They think of everything
China has rather brilliantly declared that, from next month, Tibetan Buddhist monks must have official permission to reincarnate, Newsweek reports.
The new legislation lays down strict guidelines for making a reappearance and is, according to a statement from the State Administration for Religious Affairs, “an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation”.
The legislation is an administrative attempt to stop the Dalai Lama from coming back when his current Holiness passes on, but I can see the Chinese extending this writ to have an “Official” reason to kill any and all new Buddhists.
“Is that a Buddhist child? Well, he must then have illegally reincarnated and as punishment for breaking the law the government will have to kill him.”
They already do that under their ban on multiple procreation, this isn’t much of a stretch.
Found at Right Thinking