Decline of Christianity in China to that of in Japan In order for us to understand why Christianity had failed to become popular religion in China and Japan, we need to examine what caused an obscure suicidal cult, which used be one of many in Roman empire, to become a mainstream religion in Europe by the year 500 A.D. The only universal explanation to this has biological nature. Before the advent of Christianity, Romans used to intensely indulge in racial mixing, which undermined them biologically and made them susceptible to adopting a cheer absurdity, as something that has a divine nature. Imagine a religious cult, whose members refuse to work, to procreate, to take showers and to bury dead. The cultists refuse to cross streets on green light and as their emblem they adopt gallows. Such were the first Christians and it is only the fact of Roman racial and moral degradation that explains why many people found Christian message appealing to them.
But in Japan and China, the promoters of good news could never succeed, the way they succeeded in Latin America, for example. The answer is simple Chinese and Japanese are racially homogeneous nations and it empowers them with an immunity against all sorts of spiritual poison. Just like in Scandinavia, Christian missioners had a really hard time there, while convincing people to be ashamed of their sinful nature. In Japan, the first missioners were being looked upon with a certain curiosity. It is only the fact that Japanese are highly tolerant people, which explains why self-appointed messengers of God weren’t assisted in joining their maker. But when Christians began to practice their usual thing trying to gain a political influence, while preaching that earthly matters are not important, Japanese rulers rightly began to think of of them as a threat. This led to their prosecution.
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From 1614, when missionaries were being ordered to leave the country to the beginning of Meiji period in 19th century, it is estimated that 3000 active Christians were being killed. This put an effective end to the spiritual corruption of Japanese people. As Kodansha’s Encyclopedia of Japan says: Various aspects of Christian teaching differ fundamentally from the more traditional patten of Japanese thought and outlook- for example, monotheism vs traditional polytheism; the concept of a transcendent God versus the immanent Japanese deities; an individual ethic versus a group-orientated ethic. In China, Christianity enjoued a bit more success, but just like a Chinese communism, it transformed itself into a belief that stregnthes the state, even though that the original essence of Christianity is deeply antisocial. We can compare Christianity to a contageouss ilness the weakest nations adopt it and it brings their ultimate downfall. The stronger nations adopt it, after having worked out a spiritual vaccine against it, like Catholisism, which does not encourage people to actually read Bible.
But the really strong nations simply reject it out of hand, like China and Japan. This is the real reason why Christianity wasn’t able to get a foothold in these countries. Even though, there are many Christian communities in Japan and China in present days, their spiritual influence is severly limited. What the most important is that the rulling elite in these countries is absolutely unaffected by Jesus’ teachings and it tries to prevent lower classes from embracing Christianity as their religion. This is very different to how Roman and European ruling elites acted. It is no wonder that both China and Japan had become a world’s superpowers within a short period of time. One of reasons that explains it is the fact that these nations strugle hard to maintain their national solidarity by not tolerating the influx of destructive spiritual doctrines.
Christianity In Japan[Name of the writer][Name of the institution]Christianity in Japan Japan has been a home for Shinto and Buddhist religions for centuries. The Christian missionaries during the 16 th, 19 th and 20 th centuries worked hard to evangelize the Japanese nation but could not get desired success. There efforts in past failed partly due to sanctions imposed by the local rulers. The ...
The Christianity, as an organized religion, has entered its dusks. Some sociologists suggest that by year 2100 it will cease to have any importance whatsoever. In my opinion, it is the Christianity’s failure to become a dominant religion in China and Japan that signifies the begining of its decline..