Talk:Bushido

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The term "Bushi" should not be a standalone, because it's too short and could be confused with Bush - American political family with two presidents and the Florida governor. --Ed Poor Talk 06:55, 5 February 2010 (EST)

Asian and Christan values

I read an article (and added a link to it), which says that a Japanese writer 100 years ago had asserted a connection between Bushido and Christian virtues (such as chivalry). My question is whether his assertion has any basis, or was he just trying to make ruthless, godless militaristic savages look good. (Or anything between.)

Remember, these are the values that led to the Rape of Nanking, the Comfort women episode, and so on.

Linking Bushido and Christian Chivalry could either be a whitewash of the low ethical standard of historical Japan, or an attempt to say false and derogatory things about the high ethical standard of historical Christian Europe. --Ed Poor Talk 13:20, 6 February 2010 (EST)

  • A blogger writes, "You have to realize that all these concepts of Chivalry, Bushido etc are highly romanticized today. The Samurai of Japan for instance were just as treacherous and practical as any other in medieval society. Bushido was a concept which was rarely put in practice. Only in today's sanitized versions of Bushido do we read of honor and respect etc. [1]
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