REL 223 World Religions: East and West

REL 223 World Religions: East and West

Module 4 Discussion


Do you think people are basically good or bad, naturally? What effects, good or bad, does society have on individuals? Can you give examples to support your answers from your own experience and from your contemporary society? How do your answers align with what Confucius says?

Is Confucianism a “religion” according to our working definition? Does it have the four “C”s: Creed, Code, Cult and Community? Why or why not?

3. Do you think that the way they handle unemployment in Japan is good or bad (e.g., Reid 190, 193)? How do you see it as flowing from East Asian values? Would it be something viable, or even acceptable, in America? Why or why not?