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Confucianism and Christianity

            Confucianism emerged around the 6th to the 5th century BC from a man named Confucius. He went through a rather dim childhood with his father dying when he was three, but once he started learning, he found his passion. He was unable to share his ideas and therefore left the country, but came back in his late 60's after the word of how he had insight spread. He then began teaching and sharing his traditions and rituals. Jesus, like Confucius, shared his insight from God through his actions and words. Jesus began sharing the word of the Lord at an earlier age, but nonetheless both still spoke through their words about the traditions and rituals of a higher power. Therefore, Confucianism differs from Christianity through their leaders and teachings. .
             A leader, Confucius, founded Confucianism while the Son of God, Jesus, founded Christianity. Confucius never "claimed to be a god,"1 and therefore his teachings could be seen as false or manipulated. Jesus, on the other hand, spoke directly from God and spoke only the truth. Confucius' beliefs were worshipped as if he was a God after his death, but he never distinguished himself the same way Jesus did. Jesus was also seen as a savior to the people, but Confucius merely explained his insight and traditions through his followers and teachings. Although both taught to a numerous amount of followers, Jesus spoke through his actions designated by God rather than by his intellectual ability like Confucius. Therefore, because of their different titles and teachings, Confucius and Jesus contrast. .
             In addition, Confucianism' teachings are based on "The Analects, a collection of sayings made by Confucius' followers, and five books called The Five Classics,2" while Christianity is based upon the Bible. The Bible contains the Old and New Testament and has been worshipped by all Christians since created. Confucius' teachings were the Analects and Five Classics, which his followers wrote and attested for after his death.

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