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Frequently Asked Questions on the Issue of Falun Gong
2004-03-09 11:54
                     Q: Why is Falun Gong a cult?
                      A: Like many other cults in the world, Falun Gong has
                      the nature of being anti-mankind, anti-science and
                      anti-society. It practices cult leader worship, spreads
                      fallacies, exercises mind control, ruins human lives and
                      endangers society.
                      Like what all cults did, Li Hongzhi, the leader of Falun
                      Gong, preaches "doomsday" and "catastrophe for mankind".
                      He said that the catastrophe could not be avoided. The
                      only way of escape is to believe in "Falun Dafa". Only
                      he could save the "incurable" mankind to another
                      "beautiful world". He also threatened the practitioners
                      that they would become ordinary people if they did not
                      practice Falun Gong. Then nobody would protect them and
                      the demons would come to take their lives. Ordinary
                      people will inevitably go to destruction. The body will
                      be destroyed, and the soul will be lost too.
                      The most direct social damage caused by Falun Gong is
                      destruction of the practitioners' lives and health. In
                      the guise of health-building, Falun Gong uses suggestion
                      psychology, and exaggerates its efficacy. It claims that
                      those who sincerely practice Falun Gong will not fall
                      sick or encounter danger.  It also says that birth, old
                      age, disease and death are karma retribution. Taking
                      medicine merely presses back karma, so one can not cure
                      disease by taking medicine.
                      Deceived by such fallacies, many Falun Gong
                      practitioners refuse to take medicine or consult doctors
                      when they fall ill. According to statistics, up to now,
                      over 1600 people in China have died of committing
                      suicide or refusing medical treatment. On January 23 of
                      this year, 7 Falun Gong practitioners set themselves on
                      fire at Tiananmen Square in order to achieve "complete
                      perfection". This is another monstrous crime committed
                      by Falun Gong to its followers by mind control, and it
                      has further revealed its anti-mankind, anti-society and
                      anti-science nature.
                      At the request of all people, the Chinese government has
                      banned the Falun Gong cult in accordance with the law in
                      order to protect human rights and safeguard social
                      stability. This is also a great contribution to the
                      world anti-cult course.
                      Q: What does Li Hongzhi really advocate?
                      A: The main points of Li Hongzhi's Falun Dafa are as
                      follows: "The present mankind is full of evils". The
                      doomsday is near and the mankind will be destroyed soon.
                      Li Hongzhi is the sole savior. Only he can lead his
                      followers to "go up to higher levels" by practicing
                      Falun Gong, and finally become Buddha or immortals. Thus
                      they can fly to the sky and achieve "perfection" and
                      leave the human race.  As a result, the "doomsday"
                      theory and cult leader worship have become the ideals of
                      the Falun Gong practitioners. One of them said, " I am
                      determined not to be a human being any more. I must
                      cultivate myself into an immortal." In order to realize
                      their "ideal" of becoming immortals, some practitioners
                      were willing to follow any of Li Hongzhi's instigations.
                      Q: Falun Gong claims to believe in "Truth, Benevolence
                      and Tolerance". Why does the Chinese government say it
                      deceives the public?
                      A: Li Hongzhi advocates that "Truth, Benevolence and
                      Tolerance" is the supreme character of the universe. The
                      human being is the product of this character of the
                      universe. But because the mankind morality has declined
                      sharply, the bad humans have fallen down to the center
                      of the universe--- the earth. The earth has thus become
                      a garbage dump. He advocates "Truth, Benevolence and
                      Tolerance" just for the sake of saving the mankind.
                      This fallacy advocated by Li Hongzhi is totally
                      hypocritical, because what he has done runs counter to
                      "Truth, Benevolence and Tolerance". For instance, he
                      said that people should tell no lies, while he himself
                      changed his birthday from July 7, 1952 to May 13, 1951,
                      so as to have the same birthday as Sakyamuni, the
                      founder of Buddhism.  He advocated "Benevolence" and
                      mercifulness, but he himself showed no sympathy to those
                      Falun Gong practitioners who died of refusing medical
                      treatment. He even denied they were his followers. He
                      advocated "Tolerance", but he did not tolerate any
                      different opinions on Falun Gong, and even incited his
                      followers to besiege those who have different opinions.
                      Recently, Li Hongzhi even advocated "put down life and
                      death", "go beyond Tolerance", and "Eliminate the
                      devils" in order to incite the practitioners to fight
                      openly against the society and government. Can this be
                      called "Tolerance"? Li Hongzhi also declared that Falun
                      Gong does not seek profits. But a survey shows that from
                      May 1992 to the end of 1994, Li Hongzhi and his
                      followers collected more than three million yuan by
                      running Falun Gong training classes.
                      Q: Since Li Hongzhi's Falun Dafa is all fallacies, why
                      there are so many believers?
                      A: The majority of Falun Gong practitioners did not see
                      its true nature as a cult. They were deceived by some
                      people in the Falun Gong organization who had ulterior
                      motives. They practiced Falun Gong for various reasons.
                      Some people believed that it might help build up health
                      and cure illness. Some people were deceived by Li
                      Hongzhi's "Truth, Benevolence and Tolerance" and
                      believed that it might help purify minds.  And some
                      people believed in the fallacy that "the earth will
                      explode and the date will be decided by Li Hongzhi" due
                      to their low education level and shortage of scientific
                      In the last two years, the Chinese government and people
                      have made unremitting efforts to educate, convert and
                      redeem the Falun Gong practitioners. Now the
                      overwhelming majority have waken up and got rid of its
                      mind control.
                      Q: Does Falun Gong really have the effects of overcoming
                      illness and building up bodies?
                      A: Some Falun Gong practitioners claimed that they felt
                      much better and their illness was gone after practicing
                      Falun Gong. In fact, it was not due to any miraculous
                      effects of Falun Gong. People with common medical
                      knowledge will know that human beings can build up
                      bodies by doing exercises, adjusting mood, or
                      cultivating mind quietness.
                      Unlike the normal Qigong exercises, Falun Gong uses
                      suggestion psychology and exaggerates its efficacy.
                      Falun Gong repeatedly stimulates the practitioners by
                      suggesting that it "gives them supernatural perception"
                      and "the wheel of law resolving constantly in the
                      abdomen".  As a result, some people with weak psycho
                      characters will have fantasy and fall into mental
                      distress. They may do some extremist things and result
                      in tragedies. Up to now, over 1600 people in China have
                      died of committing suicide or refusing medical treatment
                      as a result of practicing Falun Gong. Besides, over 650
                      people got mental distress, 11 people killed others, and
                      144 people became disabled. All these facts prove that
                      Falun Gong will do great harms to practitioners'
                      physical and mental health rather than have any
                      miraculous effects.
                      Q: Why there are no instances of death of Falun Gong
                      practitioners abroad, and in some countries it is even
                      praised as a peaceful, morality improving spiritual
                      A: In foreign countries, Li Hongzhi dared not to
                      advocate his fallacies such as no doctors and medicines
                      are needed for illness. He also denied that he had said
                      such words in China. He was afraid that the local
                      practitioners would accuse him if some of them lost
                      lives. That might result in cracking down by the foreign
                      governments, like what they did to the "People's Temple"
                      and "Branch Davidians."  So, he transformed Falun Gong
                      into a kind of Gymnastic show. Hence some curious
                      foreigners take Falun Gong as an exercise to build up
                      health. They can not understand why China has banned
                      Falun Gong and hold that the Chinese government violated
                      human rights.
                      We believe that Falun Gong's true nature will be exposed
                      to all when people know more about the great harms it
                      has done to the thousands of families in China and its
                      Q: What is the legal basis for maintaining Falun Gong as
                      an evil cult and banning it?
                      A: The Regulatory Rules for Social Groups of China
                      stipulates that any social group should make
                      registration before it is established, and should abide
                      by the Constitution, laws, legal regulations and state
                      policies. Social groups should in no way run counter to
                      the basic principles in the Constitution, cause harm to
                      the state and public interests as well as the legal
                      rights and interests of other organizations and
                      citizens, or violate the social morality and social
                      mode.  The Falun Dafa Research Society, without
                      registration in accordance with the law, has conducted
                      such illegal activities as advocating superstition and
                      fallacies, deceiving the people, provoking incidents and
                      disturbing social order. Hence, the Chinese government
                      decided to ban Falun Gong in accordance with The
                      Regulatory Rules for Social Groups of China.
                      Q: How does the Chinese Government deal with Falun Gong
                      A: Falun Gong is an evil cult. However, most of the
                      practitioners are not aware of the true nature of this
                      cult organization. They have been taken in by some
                      people with ulterior motives in the organization and are
                      victims themselves. The government and people have made
                      great efforts to persuade, transform and redeem them.
                      The overwhelming majority of the Falun Gong
                      practitioners have now waken up to their errors and are
                      free from the mind control of this cult.
                        Once practitioners disengage themselves from Falun
                      Gong organization and refrain from taking part in any of
                      its activities, they will not be held accountable by the
                      Chinese government. However, the few diehard elements
                      and obsessed practitioners who engineer, organize or
                      incite disturbances and poison ordinary people's mind in
                      the name of practicing health exercises will be punished
                      according to law.
                      Q: Falun Gong advocates non-violence and its
                      practitioners held peaceful demonstrations. Why is this
                      considered violation of the law?
                      A: Falun Gong practices cult leader worship, fabricates
                      and spreads heretic fallacies, exercises spiritual
                      control on its practioners, tramples on human rights,
                      ruins the lives and endangers the society. On 22 July
                      1999, in accordance with the demand by the people, the
                      Chinese government decided to outlaw Falun Gong. The
                      Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of
                      China issued a public notice prohibiting the hanging or
                      posting anywhere of the banners, pictures, emblems
                      advocating "Falun Dafa" (Falun Gong) and all activities,
                      including assemblies, processions and demonstrations
                      etc., organized by "Falung Gong" in the name of
                      "promoting the Dafa."  By confusing and poisoning
                      people's minds in the name of "promoting and
                      safeguarding Falun Dafa", Li Hongzhi induced a small
                      number of practitioners to openly challenge the law,
                      disturb social order and damage social stability. Their
                      acts are illegal. Recently, some Falun Gong addicts,
                      bewitched by Li Hongzhi, committed self-immolation at
                      the Tiananmen Square. This incident has further exposed
                      the sinful nature of the so-called non-violence and
                      peaceful demonstration as advocated by Falun Gong.

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