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    Why religion seems peaceful in China

    In Chinese history, it seems that religion did not result in conflicts, killings, and wars as seen in the rest of the world and the society seemed quite tolerant towards different kinds of religion. Well, I would argue that the situation was just a static result of a series of events, including atrocious killings. The primary reason for this peacefulness and tolerance is that the overwhelming majority of the Chinese population is irreligious. In other words, religions have been tamed in China. Even today, only one out of ten Chinese people is a religion believer. This means that however a religion in China might be intolerant or hates non-believers, as…