Christianity vs. Confucianism

Christianity
Confucianism

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Christianity

Confucianism

Practices Prayer, sacraments (some branches), worship in church, reading of the Bible, acts of charity, communion. Visit to temples to pay homage to Ti'en(God or Heaven), Confucius, and ancestors; To practice ('Jing zuo, ') or 'Quiet Sitting
Place of worship Church, chapel, cathedral, basilica, home bible study, personal dwellings. Temple.
Place of origin Roman province of Judea. China
Founder The Lord Jesus Christ. Kong Qiu (Confucius)
Goal of religion To love God and obey his commandments while creating a relationship with Jesus Christ and spreading the Gospel so that others may also be saved. To have a structured society.
Belief The Nicene Creed sums up Christian belief in the Holy Trinity. Confucianism is both a religion and a philosophy of China, and of Asia as a whole. It stresses human conduct over belief in God.
Use of statues and pictures In Catholic & Orthodox Churches. Permitted.
Literal Meaning Follower Of Christ. Disciple of Confucius.
Human Nature Man has inherited "original sin" from Adam. Mankind then is inherently evil and is in need of forgiveness of sin. By knowing right and wrong Christians choose their actions. Humans are a fallen, broken race in need of salvation and repair by God. Humans should respect those who are superior to them.
Scriptures The Holy Bible Analects of Confucius and Mencius; I Ching; Doctrine of Mean, etc.
View of the Buddha N/A. Buddha is followed by many Confucians.
Belief of God One God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. One God. Ancestors also worshipped, though.
Original Language(s) Aramaic, Greek, and Latin. Mandarin or Cantonese
Geographical distribution and predominance Europe, North and South America, and Australia and New Zealand. Asia.
Followers Christian (follwers of Christ) Confucianists
Goal of Philosophy Objective reality. Worship of God who created life, the universe, and is eternal. Christianity has its own philosophy, found in the the Bible. That philosophy is Salvation from sin, through the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Social Harmony.
Views on other religion Christianity is the True Faith. Sees no contraction in following more than one religion.
Views on the afterlife Eternity in Heaven or Hell; some believe in temporal suffering in Purgatory, before admittance into Heaven. To be worshipped by one's descendants and their families.
View of other Oriental religions N/A. Usually follows other Oriental religions, especially Taoism.
Holy days/Official Holidays The Lord's Day; Advent, Christmas; New Year, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, everyday is dedicated to a Saint. Chinese New Year, Teacher Day, Ancestor Day.
Offshoot religions Rastafarianism,Universalism, and Deism, and Masonry. Cao Dai.
View of other Dharmic religions N/A Confucianists usually follow Buddhism, which is a Dharmic religion.
Promised Holy one. Second Coming of Christ Coming of the Superior Man or Perfect Gentleman.
Names of God God, Gud, Gott, Deo, Dios. Jehovah, YHWH, Eli Elohim, Allah, (depending on language Christians are of every language and culture around the world) Ti'en, Shang Ti.
Use of statues, images some denominations regard It as forbidden and Idolatry. Anglicans and Lutherans allow pictures but forbid venerating them. Catholics encourage pictures and statues and venerate them. Orthodox encourage pictures and venerate them. Permitted.
Holy Days Christmas (celebration of the birth of Jesus), Good Friday (death of Jesus), Sunday (day of rest), Easter (resurrection of Jesus), Lent (Catholicism), saints' feast days. Chinese New Year, Teacher Day, Ancestor Day.
Branches Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant. Han Confucianism; Neo Confucianism; Contemporary Confucianism; Japanese Confucianism; Korean Confucianism; Vietnamese Confucianism; Boston Confucianism.
Original Languages Aramaic, Common (Koine) Greek, Hebrew. Mandarin or Cantonese
Virtue(s) in which religion is based upon Love. Respect

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