Li: ritual, propriety, etiquette. Hsiao: love within the family (parents for children and children for parents. Yi: righteousness--the noblest way to act in a situation. Xin: honesty and trustworthiness. Jen: benevolence, humaneness towards others. Chung: loyalty to the state and authority. --Confucius (Kong Fuzi)

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I believe the past is relevant, sometimes more than others of course. In most cases we are seeing history being repeated, so it is most relevant.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Could it be any simpler than this?

by Glenn Littrell


“Religion” is a complicated invention of man. Man’s need to find a complicated explanation for simple things, a need to organize and structure a belief system that explains, regiments, and codifies behavior and beliefs. By fabricating complicated explanations for the simple we not only create a system of controlling our own behavior, but also create a system for controlling, or oppressing, the behavior of others, and in the end we also codify, define and demand our expectations of God. God’s expectations of us are set forth in the above quotes. Our expectations of him are summed up in two testaments and 2000 years of deviation from the above quotes.

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