Monasteries were destroyed, their contents and wealth confiscated (& given to the king ) & those who opposed this were hanged. Henry did this to try to reduce the power of the pope. At the time Henry thought he was right to do this. However, many people opposed Henry’s actions due to there religious beliefs. Looking back it is clear there was evidence supporting & opposing the decision to close the monasteries.
They were closed to reforms or expansions of any kind, and refused to merge Western technology and Chinese society together due to their strict traditional mindset. This strict Confusionist mindset also leads me to my next point- the lack of public support within China. The people of China, especially the ordinary civilians resented the concept of self-strengthening and did everything they could to tear it to shreds. For example, when modern textile factories were being built, Chinese workers tried to sabotage the machines at every opportunity they had. This, as opposed to Meiji, where Japan had the backing of the Emperor and its people, whereas China had no firm backing of the Empress and social unrest amongst the people.
Mark Juergensmeyer, “Armageddon in A Toyko Subway” The Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway was considered the worst attack in Japan. This religious group who performed and initiated it was the Aum Shinrikyo Religious movement. Their main belief was based on Tibetan Buddhism, Christianity and Nostradamus. They provided their members with a lot of Asian traditions and beliefs such as yoga and reincarnation. Then the movement started to move towards a more destructive way or belief, a belief that only members or followers of the Aum would survive if they were at a higher state through Asahara’s teachings, but he also stated that even those who were not at a higher state were guaranteed a higher state in their reincarnation.
In the event of a negative event, such as a poor harvest, the people would abandon buildings or their settlements as they believed these negative events suggested spiritual defilement. The early imperial court even moved several times to escape the impurities and the trouble that it caused. These purification
They believed that in order to be “civilized” everyone should be able to read and write. Another misconception to the Naga traditions came when Western missionaries came to their land and ridiculed their traditions. The Westerners considered the Naga people “primitive and uncivilized” because they did not meet the “civilized” standards. However, Ngakang states that the Westerners “missed the point completely.” They did not understand any of the Naga practices and beliefs because their civilizations were different from the Naga traditions. Along with misconceptions of the Naga traditions came some losses.
These photos allowed people from outside Vietnam to see the truth of war and the destruction it brings. Although a picture is only an image of one single moment, it can still be a powerful revelation to people who do not know the terrors of war. With all the pain and suffering war brings, people involved often protest against the violence. On June 11th, 1963, Thich Quang Duc decided that he has had enough. As a Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, he was protesting the persecution of Buddhists by the government.
It is difficult to spread new knowledge and technology into it and people inside refuse to learn new things. For instance, when western weapons and utensils were introduced in the 19 century, the conservative officials didn’t accept them and regarded them as something that were weird and impractical which was called qijiyinqiao(奇技淫巧) in Chinese. Therefore, the Forbidden City actually is a symbol of feudalism in China. It shows how traditional the old China was and the attitude adopted by the officials towards the foreigners and foreign advanced knowledge. The walls of the Forbidden City are meaningful as they seem to act as a barrier to segregate the inside and the outside world which makes China having no improvements throughout the hundred years.
Like their neighbors, the people gradually accepted their immoral practices and shunned the covenant relationship to the Lord. Before long, they found themselves entangled in unhealthy relationships, worshipping idol gods, and absorbed in pagan worship. Being captured and enslaved by other nations, they would call out to the Lord God of Israel and he would send a judge to restore them (Life Application, p. 344). The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord; they forgot the Lord their God and worshipped the Baals and the Asherahs which angered God so that He sold them into the hands of Cushan-Risthathaim king of Aram Naharaim. They were captured, enslaved for eight years but called unto the Lord, their God for repentance.
Throughout the Japanese invasion in 1937 all over China, they conquered the military and economic strongholds of the GMD, hence coercing them to retreat back to their capital Chueng King leaving them politically powerless and economically paralyzed. Finally in 1949, the People’s Republic of China was officially established. As a result of this GMD movement made, the Chinese people looked down and thought of them as cowards because they failed to fulfil the people’s hopes which were to fight back against the Japanese invaders bravely instead of just retreating and also their own three principles they promised; “ Democracy, Nationalism and People’s Livelihood” (Source 8). Consequently this was one of the reasons, the majority of natives lost their faith in the GMD and protested for a change in parties; the CCP was their new hope for a better life. The thought of the GMD fighting against the CCP was simply unthinkable.
To the Druids, this is against their ingrained convictions: no one god can control the whole world. This leads to the consequence that caused the extinction of Druidism. At first the Romans considered both Druidism and Christianity the threats to their power; therefore they put a lot of oppression over the followers of these two religions to the point of execution. Unlike Druidism, Christian belief was centered to one figure; therefore