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    • Christianity was the only way out, says North Korean defector
      Joseph Kim revered the Great Leader as a child, but on arriving in China he realized that if he embraced Jesus missionaries would help him escape (The Guardian)
    • North Korea and Christianity - uneasy bedfellows - BBC News
      The unapproved Christian groups seem to be at their strongest in the north of the country near the border with China, because missionaries from there can get in and out more easily (though China is uneasy about them too). One Westerner who had lived in Pyongyang for several years told the BBC that he thought the official Christians he had met didn't seem to have a strong faith. He was continually amazed by how superstitious the people were in all kinds of non-Christian ways and they had no fear of talking.

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