Should government leave religions alone?

they shouldn’t do what china is doing, but they should do something if religions are causing problems. such as in taiwan, the paper money burning should be sorted out. being religious isn’t a good enough excuse to pollute. but we have seen what happens with all the other pollution, so basically nothing will happen.


Yep. Still a mite annoying. “It’s not the fault of our army of child-fucking priests and enabling administrators, not really. It’s all on secular society and the lack of faith.” I’m all for people believing what they like, but this kind of thing makes one think Diderot had it right.

Hehe classic. :grin: Book according to Mod, Chapter 2 ,verse 3.
“And the words shall not be offensive to believers , even if their leaders are attempting to justify crimes” :smile: It’s sad that they seem to refuse to own so many transgressions.

Yeah, a little humility would seem to be in order.

I think it’s maybe a way to spin it by implying that if the world has listened to them and stopped all this debauchery, it would never have gone on . You could argue that “ morality “ point about most crime . But hey , embrace us again and it will all be ok :pensive: the Law should be involved more than Government … but are they the same !

…or as a very small but very dedicated group of Forumosans would put it, social change is a slippery slope! :astonished:

Why don’t they just burn 1 piece that is worth like a centillion. You get to keep the tradition without polluting much.


There have been a lot of ideas like this promoted. The short answer I think is that a raging fire and billowing clouds of smoke are better.

1 Like

I think making paper money is also big business. They aren’t cheap. Some also get pretty fancy and folded into complex shapes/

Not so sure, it seems more like a mom and pop thing at the retail level. Not sure about the manufacturing. But I don’t think that’s what’s driving it.

yea this is probably close to the real answer. somebodys pockets would get thinner if they changed it. i mean come on, there is no justifying this.

I always look at it as a public display in order to show their filial piety/traditional values to their neighbours.

So, what prevents me from selling my own brand of paper money? Do I have to be a Daoist priest or something?

Oh sure, just print more money to solve all the underworld’s problems. Did you ever take an economics course in your life??! :rant:

1 Like

My mistake–rather than increasing the money supply of hell, I should be burning paper effigies representing various consumer goods.


Maybe we should ease off the anger ? Quantitatively, of course :wink::blush:


You’d think more smoke would be the last thing they need.

1 Like

Is it a proprietary process they use to make that money? I’d like to know how they turn discarded tires into paper the way they do.

I’ve always wanted to set myself up as an exorcist. I bet I’d get customers, too.

1 Like

He’s got away with it.

The decision of the jury has been overturned. They didn’t do what they “ought” to have done.