Those of us who grew up in Christian homes are all familiar with the fable of the Good Samaritan. sorely, this week we learned that the story ends veritably else in China

A child was walking down the road to play, he was crushed by an inattentive motorist, who broke for a moment to decide what to do and also left, leaving him half dead. By chance, a trafficker was going that way.

As soon as he saw her, he left from the other side. also, a mama also reached that place with her child and when she saw the injured child, he was passing from the other side. Sixteen others did the same, but as she was traveling, a certain scrap collector came by, where the girl was.

When she saw him, she came to him in pity, threw him on the road, and precipitously went to look for his mama. The girl was taken to the sanitarium, but croakers have little stopgap for her recovery. Update The girl has failed after several days of treatment.

The story made transnational captions this week and struck a passion feathers in the hearts of numerous Chinese. The question I and millions of others have been wondering for days is what kind of system creates a society where 18 people can follow a dying child?


Every news report in the state press( and utmost foreign) includes the story of a man named Peng Yu in Nanjing who was fulfilled after a woman helped him. The old woman was successful in seeking damages from the man as the judge claimed that the man couldn’t help her unless he was shamefaced of injuring her in the first place.

This case is repeated every time one falls victim to harsh followership. Like the man in Wuhan who collapsed in a request and was insulated for 90 twinkles before anyone could call for help( he failed of a high that blocked his airway).

Though it’s a legal defense of people’s conduct, but I’m not satisfied with it. It’s been 5 times since Peng Yu was eventually fulfilled, is not it enough time for China’s famously presto-paced government to pass legislation to cover the good people?

Between the analogy with the fable and the lack of” Good Samaritan” law in China, people snappily associated a lack of religion with a lack of concern for mortal life. While I’m a Christian, and I suppose effects would have been different if one of those people believed in heaven or hell, there’s no substantiation that one of the people who passed the girl had. Had faith.

Did not agree. About 5 of China is religious by conservative estimates, and Guangdong( where this happed) was one of the first places opened to missionaries.

It’s also important to note that the woman who acted wasn’t religious( some quotations indicate that she has studied godly judgment, but nothing concrete). As Jesus told in the story of the fable, the Samaritan himself wasn’t inspired by religion, but” inspired by compassion.”

So perhaps commodity was snooping with these people’s introductory sense of humanity. I suppose though it was no coexistence that it was a man who was marginalized by society, an illiterate scrap collector, who stopped to help the child when no bone differently would.

The Good Samaritan in China


The final trend was pointing the cutlet at the Communist Party, which had boggled morality. The first response to the story of a good Chinese friend was that there was Confucianism in history, also Maoism took its place, also when Maoism was openly abolished, China was left with a moral void. The party also progressed to fill this void with materialism in the name of GDP.

He argued that this would noway be in Taiwan where traditional Chinese values still live. When he said this, there was silence in the office, and some jounced, including those who had been to Taiwan( the silence could also mean that some were uncomfortable with the open discussion of politics).

While I can not speak to the strength of the Taiwanese people’s claims, I don’t know how the party can completely make up the hearts of those who have given birth to a child. numerous of them were youthful, and some had children of their own, how can Mao and the party be fully shamefaced? If Mao did not manage to break down ideas about family, how could he destroy ideas that are indeed more central to our humanity?


We’ll noway completely know why those 18 people left. perhaps they really allowed that the girl had just fallen, perhaps it was too late to meet them. They may be concerned about legal consequences or may be indifferent to heavenly retaliation.

They may be concerned that their new clothes have been tainted with their blood, or they may be concerned that the blood on their clothes will be seen as a substantiation of their guilt. But maybe it’s because we’re so concerned about their lack of provocation or empathy that we worry that it may one day catch the person in need because it’ll It’s hard to help in any way. We hope we can tell commodity about those 18 people, so we can say” Look, I am different, I will help.”

Update numerous in the commentary are pointing out the” observer effect” that, while this ever explains people’s passivity, also largely applied to group situations, which wasn’t the case. According to exploration conducted on this content, those who witnessed accidents while alone helped them 70 of the time compared to only 40 of the time in the group. It seems that this also fails to adequately explain why 18 people chased a dying child.


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