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Since we know so very little of Confucius, is it possible the entire religion of Confucianism is solely based on heresy?

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FunnyLittleFrog

Quite a bit is known about Confucius. He wrote his own book, so his philosophy is not based on heresy.

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Suzie17

Not sure. It's all pretty confucing to me.

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Suzie17
Ya, I know..... Sorry haha!
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TheHarem
Lol.....TeeHee......I needed that. Leave it to you.....chuckle :)
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.............I'm still laughing! :)
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Suzie17
Haha, I apologized as a preemptive measure hahaha!!
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Confucianism is based on Confucius' own writings, his life was well documented and corroborated by others during his lifetime. There is lots of material available, he was quite a remarkable man.

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Suzie17
Good afternoon Z!
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Hey Suzie. Saw your query to the Mods. Had to brush up on the new criteria here.
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I had to brush up, that is. Darned spellcheck.
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Suzie17
Haha, ya, kind of fussy these days. Oh well.
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Suzie17
It's sad to know there's still people like below....
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There's no avoiding these folks. Maybe these new guidelines can weed some out. Hope we're not being too chatty.
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Suzie17
Can't even chat? Bummer.... Well I have grandkids that are mixed black and white. It's shocking they'll still have to face this kind of ignorance.
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Because Confucius made few comments about God, many people view Confucianism as only a philosophy and not a religion. Yet, what he said and did showed that he was religious. This can be seen in two respects. First, he had a reverent fear for a supreme cosmic spiritual power, what the Chinese call T'ien, or Heaven, which he regarded as the source of all virtue and moral goodness and whose will, he felt directs all things. Second, he placed great emphasis on meticulous observance of rites and ceremonies relating to the worship of heaven and the spirits of departed ancestors.
Though Confucius never advocated theses views as a form of religion, to generations of Chinese they have become what religion is all about.

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