A non-governmental organization--China Association for Cultic Studies held a symposium recently, condemning the cult organization Falun Gong for having committed more crimes. The meeting noted that it is the cult fallacies that distorted its obsessed followers` thoughts and feelings and thus made a lot of inhuman tragedies. The following is the report made by our correspondent Zhang Dongmei.
Last month, Dai Nan, a little girl of less than 9 years old was choked to death by her mother while tens of other Falun Gong practitioners stood by. 44 years old Guan Shuyun who started to practice Falun Gong in 1997 choked her daughter to death so as to exorcise a "demon" from the girl's body.
The symposium denounced Falun Gong as the culprit for the tragedies, of which its obsessed followers were bewitched by the ringleader Li Hongzhi's fallacies and killed their relatives in pursuit of "consummation" or "exorcising demon". The symposium noted that it was the cult fallacies that had distorted people's normal thinking and feeling. The vice-director of the China Association for Cultic Studies and Chairman of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, Bishop Fu Tieshan said, "It is the mothers that give birth to their children and cultivate them. Parents have inviolable obligation to the growth of their children. The cult, however, distorts people's thoughts. It distorts thoughts and feelings of the parents as well. That is why Guan Shuyun choked her own daughter to death. In the self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square, a mother thus led her own daughter to have self-immolation. And Falun Gong fanatic Hu Yibin therefore killed his father. The son kills his father and the husband kills his wife, Falun Gong members might do anything that infringes ethic and moral standards."
Bishop Fu Tieshan further added that it was also a kind of reversal of moral standards and good and evil when the tens of Falun Gong fanatics had just stood by and watched while the little girl was choked to death by her mother.
Bishop Fu Tieshan further clarified the cult nature of Falun Gong by differentiating the altitudes of religion and Falun Gong towards life. According to Bishop Fu Tieshan, all religions treasure life and respect humanity while Falun Gong claiming that the human beings were dropped to earth as rubbish in the universe. Since human beings were rubbish, how could they have dignity? Therefore Falun Gong fanatics made a lot of appalling tragedies by killing their relatives or committing suicide.
It is estimated that the cult Falun Gong has led to deaths of over 1,700 people.
The director of China Association for Cultic Studies, an academician of Chinese Academy of Science, Zhuang Fenggan introduced that since it was founded in 2000, China Association for Cultic Studies have made great effort in fighting against the cult organizations that endangered people's life and their property, infringing law and social stability and in enhancing capability of the public in guarding against the cults. He said, "the tragedy that the Falun Gong fanatic Guan Shuyun choked her daughter to death triggers off great indignation in the public. China Association for Cultic Studies therefore strongly condemns such an appalling crime that Falun Gong committed in trampling human right."
The meeting decided that China Association for Cultic Studies would firmly support Chinese government's fighting against the cult Falun Gong according to law and would actively play its role as a non-governmental organization in carrying forward scientific and humanist spirit and rooting out the soil for the cult.
(CRI, May 21, 2002)