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Is it necessary to prohibit the production and operation of superstitious funeral supplies such as ghost coins?

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personally, I don’t think it’s necessary to ban the production of superstitious burial supplies such as ghost coins

the reason why the production of ghost coins is produced is that it is linked to traditional culture

online explanation: Ghost coin, also known as Yinsi paper and ghost banknote, is one of the offerings cremated in the traditional folk worship of ghosts and gods or ancestors, which means money for the deceased to use in the underworld

the place where ghost money is often used is that when ancestors die or commemorate the time of their death, they will burn paper money. In addition to ghost money, there are some paper things. Like horses, houses, etc. Its moral is that I hope the dead people can live well there. Burn some paper money for them, and you can make real money there. I’ll buy things without money or food. Nowadays, with the rapid economic development, more and more items are burned. From burning horses in the past to burning cars, computers and iPhones, they all represent the hope that relatives will not worry about food and clothing

when it comes to superstition, not many people really believe it. It just reposes a good wish and inherits the culture for many years. Nowadays, the impact of science on mankind is so great that superstition has been difficult to survive

banning burning paper money means banning production from the source. For some people with advanced ideas, it may have no impact, but the way of worshipping their ancestors should be different. But for some conservative people, especially the elderly, it’s like great treachery. They will be very worried about the situation of their relatives there. Although it shows that they know that the things burned in the past will not become a reality, what it reposes is strong affection

tradition and superstition are sometimes combined, because after all, the ancients rarely explored science. What allowed them to survive was some beliefs. These beliefs may be false, but they have formed a part of life. If burning paper money has no extreme impact on the public in China, I still suggest not to refuse or prohibit it

when national laws and regulations are issued, the system must be formulated in combination with the actual situation of the people, according to the traditional habits of Chinese society and the convenience of people’s life. If a law and regulation is issued without any basis, just take it for granted, I think such laws and regulations are debatable, because laws and regulations ultimately serve the society and the people. If they don’t get everyone’s support in the end, it will have a bad impact on the society

I saw that Harbin issued a notice on banning the production and operation of feudal superstitious funeral supplies such as burning ghost paper and coins, which strictly manages the of these products, and a report phone was announced at the same time. Such a thing itself is a good thing and can resist feudal superstition, but we should see the difference between Chinese traditional customs and feudal superstition. The real harm of feudal superstition is not paper and money, but feudal superstitious activities

Chinese people’s traditional custom is that every important festival, they will worship their dead relatives. At this time, they will use ghost paper and ghost coins. This is not only a kind of sacrifice for their dead relatives, but also a kind of nostalgia for their relatives. For those who live, superstitious, and die, it is not in the feudal realm that they can be truly comforted

during the Qingming Festival, it rains one after another, and pedestrians on the road want to break their souls! This poem is a household name in China. At this moment, I believe that people all over the country will commemorate their dead relatives. Some of their worship activities and the use of ghost paper and ghost coins should not be classified as feudal superstition, but should belong to a very normal folk custom. If the country publishes the same ban on the production, operation and burning of ghost paper and ghost coins as Harbin, I don’t think it’s reasonable

feudal superstition activities are aimed at deceiving others, or deceiving the social masses through feudal superstition. Now there are many such people, but these people will not use ghost paper and ghost coins. They use some so-called seal characters, so the leaders of Harbin should distinguish this. Superstitious funeral supplies such as ghost paper and ghost coin are folk activities of ordinary people, and there is no need to prohibit the production and operation, because these things will not cause feudal superstition. Harbin leaders should learn the difference between folk custom and feudal superstition.

[reasons why Harbin municipal government prohibits the production of ghost coins]

this is a circular issued by Harbin government on March 14, which is a government document in nature. In this circular, the Harbin municipal government stated that the intention of banning the production and operation of feudal superstitious funeral supplies such as burning paper and coins is mainly two: (1) abolish the bad funeral habits and advocate civilized sacrifice; (2) Purify the urban environment and build a beautiful urban area

[production, operation and burning of ghost paper and coins ≠ feudal superstition + bad funeral habits]

(1) feudal superstition

feudalism originally refers to the system of land sealing and nation building in Chinese society after the Western Zhou Dynasty and before the Qin Dynasty. Spread to modern times, it often refers to backward and conservative ideas and ideas; Superstition generally refers to people’s “blind, incomprehensible and irrational belief”. Therefore, the combination of “feudal superstition” emphasizes the meaning of incorrect and unreasonable belief in things or phenomena. “Feudal superstition” often corresponds to “science”

in real life. The most typical example of the so-called “feudal superstition” is “believing in ghosts and gods”. People who “believe in ghosts and gods” have the spontaneous belief of ordinary people and the belief of various religious believers

we often hear that “feudal superstition” is the most popular saying that “feudal superstition kills people”. Some feudal superstitions can indeed kill people, such as “sacrifice to the living”; But some don’t, such as “fearing ghosts and gods”

(2) funeral bad habits

the so-called bad habits, as the name suggests: rude, ugly and uncivilized bad habits. At all times and in all countries, the generally recognized bad habits at the level of social morality include foot binding, mummification, eunuch, burial, living sacrifice, girl circumcision, etc. These behaviors are notorious and terrible, so they are called bad habits and deserve their name

but the production and operation of burning paper and coins are different. The ultimate destination of the production and operation of the burning of paper and coin lies in the burning and use of paper and coin. And just as money carries people’s yearning and thirst for wealth, so is paper and coin. Ghost paper and coin often repose the living’s sorrow for the dead. “Ten years of life and death are boundless, & nbsp; don’t think about it, you will never forget it. Thousands of miles of solitary graves have nowhere to talk about desolation”. Since Yin and yang are separated, there is no way to express your sadness and wishes, so you can only burn some paper money for comfort. Even the revolutionary martyrs once wrote a solemn and stirring poem “after the death, all kings work hard, and the good news flies to be paper money”

in many cases, the significance of burning paper money is the same as putting some flowers and fruits in the festival. For thousands of years, it has been a Chinese tradition and custom to use paper and coins in funeral ceremonies

therefore, if it is said that burning ghost coins in memorial service to relatives is equal to feudal superstition and funeral bad habits, then Qingming holiday, religious temples, burning incense and worshipping Buddha are obviously feudal superstitions, which are also incompatible with modern science. Then why can’t we stop before and after the ban? Pick up the persimmon and pinch it soft

therefore, it is inappropriate for the Harbin municipal government to “prohibit any unit or individual from producing and operating ghost money, paper man, paper horse and other superstitious funeral supplies” under the banner of eliminating feudal superstition and funeral habits. We must not and should not simply equate traditional customs with bad habits and feudal superstitions

[production and operation use of paper and coin ≠ environmental pollution]

in addition to its intention to get rid of “feudal superstition and bad funeral habits”, the above circular undertakes another mission of “purifying the urban environment and building a beautiful urban area”. It is true that burning paper and coins will pollute the environment to some extent, but placing them will not. The above documents also banned the act of “placing ghost money, paper men, paper horses (cattle) and other feudal superstitious funeral supplies in funeral activities”

at present, the environmental pollution in Northeast China is very serious, but I’m afraid the main factor of environmental pollution is not only from the burning of paper and coins in funeral ceremonies. Coal enterprises are seriously polluted and hazardous chemical enterprises are seriously polluted. Why not strictly prohibit them, but ban an insignificant custom? In addition, the burning of ghost paper and coins is a common phenomenon in China. Is it just that the burning within the jurisdiction of Harbin will pollute the environment

at present, many cities prohibit the setting off of firecrackers in spring, but they also stipulate areas for centralized setting off to respect folk customs. The Harbin municipal government is simply “one size fits all”. Smoking can also lead to environmental pollution and harm people’s health, and no local government has ever responded so enthusiastically

[folk customs – sparse rather than blocked]

from a long-term perspective, it may be understandable to promote and encourage the use of flowers, fruits and other items in funeral ceremonies instead of paper and coins (although I have reservations about the current large-scale westernization of Chinese festivals and customs). After all, the latter is more in line with the concept of health and environmental protection of modern people, but for the cultural traditions formed over thousands of years, Obviously, the Harbin municipal government can not simply use government documents for “one size fits all”, which is a manifestation of lazy government

therefore, the Harbin municipal government’s simple definition of production and operation and burning of ghost paper and coins with negative words such as “feudal superstition, bad funeral habits” and “environmental pollution” is obviously simple and crude, which is bound to lead to people’s rebellious psychology. At present, there is no need to prohibit the production and operation of funeral supplies such as paper and coin, let alone the use and placement. For thousands of years of cultural traditions, even if you want to change customs, you should first seek an alternative way that the people can accept, and give the people enough time and space to transform their ideas

the Qingming Festival is coming soon. This year’s Qingming Festival doesn’t burn paper. What do you want the people to burn

since ancient times, China has a tradition of burning paper money and houses for dead relatives on a specific day every year. People believe that in this way, they can send money and goods to dead relatives, as well as people’s memorial feelings for dead relatives

with the development of society and the progress of people’s thinking, people generally begin to understand that this practice of burning paper money is superstitious and does not conform to materialism, and this behavior of burning paper money also causes certain pollution to the environment. This behavior is indeed wrong objectively, but subjectively, for people of the older generation, burning paper money Making paper people is a traditional custom handed down from generation to generation. Since ancient times, China has become a big country with great respect for the deceased. People of the older generation think that when a person dies, they should burn paper money and send things to him. On the one hand, they hope that their deceased relatives can live well in another world, and on the other hand, they also follow a tradition, If a decree is suddenly issued to prohibit the production of paper money and paper people’s daily necessities, it will give to the older generation

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