Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
Falun Gong Devastates Believers' Lives: Spanish Media
China's Falun Gong is "one of the world's most dangerous doomsday cults," said an article with the title: "Falun Gong, Buddhism, Suicide," which was carried in the Spanish magazine, Interview. Journalist Andres Sanchez, the author, pointed out in his article that the Falungong cult is a "deceitful" organization preaching Doomsday, and more and more relatives of Falungong followers are charging it with wrecking its believers.
The article was written by Interview's journalist Andres Sanchez, who recently visited China.
Falungong Notorious for Habit of Seeking Death
In his article, Sanchez cited living examples of how believers have become enthralled by the Falun Gong and often commit suicide as directed by the doomsday cult.
The article said the cult is notorious for its habit of seeking death. Li Hongzhi, the leader of the Falun Gong, always encourages his believers to "leave the dustbin-like world" by killing themselves by hanging, jumping from precipices, lying on the rails, cutting their arteries or taking poison.
What's Behind Li's Promise
The article claims the view that behind the suicide and murder cases hides the disciple's blind believe in Lin Hongzhi, the ringleader of the doomsday cult "Falun Gong".
The article relates how Li Hongzhi made his career as the founder of the cult, and points out that "Li Hongzhi is not a prophet, nor disciplinarian, to say nothing of being a Buddhist monk."
Behind the promise of Li to his followers lies his evil intention to amass wealth. Some followers cut their bellies with sharp tools to search for the so called "Fa Lun" which leads only to unfortunate deaths.
Efforts of Chinese Government Praised
The Falungong cult is a "deceitful" organization preaching Doomsday, and more and more relatives of Falungong followers are charging it with wrecking its believers, the article said, adding that the fanaticism of Falungong has dropped sharply in China since the Chinese government declared the doomsday cult an illegal organization and issued an arrest warrant for Li Hongzhi.
As other evil cults in the world, Falun Gong not only incites its followers to commit suicides, but also instigates them to kill or injure others, thus bringing disasters to the victims and deep sorrow to the victims' families.
By February this year, the destructive cult has caused 1,660 deaths of its practitioners. In detail
The Chinese government is reeducating Falun Gong practitioners who have violated relevant laws within China's legal framework. A number of Falun Gong followers are put under reeducation through labor, not simply because they practiced Falun Gong, but because they have committed slight crimes of violating law and order.