Confucianism vs. Taoism

The Difference of Culture and Life

Taoism

Taoists, is the spiritual force that underlies the universe and is found in all things. Even though it is a part of all things, it is greater than all things. It is the ultimate reality.Taoists believe that that they should live in harmony with the Tao or Way. If they do this they will merge with the Tao, free their soul, and become one of the Immortals.

What do they have in common?

Place of worship:

Confucianism: Temple

Taoism:Temple, Shrine



Human Nature:

Confucianism: Humans should respect those who are superior to them.

Taoism: Humans should respect those who are superior to them.



Time of origin:

Confucianism: Approx. 550 B.C.E.(Before Common Era)

Taoism: Approx. 550 B.C.E.(Before Common Era)



Belief:

Confucianism is both a religion and a philosophy of China, and of Asia as a whole. It stresses human conduct over belief in God.

Taoism is both a religion and a philosophy of China, and of Asia as a whole. It stresses humanity's relationship with nature.