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Chinese authorities ban ghost and zombie films

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The Chinese authorities prohibit ghost films, and are also actively fighting superstitions and feng shui. 

The Chinese are superstitious people. Hundreds of ancient superstitions are still relevant in Chinese society. And if some of them are completely harmless from the point of view of the law (you can’t leave chopsticks in an upright position or bite noodles), then others threaten criminal prosecution (finding a bride for a dead man). With ideologically dangerous superstitions, the Communist Party of China is engaged in an active and implacable struggle.

A major problem in China is superstition, according to which the deceased, if he was a bachelor, must be buried with his “wife.” The Chinese believed that in the afterlife, a man would be lonely if he was buried alone. These customs are still observed in Chinese villages, although post-mortem marriages were forbidden under Mao Zedong. Relatives of the deceased ordered the corpse of a young woman from the “black grave diggers”, the deceased are symbolically engaged and buried nearby. Dozens of people are judged annually for kidnapping corpses in the country.

Strong in China is also a belief in demons. Many Chinese wear amulets that scare away evil spirits. The country still uses the services of exorcists, which help to clear themselves of the negative.

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The Chinese Communist Party has been fighting religion and superstition for nearly 70 years. Members of the Communist Party were always obliged to avoid religion, but with the advent of Xi Jinping, the struggle against faith intensified. In 2017, the rector of the Central Party School of China, Chen Xi, stated that belief in the supernatural flourishes at the lower and higher levels of the party, which is a betrayal of the teachings of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin. And this is a direct road to belief in Western values ​​and a threat to the existence of the party.

Superstition and Corruption. Chinese newspapers never tire of repeating that communism begins with atheism, and that superstition only pollutes the brain. Professor Cheng Ping said most superstitious officials are bribes and thieves. Anti-corruption activist Duan Xiaowen adds that feng shui officials are not interested in helping people, they only think about promotion and personal gain.

It is significant that many high-profile trials against officials in China are associated with superstition. For example, the ex-Minister of Railways of China, Liu Zhijun, in addition to corruption, was accused of superstition. Former Minister of Public Security of the PRC, Zhou Yongkang – in revealing state secrets to the forecaster of the future and the doctor. An official from Gansu Province spent 5 million yuan to transfer a 370-ton block of stone to a place advised by a feng shui expert. For the desire to “protect the city from negative energy,” the official was fired and expelled from the party.

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The ruling party intends to help people establish the right worldview and with the help of science to deal with birth, aging, disease and death. They decided to start with party workers. In 2016, new rules for communists entered into force. Belief in the supernatural is now considered a violation of party discipline, for which expelled from the party. In order to “save” the minds of ordinary citizens, films with ghosts, spirits and zombies were banned in China .

According to a 2015 WIN / Gallup poll, 61% of China’s population is atheist. This is the highest rate in the world. At the same time, the country has not yet been able to completely get rid of religion, despite strict restrictions. Chinese churches are separated from their world organizations, religious meetings are held in places registered with the authorities, theology must take into account the socialist path of development, special services monitor parishioners, and priests regularly transmit their sermons to censors for examination. Since 2018, fines have been raised for unauthorized church events. By the way, only ethnic Chinese can preach.

Despite the bans, the craving for superstition and religion is growing in China. According to Yang Johnson , winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author of The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao, the country is currently experiencing a religious boom, and the actual number of believers is much higher than the statistics show. Sociology professor at Purdue University in the United States, Yang Fangang, predicts that more Christians will live in China in one generation than in the most “Christian” countries in the world. Perhaps the Communist Party will have to establish cooperation with world religions.

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Tattoo and body transformation fan wants to carve the number 666 on his head

Tattoo and body transformation fan wants to carve the number 666 on his head 105

A big fan of body transformation, whose tattoos are stuffed from head to toe, decided to go further and carve a rather large number six on his skull.

Victor Hugo Peralta Rodriguez, 50, asked his friend to cut a piece of skin on his head to leave permanent scars, and he plans to continue and add the missing numbers next to it, eventually form the legendary “number of the beast” – 666.

The fan of tattoos and body transformation wants to carve the number 666 on his head.
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Victor, who is from Uruguay, is covered with hundreds of tattoos that have been stuffed on his body by a master from more than 80 countries.

Even his eyeballs and genitals are filled with ink.

He also has piercings and other modifications like star-shaped implants in his forehead.

Now the circus artist underwent another transformation – “scarification”, which consisted of removing a piece of tissue to create engraving on the skin.

He carved a number on his body in the Gothic style, it is the first of three, but in general he wants to form the number 666 on his head.

This number in the book “The Revelation of John the Theologian” is called “the number of the beast” and is usually associated with the antichrist or the devil.

The fan of tattoos and body transformation wants to carve the number 666 on his head.
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Victor, now living in Argentina, insists that this has absolutely no religious significance for him, he just likes to troll the faithful.

“Just the number six doesn’t matter to me,” he says. – I do three sixes because I hate religious people, in general what they do does not interest me – I do it because I reject the church.”This was done by a colleague and friend of mine here in Buenos Aires at my local Querubin Tattoo studio.” “It took about an hour of work to create one of the sixes, and due to the schedule it could not be completed in one session.” “There will be a second and final session shortly to complete the work.”

Victor said that this operation was performed under local anesthesia, but he still felt some pain during the removal of tissues.

“I’ve already had seven scars and it is likely there will be others.”

The fan of tattoos and body transformation wants to carve the number 666 on his head.
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Victor has been tattooing for 26 years and is also involved in a circus where he hangs from metal hooks that pierce his skin.

“I was attracted to colorful art from a very young age,” he explained his love for ink. – At the age of 13 I got my first tattoo, it was the word “fu ..” on the fingers of my left hand, I made it myself. ” “Since then, I have never stopped getting tattoos, and today, at 50, I have 95% of my body tattooed, including my tongue and genitals.”

The fan of tattoos and body transformation wants to carve the number 666 on his head.
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Victor also has a number of other body modifications, including 11 subcutaneous implants, metal teeth, a cut and tattooed tongue, various scarring and ear tunnels.

Once he even pierced his scrotum, but now he only wears piercings in his nose, ears and nipples.

“I don’t have a lot of piercings right now,” he says. “A long time ago I had about 40 on my face, but my favorite was the septum.”

The man also admitted that his most painful tattoo was a tattoo on the end of his penis, but even that cannot be compared with the agony of staining his tongue.

“It was very annoying and painful, it was even difficult to breathe for several hours,” he recalls.

The fan of tattoos and body transformation wants to carve the number 666 on his head.
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As for what his family and friends think about all this, Victor said:

“They are used to seeing me like that. They have seen my transformation and are encouraging it. “”There are many people who disagree with this way of life and criticize me for not understanding the tastes of others.”“But I don’t pay attention to them. I am unique, I do not want to be like anyone, these are my ideas and projects carried out by friends. “”Today I am a beautiful monster.”

A fan of tattoos and body transformation wants to carve the number 666 on his head.
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What do you think of such a bold body transformation? Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below!

Source: The Sun

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There is a monster on Earth – a copy of “Alien”

There is a monster on Earth - a copy of "Alien" 106
ALIEN (1979)

In the depths of the ocean is found a rare shark ,which can reveal their jaws as well, as the famous monster of ‘cinematic’ space “Alien”!

The species Trigonognathus kabeyai was first discovered in 1986 near the island of Shikoku, but it is so rare that only a few specimens have been caught over the past 30 years. 

Snake shark

Researchers from the Taiwan Fisheries Institute caught five sharks during a raid near Donghe city. 

The animals are described as having “needle-like teeth that resemble snake fangs (hence the name snake shark), as well as fluorescent pigment in their skin and the ability to extend their jaw to capture prey.”

There is almost no information about the lifestyle of these rare sharks. It is known that they migrate from the usual depth of 300-400 meters into the water layers about 150 meters from the surface during the night, in order to then again go into dark waters. 

Unfortunately, 4 out of 5 found samples were already dead, and the only living shark, although it was immersed in its usual cold water, died the very next day.

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A Russian guy smashed a dinosaur egg on camera and showed everyone what is inside (video)

A Russian guy smashed a dinosaur egg on camera and showed everyone what is inside (video) 107

A Russian-speaking TikTok user with the nickname lom162, judging by his profile, is fond of searching for various fossils. In mid-November, he posted an unusual video on the platform that quickly went viral.

The footage shows how a young man holds a large object resembling an egg. The author of the video explained that this is nothing more than a dinosaur egg, and the very next second he smashed it on the rocks.

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There was something yellow-green and shiny inside, and as explained by the user, it was yolk.

TikTok users split in the comments. Some admired the unusual find and its contents, while others were horrified by such barbarism. Many noted that the egg could serve science in the hands of paleontologists, or it could be sold for a lot of money. Other users began to put forward versions that the egg may not belong to a dinosaur, but to some other creature. In any case, there was no point in breaking it.

However, a day after the publication of the first video, which made a lot of noise on social networks, the young man showed a new video with another dinosaur egg. In this video, he broke it again.

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