|Conflicts between Falun Gong teachings and western moral & ethic principles|
US Whittier Daily News reported on December 29, 2007 that Bin Li, a local Falun Gong practitioner who was asking the Covina City Council to pass a resolution condemning the Chinese government's persecution of her group. Enthusiasm for the resolution faded quickly after Councilman Walter Allen quoted passages from the group's founder Li Hongzhi that condemned marriage and reproduction between races. After hearing those ideas, council members hastily voted the resolution down.
Here is a typical case where the Falun Gong experienced a back drop due to its teachings violating western moral principles.
Falun Gong originated from China and has been spread to many countries. Its founder Li Hongzhi has made many remarks totally incompatible with western public moral and ethic principles.
1. Remarks of Li Hongzhi on Homosexuality
Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong says that homosexuality is not good, it is incestuous, immoral and guilty. The queers lost their senses, are psychologically dirty and abnormal. They are bad people, thus will be eradicated by the God first.
Below are the statements by Li Hongzhi on homosexuality:
"People's moral standards have been perverted, they've gone through a change…All kinds of other messed-up things have come about, like homosexuality, free love, taking drugs, and all that."
"When I talked about homosexuality while giving classes in the West, I said, 'These wanton sexual practices in the West have gotten almost as bad as incest.' Someone then brought up that 'homosexuality is legally protected by the state.'...I told them [the students in the West], 'To be perfectly frank, your government may approve of it, but your Lord does not!' Each time mankind has reached this point, it has in fact been in grave danger and out of control. Now that it has become what it has, if it goes further, what will it be like next?!"
"Repulsive homosexual behavior meanwhile bespeaks of a filthy, deviant state of mind that lacks rationality."
"If you look at today's society you can see that drug use, drug trafficking, drug making, sex changes, homosexuality, sexual freedom, organized crime, etc., emerge in an endless stream."
"Sexual freedom, which has mixed the human races and muddled human ethics, is absolutely forbidden by gods...You are committing a sin if you have sexual activity with someone who isn't your husband or your wife...organized crime, homosexuality, and the worship of violence what we've mentioned are only phenomena."
Here below is a verbatim record of Li's replies to his followers' questions when he held a Fa-teaching conference in Europe (Frankfort) on May 30 to 31, 1998.
Question: Can homosexuals who don't give up their behavior...?
Teacher: You mean, "Can he cultivate if he doesn't give up his partner in this behavior?"
I can tell you that I mentioned something yesterday: I said that gods no longer regard people as human. Even though you're still upholding religions, Jesus no longer looks after you. He didn't acknowledge religion in the first place – he only acknowledged human hearts that could become good again. Why doesn't he look after people anymore? Because people nowadays can't be called human. That's truly how it is. Never in history has society been in as big a mess as today. Yesterday I mentioned things like organized crime, drug addiction, perversion, sexual liberation, promiscuity, incest, and the shift in human values, as well as homosexuality… Think about it, everyone: Humans are created by gods. A man is given a wife. That was stipulated by gods. People now want to find a partner of the same sex. Gods think that people do that because they no longer have human values. You are wantonly indulging your thoughts. Your thoughts, like the ones I just mentioned, are not actually you. The mentality that makes you homosexual was driven by postnatally-formed bad things. But you yourself were numbed by them and went along with them and wallowed in the mud. You need to find yourself again and stop doing those filthy things. Gods view them as filthy. No matter whether a government permits it, the law of your government is not the truth of the universe. That's because the law of a government is made by humans, and when humans make laws, they have the intention to rule and punish others, or they make laws against their conscience in order to protect things and gain power or votes. So they are not made with good intentions…Gods would never permit a cultivator to do that kind of thing, nor would they permit everyday people to.
Question: Can homosexuals practice Dafa?
Teacher: Yes, but they have to correct this bad behavior, live nobly and upright like a human being, find themselves, and break out of that dark state of mind.
Here below is a verbatim record of Li's replies to his followers' questions when he held a Fa-teaching conference in Swiss (Geneva) on September 4 to 5, 1998.
Question: Why is homosexuality considered immoral?
Teacher: Think about it, everyone: Is homosexuality human behavior? Heaven created man and woman. What was the purpose? To procreate future generations. A man being with a man, or a woman with a woman – it doesn't take much thought to know whether that's right or wrong. When minor things are done incorrectly, a person is said to be wrong. When major things are done incorrectly, it's a case of people no longer having the moral code of human beings, and then they are unworthy of being human.
Question: Why is it that homosexuals are considered bad people?
Teacher: Let me tell you, if I weren't teaching this Fa today, gods'first target of annihilation would be homosexuals. It's not me who would destroy them, but gods. You know that homosexuals have found legitimacy in that homosexualitywas around back in the culture of ancient Greece. Yes, there was a similar phenomenon in ancient Greek culture. And do you know why ancient Greek culture is no more? Why are the ancient Greeks gone? Because they had degenerated to that extent, and so they were destroyed.
When gods created man they prescribed standards for human behavior and living. When human beings overstep those boundaries, they are no longer called human beings, though they still assume the outer appearance of a human. So gods can't tolerate their existence and will destroy them. Do you know why wars, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters happen in this world? They're precisely because human beings have karma, and those events exist to remove it. No matter how wonderful a time period may be in the future, there will still be wars, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters on earth. They are a way of eliminating karma for people. Some people who have sinned can have their karma eliminated through the death of the physical body and suffering, and then they'll be free of that karma when they reincarnate. Their livesdon't really die and they reincarnate again. But the karma that some people have accrued is too much, in which case the fundamental elements of their existence will be implicated and destroyed. Homosexuals not only violate the standards that gods set for mankind, but also damage human society's moral code. In particular, the impression it gives children will turn future societies into something demonic. That's the issue. That kind of destruction, however, isn't just about disappearing after they're annihilated. That person is annihilated layer after layer at a rate that seems pretty rapid to us, but in fact it's extremely slow in that time field. Over and over again, one is annihilated in an extremely painful way. It's terribly frightening. A person should live in an upright manner, living honorably like a human being. He shouldn't indulge his demon-nature and do whatever he likes.
2. Li Hongzhi's Racial Discrimination Remarks
The word "mix-blood" refers to a person who was born by a couple coming from two different races. As the world is being globalized rapidly, the earth has evolved into a small village where the social intercourse is no longer constrained to a single region. This creates more opportunities for cross-race marriages and consequently there is a growing number of mixblood. The mixbloods have already developed into a social force that could influence political, cultural and social development in today's world.
Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong says that the mixbloods are rootless and aberrant race. They are "mongrels" derived from the plot of vicious aliens. To extricate themselves from this predicament, they have no other choices but practice Falun Gong.
Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong holds that the offspring of cross-race marriage or the "hybrid" is a rootless and aberrant race which marks the extreme morality corruption of human beings in the world today. He says the half-breed – "mongrel" is a plot of aliens. He further explains that the half-breed is a plot of aliens aiming at sabotaging the link between human being and paradise. "The aliens mix up different human races and keep them away from gods," Li said in Switzerland. He also enumerated 10 kinds of "evils": the half-breed, gays and lesbians, computer users, tradition disrupters, democracy adherents as well as "science worshipers," etc.
Below are statements by Li Hongzhi on the mixblood at different times, exposing his obvious racial discrimination tendency.
"As far as humans go, people of mixed race no longer have corresponding human races in heaven. If they're cultivators, their outward appearances are no longer important and it all depends on the person's Primordial Spirit (yuanshen). If his Primordial Spirit is of the white race, he's white; if his Primordial Spirit is of the yellow race, he's yellow; if his Primordial Spirit is of the black race, he's black. It's a different matter if he practices cultivation."
"In the reincarnation process it is the main soul that reincarnates, whereas what has mixed blood is the flesh body. Different gods created their own different peoples, and in history those gods have all along been taking care of the people they themselves created. White people are white people, black people are black people, and people of the yellow race are people of the yellow race. Any ethnicity in the world is a race that corresponds with the heavens. After mixing blood people no longer have their correspondence to the gods in the heavens. And then it is possible that none of the gods that created humans will take care of them. Then with regard to these people, they are very pitiable. Some people might be wondering what to do, then. I'll tell you, don't be anxious. I am talking about the situation at the human being's surface. Since humans' main souls haven't mixed, if people want to cultivate I can enable you to cultivate. If you can cultivate to the last step you can Consummate all the same, and there won't be any distinction. Cultivation won't be an issue."
"After races are mixed up, you will find one's child born to be an infant of mixed blood. However, there is a partition in the middle of this child's life. If it is separated, he will be physically and intellectually incomplete or a person with an incomplete body. Modern science also knows that it is getting worse one generation after another. It would be like this. Of course, if such a person wants to practice cultivation, I can help, and I can take care of it. It cannot be done to a non-practitioner."
"All interracial children were born in the Dharma-ending period. People are not to be blamed for it, because everyone is drifting in the tide, and nobody knows the truth. This is the way they have come through. If you want to practice cultivation, I can help. As for which paradise you will go to, we will need to look at your situation. I will assimilate more of whichever portion that is better preserved. Anyway, you should concentrate on your cultivation and should not concern yourself with these things. There is nothing to be afraid of now that you have attained the Fa. I did not mention such things when I was teaching the Fa in the past. However, such a matter will be told to man sooner or later."
"(Alien beings) want to steal it. They saturate all domains of humankind with science to make human beings firmly believe in science and rely on it. When human beings' thoughts and way of existence are completely assimilated to theirs, they just have to replace people's souls and humans will become them, and they will eventually replace the human race…this science was set up by aliens. Their purpose was to unify human beings and simplify their thoughts to the point of being as uniform asmachines. And they unified knowledge to make it easy for them to later on control and replace human beings. Furthermore, they've chosen a few nationalities as the vanguards of their future, total control ofhumankind. Japan is the vanguard that drives technology. The United States is the vanguard in breaking away from all ancient cultures on earth. The cultures of even the most ancient and closed-off nations haven't been able to escape. The whole world is being impacted by America's modern culture. England was the vanguard in the manufacture of machinery during the early stages, and Spain was the vanguard for mixing the human races. The way alien beings get human beings to shake free ofthe gods is to mix the races, causing human beings to become rootless people, just like the plant hybrids people make nowadays. South Americans, Central Americans, Mexicans and some people in South East Asia – all of these races have been mixed. None of this can evade the gods' eyes. Alien beings have made rather extensive preparations for overtaking human beings."
"At present, the cultures of humankind are in a muddle – they are messy combinations of all sorts, and human races are becoming more and more mixed. These have indeed driven humankind to slide to a very dangerous stage – this is certain. As I said, catastrophes happen because humankind is depraved."
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