World Religions: Confucianism
By Albert Gillogly
Major Beliefs: Jen and li
"Jen and li are the most important beliefs in Confucianism. They are one belief but split into two. Jen: pronounced " ren" is the highest Confucian principle. People cultivated by it are humane individuals who exhibit benevolence and care toward others. Jen is translated as "humaneness". Li is the companion virtue to jen. It is translated as "ritual" "propriety" or "etiquette"."
"They believe that Confucius's values were education, family loyalty, work ethic, value of traditions, conformity to traditional standards, honoring of ancestors, and unquestioning obedience of superiors".
People believe in Confucianism not just because it's an old religion, it also feels good to be nice to people, and every day you could think of how nice you've been to people in the past.
How do extremists in this religion justify their actions against nonbelievers?
There are no extremists in this religion, and this religion is actually about being balanced.
Song or Poem
"Do not do to others what you would not like to do to you". - Confucius
This is a part of Confucianism because it shows how you would want to be treated by others. Would you want to be treated with kindness?
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it". - Confucius
This is a part of Confucianism because it shows that no one or nothing is ugly.