Has President Chen bcome a Christian in recent years or in recent days or is he still a god fearing Buddhist? It’s true, the media here and overseas have reported about him thanking “God” for surviving the attempt on his life. And now this:
According to CNN, a legislator close to the DPP said that having survived the alleged assassination attempt last Friday – and clinched a razor-thin electoral victory – the 53-year-old leader Chen Shui-bian felt that the heavens were on the side of the Taiwan cause.
“The President repeatedly said “God bless Taiwan” after emerging from the hospital last Friday,” the legislator told CNN. “It is evident that like his predecessor Lee Teng-hui, Chen is convinced his pro-independence crusade enjoys divine backing.”
Lee Teng hui is a Presbyterian and I think his religious values inspire his life and speeches and actions. But I always thought Chen was still a Buddhist, although he often hosts prayer breakfasts with men and women of all religions here, and seems very opened minded about Christianity’s future in Taiwan.
Did he get religion the other day? Or is the media just unsure how to report the word God/god/gods?