Posted by: becketfund | September 13, 2007

North Korea: Army Seeks to Eradicate the “Cancer” of Religion

AsiaNews reports that the North Korean army, worried that its soldiers are displaying an interest in religion, has distributed a booklet entitled “Saving Our Soldiers from the Threat of Religion”. The pamphlet aims to “eradicate [religion] without delay” as religion is “spreading like a cancer inside North Korea’s armed forces”. The book identifies religion as something embraced by North Korea’s enemies, and regards belief as a “poison that corrupts socialism and paralyses class consciousness.” Those who wish to publicly practice their religions in North Korea must join religious organizations controlled by the communist party, and worship of the current leader, Kim Jong-Il, and his father, Kim Il-Sung, is encouraged.

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