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    Predominantly Buddhist Cambodia has barred Christian groups from presenting religious propaganda in public.

    The move aims to head off potential religious conflict stirred up by what the government sees as overzealous preaching of the faith in Khmer communities.

    Evangelical Christians and Muslims have vigorously promoted various brands of religion since Cambodia began emerging from its communist past more than a decade ago.

    Undersecretary of state for cults and religious affairs Dok Narin said some Christian groups tried to force people to believe in Christianity, claiming that groups often went door-to-door pressuring people, mainly Buddhists, to join their sect.

    He said the clampdown, which reportedly began in January, has to date shown limited success.

    Last November the ministry supported Cambodian teachers’ demands that the word “god” be struck from school text books, saying that putting the interests of god above all others was not a Buddhist principle.

    #97094
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    good stuff

    #97110
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    I hope Cambodia stays Buddhist. Buddhism is a very important part of Khmer Culture and Christianity is a threat to Khmer culture.

    #97127
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    christians have done good work in cambodia. these charities provide to the poor people what the government cant or wont. banning them is more nationalistic/ethnocentric fevor that can harm the progress of cambodia. its a shame that whenever goodness is present, the khmer people in srok khmer wants to drive it out.

    #97141
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    [i]Originally posted by Dario[/i]
    I hope Cambodia stays Buddhist. Buddhism is a very important part of Khmer Culture and Christianity is a threat to Khmer culture.

    what is even a bigger threat is your way of thinking young one. when the khmer rouge killed millions of people, and the refrugees streamed to the thai borders, it was the RED CROSS, the SALVATION ARMY, CARE, and numerous christian charities that feed us and immunize us, it wasnt the freakin thais or the khmer rouge. be grateful!

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    [i]Originally posted by polens[/i]
    christians have done good work in cambodia. these charities provide to the poor people what the government cant or wont. banning them is more nationalistic/ethnocentric fevor that can harm the progress of cambodia. its a shame that whenever goodness is present, the khmer people in srok khmer wants to drive it out.
    what is even a bigger threat is your way of thinking young one. when the khmer rouge killed millions of people, and the refrugees streamed to the thai borders, it was the RED CROSS, the SALVATION ARMY, CARE, and numerous christian charities that feed us and immunize us, it wasnt the freakin thais or the khmer rouge. be grateful!

    Im with Dario on this, Khmer should ALWAYS be buddist! I know religion is a very touchy topic, but hey just hear me out. Sure Christians did good work in Cambodia, but thats doesnt mean they have to go around telling Khmers to believe in Christ! They are using this “helping” to trick foolish Khmers in believe Christ, since it was the christian religion that helped them out, not buddist.But its very nice to have Christians helping out Khmers. The reason they are helping is cuz they have the MONEY and they dont want to look bad as a religion since they are know world wide in helping people, but they still dont have to use that and “recruit” the imbiciles out three.People in srok Khmer dont want to drive out the Christians, just the way they are presenting the Christ religion. Yeah, during the Khmer rouge reign, sure Christians helped out, but like I said above they are know to do such things, which is obvious nice! And also they helped out cuz they have the damn money since christians come from rich countries like USA. Personally damn missionaries really annoy me over here! They come to my door saying stuff about Christ which I really dont care, but I know they are trying to convert me, but nice try dudes, I aint that stupid! Im not saying I hate Christians, just their way of recruiting. And how about how when chritians killing the people in south america cuz they didnt believe in christ, not to mention many more horrible acts! You should do some research and see the ugly side of this religion. Buddist dont force people to become a buddist,nor do they have missionaries going around spreading this religion. Also einstein once said something about buddism, which I forgot, but I think he said something like if the world was buddist, the world would be a better place or something like that. Dont you relized there has been no conflict related with buddism? Like how christians and catholics fight it out, how muslims, hindu, ect have problems to what faith you beileve in? Im not saying they are bad, but religion is the cause of many conflicts cant you see? This world is a starnge place, not to mention messed up!

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    [i]Originally posted by polens[/i]
    christians have done good work in cambodia. these charities provide to the poor people what the government cant or wont. banning them is more nationalistic/ethnocentric fevor that can harm the progress of cambodia. its a shame that whenever goodness is present, the khmer people in srok khmer wants to drive it out.

    that there plan fool, to trick khmer like you to become christians.

    #97188
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    first off im not christian, but im hella not a buddhist either. it was khmer buddhist that killed a million of our people and let the other million starve to death. so before being critical of my “foolishness” know your own history, culture and heritage.

    #97222
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    I’m a buddhist. I introduced Christian, muslim, Hinduism, catholic to myself. I’m still a Buddhist. I have gained so much knowledge and many other things because I open my mind to other religions and philosopy.

    learn about them then choose what you wanna believe. It’s good to know that you have options.

    As long as these missionaries are not putting guns to the people’s head and say “you have to convert or else…BANG”, I’m okay with it.

    speaking from experience:
    I don’t like it though when Chritians (ones I’ve encountered) criticize my beliefs.

    [Message last modified 03-01-2003 09:02pm by Mercedeez]

    #97205
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    open mind is the best of a person to be normal, but some do go for extreme and religions is the root of all evil? war and revolutions that is.

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