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Freedom of religion in Laos
31st Dec, 2011 at 9:38am
 
Those who think that other religious teachings and beliefs are not allowed in Laos, below is one of the few churches in Vientiane.



Catholic Church in Vientiane, Laos





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Reply #1 - 31st Dec, 2011 at 10:13am
 
Isn't that church is near the French Embassy? I remember walking past it on my way to Talat Sao.

Here's a few pictures of an Islamic center in Vientiane.
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Reply #2 - 31st Dec, 2011 at 12:59pm
 
Yes, it's around that area.
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Reply #3 - 6th Jan, 2012 at 1:29pm
 
"Freedom" in Laos? No such thing.
First off, that chapel is Vietnamese.
Second, I'm assuming, the mosque is for the Khek community; none of those options are open to Lao.

Am I right about that buddy?
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Reply #4 - 6th Jan, 2012 at 1:52pm
 
The church is not Vietnamese.

The sign at the church is written in four different languages so that many people can read it. A strong indication that the church is open for all.
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Reply #5 - 6th Jan, 2012 at 2:21pm
 
Perhaps you and Saovaluck can explain this:
http://www.persecution.org/2011/12/31/lao-officials-force-christians-to-recant-f...

Ironically, the article was posted the same day as this one.
The same day "freedom" supposedly made it's way into Laos.

There's a law of opposites at work in Laos: signs may be written in a miscellany if languages (Lao included) but act as warnings; not invitations. The link I supplied backs that up buddy!
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Reply #6 - 6th Jan, 2012 at 2:49pm
 
What's bias about it? Persecution: is persecution.

Anyone interested can look up the evidence for themselves.

I am going to Laos. Very soon. I doubt I'll have time to go to Sunday Mass or to the Mosque where it is commonplace to prostrate four to fives a day; I have woman to see; pubs and clubs to tour; dog to eat and anything else that falls in between. Wink

As an aside: how are tour tatos comino along? anything new added?
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Reply #7 - 6th Jan, 2012 at 3:13pm
 
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I'm glad to hear you're going to Laos. Perhaps you'll get a better prospective on things.


Look mate, just so you know, I ain't one of these 'plastic' Lao internationals you might have encountered in the USA who don't know a damn thing about their culture, let alone speak the language. I speak from experience; know the customs and taboos. This upcoming campaign isn't my maiden tour neither. I've been there, done that. The next time you're in doubt, I suggest you give me the benefit, buddy.

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Reply #8 - 6th Jan, 2012 at 3:39pm
 
Churches and mosques are open to the general public for a reason.

If Lao authorities were against other religions then they would have forced its closure, and even destroyed the buildings by now.

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Reply #9 - 6th Jan, 2012 at 3:56pm
 
Laos Commies is puppet; the laughing stock of governments the world over! We all know the Viets run Laos! As for the Kheks, I don't know what collateral they have invested which holds sway - maybe you could fill me in there My Love. However if you're Lao....

Just read the link I posted.
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Reply #10 - 6th Jan, 2012 at 5:00pm
 
I don't believe everything I read because there's always two sides to a story.

But anyway in the article, it mentions that the village monk refused to carry out the burial ceremony because the deceased was a Christian.

That makes sense because monks in Laos are Buddhist, and they only deal with Buddhist matters.
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Just by looking at the website of your source I can tell that it's hardly an unbiased source. Clearly it has an agenda. Could you find any other sources to corroborate your assertions? From an organization like Amnesty International, for example? 


http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1112/S00780/no-christmas-in-laos-for-persecuted...
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Reply #12 - 16th Jan, 2012 at 5:08am
 
Freedom and Democracy would be nice in Laos.
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Reply #13 - 22nd Jan, 2012 at 1:26pm
 
Freedom of religion? Sure there is, you are free to believe in what they want you to believe. Every Communist country has freedom and Democracy, just look at Burma, and North Korea, and umm... did I mention, North Korea, they believe in their leader so yeah, they do believe in other things besides religion. I would have to strongly disagree with you people who think there is no freedom of religion in Laos cause a new religion is starting to gain popularity in Laos, it's called BeerLao!
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Reply #14 - 7th Feb, 2012 at 1:20am
 
That's a very beautiful church building.   In communist countries, people are free to believe what they wish, except that there are restriction for the place of worship.  It's not like if you are a Christian or convert, they execute you.  It's not like in the Islamic world.
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