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Department
Classical Civilization
Course
CLCV 1002
Professor
C L C V
Semester
Winter

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RELI 2372 A March 15 2012 The class needs another note taker email them if interested She will continue to post lecture notes on WebCT for us The second part she hopes to watch todayThe discussion board the board is there to discuss the course content post questions Its an academic discussionThere is a summer study program in India at U of O it looks a Jainism If youre interested let her know not through WebCT Chinese religions In general Chinese religions reflect four strands of influence Ancient indigenous beliefs spirits triple world of hell earth and Jade emperor the three great religious traditions of china Confucianism Buddhism and DaoismConfucianism interest in right and wrong the proper way Daoism interest in mystical way of nature dao magic inherent in nature of things Buddhism karma cause and effect merit and demerit Non exclusivity people can be all at the same time in general religion is not what you believe but what you doOrthopraxy vs orthodoxy Its hard to imagine being two at the same time but eastern traditions emphasize the actions rather than the beliefs you have What is expected out of religious practice is a practical positive effect It will get betterChinese approach is practical its a reciprocal relationship between people and the deities If the people fulfill obligations offering and worship and the god does not fulfill his there is no point continuing the relationship VideoTaiwan 17 mill Taipei capital The most beautiful island They may be all 3 religions at once The beginning is undifferentiated potential the chaos from which sprung the yin and yang They spread to the four corners and brought balance Good and evil are not opposites a balance of yin and yang is good an imbalance if evilEarth gods birthday Start with gods of the people shrine under a tree on a hill by a river All the gods are organized in hierarchy the jade emperor at top and other gods are specific to that village If he does not do his job properly a man of the town can dismiss him You worship them as long as they do their partModern medicine is alongside old medicine the balance of yin and yang in the medicine will bring balance in the bodyPerhaps we define a religion that makes us unable to see religion in china
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