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Confucianism Oct 21 1999 Confucianism is a system of thought based on the teachings of a Chinese man named KungFuzi Which is latinaized as Confucius he lived from 551 to 479 bce Confucius claimed that he was not original andneither were his teachings but believed himself to be a creative transmitter of wisdom from the past He created amoral code on based on ethics humanity and love Confucius philosophies emphasize the ideals of order and harmonyWith the idea that people should live in harmony both with each other and with nature To achieve this Confuciuscreated a system of human relationships and good government Government to Confucius was the highest profession Hebelieved that if one had a good government everyone would be happy In addition Confucius esteemed education inhigh regards believing that through it one could reach the high standard of a gentleman For a religion Confucianism isvery different from any other Due to the fact that the Chinese see religion as a form of education The purpose ofConfucianism was mainly to instill moral values in a person There is no organized church or structure no priests nosects and no creed for any follow There is no worshipping or personal relationship with god but did recognize heavenas a force of human concern Confucius did believe that men should direct their own destiny Confucius taught thatharmony begins in the family which was a minuet of society In which the man of the house was like the emperor orPriest Confucius believed in a male dominated society were only males could lead the government service Confuciusbelieve in ancestor devotion The Ancestors names are usually kept in shrines The duty of the father was to makesacrifices and to report any family concerns to these shrines Confucius emphasized five virtues which are the the idealsof Confucianism The Confucian virtues are something that should reflect sincerity and inner spirit The most importantone was ren which means humanity he thought that should be
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