My experience sneaking into the church with Bush – Ji Siliu

20051120 12 Starting from last week, it has been very hard to find any unofficial writings inside of the Great Firewall about Bush’s visit. Searching “Bush” (Â∏ɉªÄ) through Chinese search engines such as Baidu shows very “clean” results of mostly official news. Smaller search start-ups such as BBS search engine teein.com did not do such a clean job, but links to many negative pages about “Bush” are “deleted” or “out of service” from the search result. The following blog post is from a Beijing journalist’s Buzhesiliu blog, translated by EastSouthWestNorth:

I never thought that I would be able to sneak into the church.

Although my alarm was set for 6am, I woke up at 5am. I only slept for three hours. I thought that it would be better if I get there earlier. I ate some congee, I took my camera and I headed for a Sunday mass with Comrade Bush.

On the way, I saw the police cars heading towrds that direction. It was truly first-class police action. When I arrived at the church, there was a bunch of believers lining up to enter. I joined the queue. An old man behind me was a f*cking nuisance because he called out, “This man does not have a bible in his hand.” F*ck! What does it matter if I didn’t have a f*cking bible! So I switched to a different line and I started to talk to the other believers with my limited knowlege of Christianity.

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