Wednesday, August 22, 2007

"China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission"

In one of history's more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which goes into effect next month and strictly stipulates the procedures by which one is to reincarnate, is "an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation."


Newsweek link (although it certainly sounds like something from The Onion). Via BoingBoing.

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