Friday, August 08, 2008
Beijing Olympics: The Whited Sepulchres
Artists underneath movable boxes perform during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
27. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
~ Matthew 23:27 (King James Version)
Yes, it was definitely the most spectacular opening ceremony so far in the history of the Olympic games and China surpassed the expectations of the rest of the world with the grandiose panorama of Chinese Arts and Culture in an awesome opera in the Beijing National Stadium in Beijing, People's Republic of China. I saw the colourful faces of the people in the stadium beaming in ecstasy, but thousands of prisoners of conscience were languishing in Chinese jails while the rest of the world were dazed and fazed by the dazzling three-hour razzmatazz of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. But the Reporters without Borders were not fazed by the Dancing Beijing and the Olympic rings, because they held a protest in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington to remind the ignorant of the truth, lest they would be fooled by the Chinese scribes, Pharisees, and hypocrites and their apologists, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and their capitalist trading partners who are major stakeholders in the largest market on earth. The Chinese government can fool the whole world, but they cannot fool God and those who can still hear the voice of their conscience. Of course, neither President Hu Jintao nor Premier Wen Jiabao listen to their conscience, but does the IOC president, Jacques Rogge have a conscience? Did he not say, he has "absolutely no regrets"?
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