The Pros And Cons Of Confucianism

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Religion is such a broad and ambiguous concept that each person may have his own comprehension. One way to define it formally is that it is a cultural system of behaviors and practices, mythologies, world views, sacred texts, holy places, ethics, and societal organisation that relate humanity to what an anthropologist has called "an order of existence” . Religion still plays an important role in the world for the reason that 63% of people polled claimed they were religious in 2015 . Affairs related to religion are common and normal among daily life. The religion of the Chinese is often given a great concern and heated discussion. It is controversial why many Chinese are atheistic and what they truly believe in. This essay will mainly emphasize on Chinese religion and its causation. According to the survey …show more content…

This can be explained in that Chinese often do not only believe in one religion because the culture was inclusive of different religions. On the other hand, they can be considered as the fusion of two or more religions . That may lead people mistake Chinese as atheistic. In spite of the advantages of the Confucianism, we will discover that there are some short-comes in this ideology. Confucianism publicizes the rite so much that it restrains the nature of people. That is why many people rejected the Confucianism during the May 4th Movement. There is no kind of religion that is perfect. Only if we can live an ideal life that obey the law and ethic, the religion is meaningful to us. In summary, Confucianism or Taoism in China is a faith substituting the place for religions in other countries. It is the culture, the history formed in thousands of years that Chinese have been following as the code of conduct. No matter what you believe in, a rational mind is of great importance to supervise and behave oneself. Most importantly, Chinese should never forget its identity——its own

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