from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The political morality taught by Confucius and his disciples, which forms the basis of the Chinese jurisprudence and education. It can hardly be called a religion, as it does not inculcate the worship of any god.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, the ethico-political system taught by Confucius.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity; high value given to learning and to devotion to family (including ancestors); peace; justice; influenced the traditional culture of China
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So, madjess, if someone practices confucianism whatever that is exactly# and loves others as I do they are indeed born of God - if they also acknowledge that it is the same God Who is the Father of Jesus Christ Who died on the cross for our sins and supplied the Holy Spirit for us, and that we are capable of this love only because He first loved us.
So if during my ministry I talk with a person from China who practices confucianism I am not going to tell them my way is right and their way is wrong, because I don't know that, I am not God.
If the person who practices confucianism loves others just as I do, then that proves they are born of God.
He claimed affinity more for the traditions of China (confucianism and daoism) than for the Jews (he isnt Chinese btw) and argued that the I-Ching should be ok, just as Aquinas Christianised Aristotle so he wants to Christianise the I Ching.
While it has been now a tradition since it was adopted so long ago, the hierarchical social structure based upon confucianism - is also foreign - it is from China.
Why most dynasties follow confucianism and not mohism?
Atheism (in the dogmatic sense) and I really thing confucianism should be moved out of the dubious cases -- it is in the literal sense a pattern of worship.
Maybe, one day, Christina will be able to write on the atheism of buddhism, yoga, jainism, taosim, confucianism.
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