendar, he has created specific sites for Students of English.