Bibles Banned at 2008 Beijing Olympics

published on November 14, 2007 – reports that Organizers for the 2008 Olympics in China have included ‘Bible’ in their list of items banned from the Olympic village. The committee cited “security reasons” for the ban.

Athletes are also prohibited from bearing any kind of religious symbol at Olympic facilities.

There are some 10 million Catholics in China, divided between an “underground” church loyal to the Vatican and the state-approved church that respects the Pope as a spiritual figurehead but rejects effective papal control.
Currently in China, five bishops and 15 priests are in prison for opposing the state-approved church.

The move seems to counter the Missionary misuse of game to use this opportunity to spread the message of Bible-rather than participating in the game.

It will be interesting to know the comments of Communist in Kerala who holds an unholy nexus with church in this issue from their holy land China.

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