People’s Daily published an article about some Party officials’ superstitious practices and concluded that a lack of communist ideals and beliefs is the fundamental cause for their behavior. The article said that Party members should be antitheists, but some of the party members believe in rituals and superstitions such as visiting temples and they also believe in Feng Shui. The article said that this has seriously damaged the Party’s image. It cited several reasons that have caused their behavior. It named weakened Communist ideals and beliefs among the Party officials as the fundamental cause. It also mentioned other reasons for the Party officials to perform superstitious rituals. These include an increased personal desire to seek material gain and corrupt officials seeking to have a spiritual belief.
Source: People’s Daily, September 30, 2015