Is the reason North Korea is so paranoid that everyone there is an atheist and they think they're gods?
- AggyLv 77 years agoBest Answer
It is a culture where respect for authority is deeply ingrained. A Korean passenger jet crashed killing many people because the co-pilot would not question the authority of the pilot even though the voice recorder showed he could see the consequences would be fatal.
Thus if the Korean leaders tell the people something they will believe it however irrational it seems.
- Captain JackLv 57 years ago
Why do people constantly confuse communism with atheism . . .
North Korea promotes beliefs that do not promote a god because the supreme command feels that they are less threatening philosophies than deistic religions. Funny thought there, North Korea feels atheism is less threatening than Christianity, they might be onto something.
Anyhow, here is the breakdown of belief structures in North Korea last reported by Religious Intelligence UK.
Irreligion: 15,460,000 (64.3% of population, the vast majority of which are adherents of the Juche philosophy [juche is kinda like Spinozaism], irreligion includes all beliefs that do not include a god not listed below and all trace numbers)
Korean Shamanism: 3,846,000 adherents (16% of population)
Cheondoism: 3,245,000 adherents (13.5% of population)
Buddhism: 1,082,000 adherents (4.5% of population)
Christianity: 406,000 adherents (1.7% of population)
Given the fact that anything and everything that isn't large enough to be at least 1% is rolled up under irreligion, and that irreligion is not strictly counting atheists, it is a fallacy to conclude North Korea is an atheist nation. It's a nation that promotes non-organized religion.
The constitution of North Korea also, like that of America, guarantees the freedom to practice religion and assemble to practice religion, however it also quite specifically guarantees the right to protest said gatherings.
- grigoryevaLv 43 years ago
i do no longer hate North Korea, however the government is destructive. they do no longer enable meals to get into their very own people who desperately desire it. they do no longer enable freedom. They took over the land and made the farmers strengthen opium, rather of meals, and this made it so as that there is not any longer sufficient meals production, and the people are ravenous together as the government gets wealthy. They unfairly imprison people in simple terms for having changes of opinion, and it relatively is DREADFUL the therapy they supply those prisoners. they have created orphans who're mistreated and ravenous in the streets. it relatively is an undesirable issue.
- MatthewLv 77 years ago
The only problem with North Korea is their evil, selfish leaders.
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- 7 years ago
No. They are paranoid because that is the natural outcome in totalitarian societies. They are led by a man that thinks himself a deity, so NK isn't atheist.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Why did the christian write something.
So others could be confused too.
Do you have anything in that head of yours that makes any sense to someone other than you?
- TyphoonLv 67 years ago
north Korea have a "cult" type culture. hence their behavior within their own society .
they worship their leader like a literal god !!!
- 7 years ago
None of your question makes any sense. Check on the definition of the word 'Atheist'.
- Eclipse-girlLv 77 years ago
It is a totalitarian regime that limits contacts with other nations.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Why would you ask such a jejune question? Are you really that oblivious to your ignorance and stupidity?