Talk:Confucius

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The Chinese Philosophers as a whole need to be expanded upon and elaborated. Too much of the information in these pages is outdated (using incorrect transcription models) or incorrect. Dikaiosune 10:37 pm March 18, 2007

Reverted page to pinyin spellings until the Wade-Giles/Pinyin debate has concluded. Please refer to the Romanization page. -- Dikaiosune 11:15pm 20 March 2007

I'm sorry, but is it untrue that he was a pagan? It were his teachings not compatible with many parts of Christ's teachings?Saved 11:14, 28 March 2007 (EDT)

Confuscious was not a pagan, no. I also imagine that if Confucius was alive today he'd probably be Confucian! MatteeNeutra 11:23, 28 March 2007 (EDT)
Confucius claimed never to have invented anything knew, so I don't think he'd call himself a Confucian. Blackjuice 11:46, 1 June 2007 (EDT)

The term, "Christian evangelicals", when referring to the first forays of Christianity into China, would be incorrect. Historically, the first Christians to preach in China were small groups of Jesuits who were curiosities to the Ming emperors. Matteo Ricci is a famous example. It should also be mentioned that the Christians were not accepting of Confucian philosophy and teaching: concubinage was common in Confucian Ming society, which breaks Christian teaching vis-a-vis adultery. Praying to Confucius was considered the worship of idols, and it was only because the Jesuits saw that they were not gaining any converts that they decided to incorporate the concept of ancestor worship (which would otherwise have been considered the worship of idols as well) into their teachings in China, under the guise of "honour thy father and thy mother."

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