east asia discussion #4 questions

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Mark Lennon History of East Asia Professor Wert Deus Destroyed – Discussion Questions 1.) The Japanese had mixed feelings regarding the acceptance of Christianity but for the large part, fiercely rejected it. Though there were some like Fabian in the text that did support it, the views of Hakuō were the ones taken on by the majority. 2.) Hakuō described in his religious debate many of the faults the Japanese saw in Christianity. He starts by stating that with the existence of Deus, there would have come a purpose for humans on earth yet he claimed there was none. He then challenges the idea that Deus would have created a universal religion for all humans to follow so as to avoid such religious disputes. His third argument objects to the beliefs that Deus was crucified for the sake of mankind. Here Hakuō takes a shot at Christians for worshiping Deus because in his mind, Deus was a fairly sentenced criminal who deserved to be crucified. Finally, he argues that one man cannot possibly determine the eternal fate for all of
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course HIST 82 taught by Professor Wert during the Spring '08 term at Marquette.

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