Religion In China

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The religion and philosophy of China is unique. Partially it speaks that unique of great religions of mankind, it has begun the development in isolation, not testing influence from outside. Two basic beliefs of China, two basic philosophical directions, Confucianism and Taoism, had time to be issued in independent doctrines before the country has ceased to be closed for other world. Confucianism and Taoism have nothing general with the monotheistic religions concentrated around of the uniform God, such, as Jewish, Christianity and Islam. Especially it concerns Confucianism which in general gives not enough attention to the nature and activity of the God. Therefore, Confucianism and Taoism often do not consider as religion at all, but philosophical currents of China. In these two directions roots of the subsequent Chinese beliefs are concluded. Unshakable conviction originates from them in equation of the nature, issued in a consequence in the well-known concept of "Yin" and "Yang", force of dark and light, soft and firm, female and male. One more important idea, care of well-being of people penetrates all subsequent philosophy and religion of China. From it concept Tian Ming or Will of the Sky was born. This belief has formed base for development of the subsequent philosophy of China, also as their political, social, material culture have given seeds for blossoming the subsequent civilization of China. If also there is the unique idea connecting all history of development as religion, and philosophy of China, so it is “consciousness of care” idea. Even in western and east empires of Dezhou it is possible to find traces of firm belief that the Sky hears and sees also as hear and see people and consequently accepts active participation in their destiny. The belief in that a basis of the Universe is care distinguishes the Chinese religion from Jewish,

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