As the atheistic Chinese Communist Party tightens its stranglehold on Hong Kong since the city lost its freedom in 1997, believers are concerned that there may soon be a Bible shortage.
The Christian Post reports:
The Catholic religious order of Franciscans, which runs the biblical research institute Studium Biblicum Franciscanum in Hong Kong, has found that printing companies fear that printing the Bibles without government approval might lead to trouble with authorities, according to the U.S.-based persecution watchdog International Christian Concern.
“Studium Biblicum Franciscanum has been unable to find a suitable printing house for the Catholic Chinese Bibles and therefore has not been able to print the new Catholic Chinese Bibles,” the U.S.-based watchdog group ChinaAid quoted Franciscan Friar Raymond Mary Yeung, a member of the SBF, as saying.
Studium Biblicum Fanciscanum reported that it has released all of its supply of Bibles to bookstores and if its stock is not soon replenished, a Bible shortage is just weeks away.
The Chinese Communist Party is officially atheistic.
Though atheists like to point to the problems with Christianity, the Daily Wire‘s Ben Shapiro says atheism has a horrific record for genocide around the world.
The key question these nontheists will ask is, “If religion is good, why are religious believers often so bad?” But Shapiro explained some of the problems with this thought process.
“One could ask this about any philosophy — most people are, in fact, sinful and wicked and have the capacity for good,” he wrote. “The question is whether there is a philosophical connection between the religion and what its purported believers do — and more deeply, how we are supposed to judge whether the religion is promoting something morally good or bad without another frame of moral reference.”[…]
“It is no coincidence that the most militantly atheistic governments — communist and fascist governments of the 20th century — have been far more murderous and tyrannical than any religious theocracy in history,” he continued. “Atheism promotes a vision of mankind entirely at odds with the building of a productive society.”
Even Communist China’s atheistic found, Mao Zedong, is estimated to have killed over 45 million people during his Cultural Revolution. READ: How Mao Zedong killed 45 million people in four years