Confucianism And Taoism Similarities

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All though these religions sound very different from each other, they have a wide variety of similarities along with their differences. They share similarities ranging from similar gods, practices all the way to views on the world. In this essay I will examine and share all similarities and differences these religions have. To start the major religion our book lumps together are Confucianism and Daoism (Taoism). This is not by mistake, these religions share many things in common such as their place of origin which is China, the main place where the worship which is the temple and most importantly their belief. They both view their religion as not only a religion but also a philosophy of China and Asia. They both stress different things with…show more content…
Like Confucianism and Daoism, Shintoism also originated with a Chinese background by originally starting in Japan. They also share the commonality of visiting shrines and graves to pay respect to their religious deities. Both religions follow multiply deities and are not devoted to just one. They follow the way of the deities. The most unique thing these religion share is the fact that Buddha is followed by many Daoist’s and Shintoist. They also have many differences one being the meaning of their religion. Daoism wants to be on with nature while Shintoism wants to serve their deities and Kami. They have different views on life after death, Daoism believes the soul survives and can move around space while the Shinto believe they go to Yomi or the land of the dead. They also believe differently on their religions Shinto believes they are both a religion and a way of life in Japan and Daoism believes they are a religion and philosophy. Women are also viewed differently in both religions, Daoism views women as generally equal and are spoken highly of in some schools. Shinto believes many women will become priest but they are still viewed as less than men. These religions have so many similarities and differences, it’s beneficial to look at them piece by piece instead of as one…show more content…
They are also two religions who have some similarities and differences. These two religions stared in different places but have the same Chinese roots. Confucianism started in China and Shintoism in Japan. They worship a different places, Confucianism followers worship at Temple and Shinto worship at shrines. Thought they do pretty much the same thing at each. They go to temples and shrines to worship ancestors and their “Gods.” The major difference between these two religions would be their beliefs in gods. The Shinto believe in multiple gods while the Confucius believe in only one god. The Confucius want a complete controlled society and that is the main focus of their religion while the Shinto focus their religion on serving their deities or Kami. Confucianism views women as completely inferior to men and Shinto believe women can become priests but are still sadly seen as less than men. Something I found unique that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the comparison on these two religions but has to do with Shinto, is the fact that Shinto and Buddhism often work side by side and focus on similar things in their religion. It fascinated me that so many different religions can have such common
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