In its continued crackdown on religious beliefs, the Chinese government’s atheistic educational system is indoctrinating children beginning at kindergarten to hate God and extol the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Over the past three years, China has risen 26 spots to #17 on Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch ranking – which lists the nations in the world where Christians face the worst persecution. A recent report explained how the CCP is setting up a future China where allegiance will be directed toward its leaders – not God. The Epoch Times says the CCP seeks to groom the next generation with "right ideas and thoughts" rooted in atheism.
A dark transformation
Speaking on condition of anonymity, one Christian mother expressed devastation after learning that the local state-run school transformed her son from being a lover of God to a hater of God.
“Before starting school, I told my child about God’s creation, and he believed it, but after being taught at school, my child is like a different person,” the mother lamented, according to Bitter Winter, a magazine that focuses on religious and human rights.
“In atheistic China, these pure and innocent children have been taught to hate God,” she added.
Not stopping there, students are being used as heralds of the CCP in schools to alert their parents about the consequences of attending church or other religious events – evoking fear in children and parents alike.
“My teacher says that Christianity is a xie jiao,” the son shared. “If you believe in it, you will leave home and not take care of me. You might set yourself on fire, too.”
Teachings about xie jiao (“heretical religions”) were shared by the son from his textbook, "Morality and Society," which teaches the Chinese government’s anti-religious propaganda through using inaccurate English translations of terms such as “evil cult” to describe Christianity.
Turning children against God and their parents is now commonplace in communist China.
”[T]he mother recalled how her son displayed more aggressive behavior after she found him poking holes in a religious flyer – which she had previously hid in trying to avoid tensions,” ChristianHeadlines.com noted. “The child also threatened his mother to renounce her faith because, ‘Christianity is a xie jiao,’ and she ‘mustn’t believe in it.’”
Starting young …
Kindergarteners in China can also be heard showing contempt for God, as footage of one class was captured with students shouting anti-religious slogans while lifting up their allegiance to “science.”
“Believe in science and keep away from xie jiao; starting with children, we’re the best,” the kindergarteners loudly chanted (translated to English), in the video provided by Bitter Winter.