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.
Interview’s journalist Anderes Sanchez, who
recently visited China, wrote the article. 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.
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.
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.
(Xinhua News Agency December 11, 2001)