December 8, 2009

Disneyland Spooked

In a followup on a recent post about Disneyland coming to Shanghai, read more about the cultural road blocks to the theme park's construction:

Spirits spook plan for Disneyland near Shanghai (November 27, 2009, The Times of India)

Mickey Mouse has met an unexpected obstacle on his chirpy march to bring Walt Disney's consumer culture into China - ancestor worship. Amid rice fields and bamboo groves south of Shanghai, hundreds of villagers are resisting plans to dig up family graves in order to make way for the first Disneyland in mainland China. Read the complete story.

This article serves as an encouragement to us. While the country is official atheist, many people still hold some traditional beliefs such as these. While wrong, these ideas give us a stepping stone that leads to truth.

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