I don't know anyone who goes to church or temple, and I know a lot of people.
What does that have to do with anything? You can only have religious beliefs if you go to a special building?
Who are these religious folk? Buddhists? Ancestor worship? Those aren't exactly 'religions' in the way that you or I would consider the term, they're more like traditions.
As a Buddhist, allow me to say that right there is some ignorant bullshit.
As for erroneous presumptions, it may be that your own presumptions could merely be one interpretation of the subjective reality that you live in, and you're denying that any other interpretation could exist. This is much closer to the real definition of ignorance.
Indeed it is. While we're on the subject, how about if you explain why you think Buddhism and Ancestor Worship aren't religions. I strongly suspect your argument is going to boil down to "it doesn't fit the mould of Judeo-Christian religions."
Chinese propaganda was loud and strong against Tibetans and their religion.
Wait, so the Tibetans have a religion then? You do realize the Tibetans are Buddhists, right?
It was the excuse that China used to march in and take over: we're liberating the workers from the chains of superstitious belief. It continues today with tirades against the Dalai Lama.
They also claimed national security (and still do), despite the fact that Tibet hadn't had a military force of any significance in roughly 800 years (ironically, since they converted to Buddhism).
A little learning goes a long way in curing ignorance.
Indeed it does. You should give it a try.