The Moral Implication in the Charity Culture

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The Moral Implication in the Charity Culture Nowadays, the charity culture is both strange and familiar to the public, for it is not reported so much on the media in one hand, and in the other hand, the moral implication in the charity culture is just like the blood in human bodies. In the western countries, the origin of charity culture is from the religion. The theory of “Original Sin” in Christianity makes people believe that everyone is born guilty, who must atone for his philanthropy by working hard for the entire lifetime in order to get peace and go to the Heaven after death. In the western Christian culture, charity is regarded as a discipline, which has an external force; while it is an effective way as well shuttling between the wealth and the spirit beyond the free materialism. As a result, charity in the western world is not just a moral stuff, but more like a religion one. However, in China, the origin of charity culture is from the Confucius, the humanistic ideology with “Benevolence” as its core, which is a combination of moral and ethic. In China, the charity culture is based on the theory that everyone is born good; compassion, shame, humility, and the ability to distinguish right and wrong are human natures, which are powers to guide people to promote good and restrain evil. Chinese Confucius culture makes charity as a self-driven requirement forced by moral, whether to do good or not is closely related to the individual’s temperaments and moral activities. In Adam Smith's “Theory of Moral Sentiments”, he did not negate the moral level of the economic theory, and opposed that the moral philosophy should not be stripped from economy. He believes that every person's daily needs are limited; people should have internal restraint and regulate social conflicts through ethical. These points and the related charity activities make people understood

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