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why is Confucianism not a better policy

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Started: 9/21/2016 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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It is bad
people take advantages of you
no rules
no discipline


Let's be clear what Confucianism is first. According to Confucianism is the system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by Confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, reverence for parents, and harmony in thought and conduct.

Con has not stated a clear argument. Con has not given more information to reinforce his "argument". However, for the sake of a rebuttal I'll work with what he has given me.

Con says : It is bad.

This is wrong because Confucianism has five virtues.
The first virtue is Ren, which is humaneness; Humaneness can be defined as the quality of compassion for others, which can include both people and animals. Three of the key concepts of Ren are love, mercy, and humanity.
The second virtue is Yi. Yi means honesty and righteousness.
The third virtue is Li, which means propriety and correct behavior.
The fourth virtue is Zhi, which stands for wisdom or knowledge.
The fifth virtue is Xin, which stands for fidelity and sincerity.

Con says : people take advantages of you

How can this be? You are taught compassion for others. Ren is a key concept of love, mercy and humanity.

Con says : no rules

Confucius himself is credited as saying that the two main principles of his philosophy were r"n 仁 "selflessness" and y" 義 "righteousness."
Zi Gong asked: "Is there a single concept that we can take as a guide for the actions of our whole life?"
Confucius said, "What about "fairness (yielding)"? What you don't like done to yourself, don't do to others."

These are guidelines which one are instructed to live by.

Sources : The Analects
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Posted by LuciferWept 1 year ago
What? What is your argument?
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