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We are made to worship

After much reading and analysis, I’ve come to a conclusion that I am a Democratic Socialist. I feel strongly about people’s welfare. To me, capitalism will only promote and nurture the greed in us.

So what does “We are made to worship” has anything to do with my political view?

Here’s the story.

I have just finished reading “Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China”. In it, the author described the horrors of living under the rule of Chairman Mao. She talked about how the “cult of Mao” had crippled the the society. At the height of this craziness, people would carry with them “the Little Red book”, containing quotes of Chairman Mao. They were to read and mediate on the words of their beloved leader. Newspapers or any material containing the picture of Chairman Mao are to be treated with respect, that meant they can’t be thrown away or discarded. Anyone found to violate this, can be punished as capital crime, as serious as treason!! People would bow to the image of Mao and chant “long live Chairman Mao”.

John showed me a special coverage of National Geographic of North Korea. This documentary was filmed by journalist who went undercover with a group of doctors entering North Korea to treat cataract patients. National Geographic described North Korea as the most isolated country in the world. No outsiders are allowed to enter freely into the country and likewise the North Koreans know nothing about the outside world.

Asked what do they want to see when they gain their sight, ALL patients answered that they want to see their Dear Leader – Kim Jong-il. True enough, upon gaining their sight back, they went straight to the portrait of their Dear Leader, bowed with reverence and worshipped him!!! <>

If you noticed, both China and North Korea are communist countries!! It’s no coincidence that people from these nations worship their leaders and treat them like demi-gods.

In communism, religion is outlawed. This drives me to my point that WE ARE MADE TO WORSHIP! Take away religion, emptiness urges us to find a target to adore, to admire and to follow. It’s understandable why the Chinese in China and the North Koreans willingly bow their knees and worship their communist leader. They yearn for something they do not know or understand….if only they were given the opportunity to know their real Maker and the real Leader of their lives.

Only the true and living God can satisfy our longing and fill our void!

I identify with the words of the Psalmist…..

1 O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
Psalm 63

3 comment(s) to this post

i hv that wild swans book too! now that i’m living in japan (so close to korea and china), i have a better understanding of these east asian countries. it’s not just these 2, but even the japanese themselves, even though not communist, fill their emptiness with material goods.

#1sno  ::  3 November 2008, 10:59  ::  #

Hi Sarah…...nice to hear from you.

Yeah, Japanese are the self-sufficient one!! Scary isn’t it. Fullfilment in life with material goods are just so sad =(. Let us continue to be the ‘salt & light’ to the community around us =).

Miss u girl…take care.

#2meisin  ::  12 December 2008, 11:40  ::  #

miss you too babe…! how come you haven’t updated for so long? just found out fr john’s blog that you guys are getting married on my birthday!! hyperventilating for no reason :p congrats & many many hugsss :)

#3snoflek  ::  28 January 2009, 10:27  ::  #

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