Former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong-ho told the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo in an interview published Friday that Kim regime leaders view Christianity as a true challenge to because “they know that Christianity would hamper the Kim family’s dynastic succession to power.”
Speaking to Chosun, Thae argued that North Korea is “unique” from other communist countries because it did not merely abolish all existing religions, but create its own religion to substitute for Christianity, which at the time was the majority religion of that region of Korea.
They know that Christianity would hamper the Kim family’s dynastic succession to power.” He noted that Kim Il-sung, the founder of communist North Korea, came from a devout Christian family and, as a result, many of the tenets and practices of the Kim cult of worship resemble Christianity.
This story resembles the story of Christmas and the Star of Bethlehem and is far from the only falsehood North Koreans are taught about the Kim family that resembles Christian stories.
“You must insist that North Korea builds churches for both South Koreans and foreigners,” he tells South Korean Christians.