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The sun rises in the east to shine the west.
Does the sentence sound natural? If not, how should I rephrase it?
I think the sentence doesn't make sense too. It was written by someone else, and I am at a loss how to amend it.
Yes, I found this concept very common in East Asia: Uchimura Kanzo, a Japanese missionary, famously opined that civilization's height was moving westward, from Europe, in the Enlightenment, to America, in the nineteenth and twentieth century, to Japan and the Far East, in the near future; and people often quote his idea without realizing where it comes from (the idea that Christianity is the light that brings prosperity, rather than industrialization and market capitalization). Moreover, they often use the sun rising in the east and moving westward analogy to illustrate the notion, which East Asians find gives them optimism.