The Danger, Necessity and Middle Line of Reestablishing Confucianism as a Religion

Modern Philosophy 1:102-109 (2007)
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Confucianism as the Western sense of religion, and trying to establish Confucian groups would cause dangerous Confucian. However, in today's cultural situation, they do need to rebuild the original sense of Confucianism, which is in accordance with Confucian or Confucian "human life" and "Family sources' characteristics, to construct Confucianism. Therefore, efforts to make the reality of the Confucian revival, only the line onto the line and down the road is difficult or not enough, also need to consider the Bank of China routes, namely the establishment of Confucianism, DC, in the cultural diversity of pattern so that the natural vitality of the Confucian revival. Taking Confucianism as a religion in western sense and accordingly trying to establish a Confucian religion would involve Confucianism into certain danger. However, facing the cruel cultural situation nowadays, there is a genuine need of setting up or restoring religious Confucianism in accord to the essential feature of the Confucianism, ie, taking factual human life and parental-children relation as its origin. In this light, merely assuming "upgoing line" and "down line" , is either infeasible or insufficient. A middle line should be seriously considered, ie, to establish a Confucian special region and thence let the natural vitality of Confucianism be retrieved in such a cultural diversification

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