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Idolatry

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“What profit is an idol when its maker has shaped it, a metal image, a teacher of lies? For its maker trusts in his own creation when he makes speechless idols!” —Habakkuk 2:18 (ESV). Buddhism in Burma is practiced by 89% of the country’s population. It is a nation steeped in idolatry. With thousands of pagodas, stupas, and statues scattered over the landscape, Burma is recognized as the most religious Buddhist country in terms of the proportion of monks in the population and proportion of income spent on religion. Our team will seek to examine the comprehensive effect that Buddhism has on the Burmese culture, investigating how every realm of influence—familial, ecclesiastical, civil, and personal—is affected by their pagan and idolatrous worldview.

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