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Unformatted text preview: 1-26-09 Hand Book Report In Mailbox @ Loree & Email Deghani (FOR PLAGARISM CHECK) China becomes comunist Eastern Religion Older than western religion Axial Age 800-200 bce many great ﬁgures existed in mankind, results in change in mankind budha socrates etc Shang Dynasty Adam/Eve Equiv—Half Man/Half Snake Anscestor Worship Very Common/Highly Reguarded Shang considered to be highest anscestor was god/ultimate reallity Shang become overpowered by Chou/Zhou Dynasty Ideas of shang replaced w/ idea of heaven—God was heaven Confucius came from noble family can be traced back to shang dynasty 500 years had passed from Chou—2500 years ago socrates considered master of ethics/morality—so was confucius when born, things in chins things have deteriorated greatly chariot racing spread, turned into killing machine Always wanted podium to talk to people of china king your advice is good, but we are confortable so don't "rock our boat" Have to return to the documents we have from past and ﬁgure out what is happening to china checked chou dynasty records leader was Douco Chou what happened? started editing these documents of the past change culture of china hope for china—tradition still exists Bring back ethics from our greatest time—Chou dynasty socrates in same moral predicament Morality "Ren" humaneness that goes beyond ethical "Li" have to do what is moral/ethical "Ren Ren" perfect moral person Mencius things have become worse than in the time of confucius downward movement in history conﬂict shifting away from communism 1-26-09 conﬂict shifting away from communism man is inherently good if bad—problem is....culture none of this may have happened ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2009 for the course RELIGION 840:205 taught by Professor Mydal during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '09