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What do Chinese really believe in? I'm really confused at this when I saw photos showing that the local people in Mao Tze-tong's hometown gather together to worship him as if he were a god. They have even built a temple for him, and burn scents before his large statue and kneel down to worship him. Besides that, I see Chinese worshiping many other "gods", like "Guan-gong" (关公), Confucious, the Buddha, even their ancestors and deceased family members... Guan-gong was a human being, Confucious was a human being, the ancestors were once humans, even the Buddha was a real human being from India... Why do they worship humans as if they were real gods?! What do they really believe in? Where exactly do they place their faith in?
Feb 2, 2012 7:25 AM
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Hi Jack .well I am not Chinese , but I have asked this question to my Chinese friends (very close ones), most of them said that we don't really care about who is god, although we know that there is "someone" a god that created all the world. some other Chinese answered , to be a good person is OK , we don't bother about whom we worship. I understood that Chinese are not that much spiritual and even do not have answer to why they worship persons ,still they are good people with a materialistic spirit ! my point of view !
February 2, 2012
hi,Jack, at first ,I wonder your nationality.I see you are chinese from your profile.
February 2, 2012
Quite frankly, who cares! I feel sorry for those poor people that worship Mao, though.
February 2, 2012
You have asked very good and hard questions. Actually I also confuse about this .We don't have very specific god ,but we do believe there is someone who control this world.But we don't care so much about this.So I think most of us are very poor on spritual parts.
February 2, 2012
They do that because they need something to comfort their mind,. unluckyly, they never found.
March 23, 2013
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