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Old 09-03-2018, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Macao
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I've had many friends from both Taiwan and mainland China. A number of the Taiwanese (maybe KMT) women I've known have English names like Faith, Grace, or Hope. Very Christian. I've never known a mainland woman with a name like that. However, some (perhaps many) of my friends from the mainland attend Christian churches here in the US. One confided to me that he only attended for its value in networking for business. I don't think he's the only one.
There are many Filipinas living in Taiwan with names like Faith, Grace, and Hope.

That being said, many Chinese choose an English name (in addition to their Chinese name), so its definitely possible they chose a name like that too.
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:51 PM
 
Location: New Jersey (Europe Sep ‘19)
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Because Koreans are smart and knows the truth
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Because Koreans are smart and knows the truth
There's a divisive statement of 'other' vs 'other'. Yikes. I felt like 'other' just got slapped hard in the face with that statement.
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:20 PM
 
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the Japanese "hate" christianity. thats the reason. The spaniards in the Philippines sent waves and waves of missionaries to Japan since the early 17th century but they were persecuted/beheaded.so it never took root
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Old 09-04-2018, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I don't want to bash Korea as I don't dislike it. I've just heard that they are very conservative in many ways, like the scary hierarchy, patriarchy, chauvinism, invisible LGBT community etc.
South Korea has open red light district brothels where women sell their body, right across from train stations.

They may be conservative with some things but certainly not others. I was stationed there for a year, I considered it to be more fun than my 3 years in Japan.

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Because Koreans are smart and knows the truth
Then why is North Korea the worst country on earth? Why would God punish the “smart Koreans” like this?

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For some reason, South Korea is far more Christian than even the most devout Bible Belt towns in the US.
You aren’t lying. They have churches everywhere there. Perhaps the continued threat of NK invasion and nuclear holocaust has a lot to do with their choice to be such a religious nation. Pornography websites are actually banned in South Korea, you need a VPN to access them.

Back in 2016, in Seoul I was actually approached by some South Korean Christians in a train station to join them in some prayer/church/worship and they were really upset when they found out I was atheist.

The irony ofcourse is that this was right across from a red ligh district brothel.

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Christianity is often associated with the United States.
The Japanese were beheading, torturing, and crucifying Christians long before WW2 or any American who showed up. It’s a secular country with cultural and societal ties to Buddhism, not Christianity.

I recommend you watch a movie called Silence (2016). It is perfect and goes over the torture of Christians in Japan at the time.

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Old 09-06-2018, 07:36 PM
 
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religion is all about control and social order
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:12 AM
 
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Japan is always different from other asian countries.

In addition to asian religions, Singapore, Macau, HK, Taiwan and South Korea have many churches and christianity is more popular than Japan.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:16 PM
 
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Japan is always different from other asian countries.

In addition to asian religions, Singapore, Macau, HK, Taiwan and South Korea have many churches and christianity is more popular than Japan.
Well....Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos.......plenty of other very Buddhist countries. Japan isn't some unique anomaly.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:30 PM
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the Japanese "hate" christianity. thats the reason. The spaniards in the Philippines sent waves and waves of missionaries to Japan since the early 17th century but they were persecuted/beheaded.so it never took root
It was introduced by the Portuguese from the colony of Goa to Japan not the Spaniards in 1549 and took root in Nagasaki until 1600 at which point the missionaries were expelled and Christianity became a capital crime.
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:28 PM
 
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After World War II, the U.S set up military bases in South Korea and Japan. Both countries are heavily influenced by America's pop culture and American lifestyle. MCDonald, KFC and Halloween are embraced by both South Korea and Japan. Chrisitianity including Protestantism (majority) and Catholicism (minority) is very popular in South Korea. The previous Korean president is also Protestant. However, Christianity is still not popular in Japan. Why?
The US tried.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/..._n_871172.html

Religion is viewed as closely tied to that country's politics and militarism. Japanese authorities discouraged the spread of foreign religions.

South Korea had a dictatorship under US sponsorship for nearly 35 years after World War 2. It was a totally different situation.
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