Dr. Chris Ward
28 October 27, 2013
Justice Drives Confucianism to Be Immortal
Confucius, born twenty-five hundred years ago, is a Chinese sage enjoying world-wide fame even today. Confucianism and the Analects, the book produced after Confucius 's death, have been spread to all the regions of the world. The influence of Confucianism cannot only be simply measured by the sales volume of the Analects, but also the manner by which people behave and think today. As for western culture, the only comparable book is the Bible (Lau n. p.). People have been wondering why a single doctrine can be so influential for such a long time and be accepted by all races. Unlike Buddhism and Christianity, Confucianism is not a religion …show more content…
People of the same class share same rights and no one has the privilege to restrain others. In addition, Confucius put forwards the concept of “ren”, meaning benevolence, which is the core idea that leading the whole Confucianism (Freedman n.p.). This idea requires us to love all people without any discrimination. The elegant or authority should not despise lower classes and human-beings should love others indifferently. This core statement is in favored by people all the time, especially the populace, leading to the longevity of Confucianism. Plus, justice itself in Confucianism is pursued by human-beings all the time. Pure justice may not exist in the world, but we still want to have a relatively fair atmosphere to live in (Maiese). According to Martin Luther King, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Thus the idea presented in Confucianism precisely fits what human-beings aspire. Because of that, people always highly praise what is written in the Analects and regard it as a motto to motive themselves (Maiese). To some extent, the faith for people to seek for justice makes Confucianism a success …show more content…
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