Thursday, October 25, 2007

Reincarnation license?

Maybe you thought the San Francisco city council was the ultimate government nanny but you’d be wrong in that. Check out the Chinese, who have now decided that no Buddhist monk can return from the dead by way of reincarnation, except with government approval.

I can’t make this up. Something about "giving to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's" comes to mind here....

Ben Witherington has a brilliant analysis. Take a look.

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