oritteropo says... Given that I was in the middle of comparing a Chinese reeducation though labour camp to U.S. prisons, I can understand why I appeared more critical than I really am I'm pretty sure I haven't made any claims that can't be substantiated though, or that I haven't heard from the U.S.! Religious tolerance is one of the really great things about the U.S., and it's really not something that China is known for at all. I am always interested in hearing, and trying to understand, different points of view. Jerykk said: That's all besides the point, however. There is still no case where the U.S. government will imprison people (without even a trial) simply for practicing a spiritual belief. That's exactly what China is doing to Falun Gong practitioners. Despite what you said earlier, it really does seem like you're trying to condemn the U.S. above all else. I'm not patriotic by any means but we're talking about blatant religious persecution here and it simply isn't comparable to bans on drugs, gambling or public nudity.