They have greatly influenced the culture of the Chinese people as well as their world view. The connection between the two religions has influenced many people over time. It can also be said that when the principles of both philosophies are put together, the outcome is a well-rounded person.
Hamid is an Egyptian scholar and author opposed to Islam fundamentalism. I was born a Muslim and lived all my life as a follower of Islam. After the barbaric terrorist attacks done by the hands of my fellow Muslims everywhere on this globe, and after the too many violent acts by Islamists in many parts of the world, I feel responsible as a Muslim and as a human being, to speak out and tell the truth to protect the world and Muslims as well from a coming catastrophe and war of civilizations.
I have to admit that our current Islamic teaching creates violence and hatred toward Non-Muslims.
We Muslims are the ones who need to change. Until now we have accepted polygamy, the beating of women by men, and killing those who convert from Islam to other religions. We have never had a clear and strong stand against the concept of slavery or wars, to spread our religion and to subjugate others to Islam and force them to pay a humiliating tax called Jizia.
We ask others to respect our religion while all the time we curse non-Muslims loudly in Arabic in our Friday prayers in the Mosques. What message do we convey to our children when we call the Jews "Descendants of the pigs and monkeys".
Is this a message of love and peace, or a message of hate? I have been into churches and synagogues where they were praying for Muslims.
While all the time we curse them, and teach our generations to call them infidels, and to hate them. Till now our 'reputable' top religious authorities have never issued a Fatwa or religious statement to proclaim Bin Laden as an apostate, while an author, like Rushdie, was declared an apostate who should be killed according to Islamic Shariia law just for writing a book criticizing Islam.
Muslims demonstrated to get more religious rights as we did in France to stop the ban on the Hejab Head Scarfwhile we did not demonstrate with such passion and in such numbers against the terrorist murders. It is our absolute silence against the terrorists that gives the energy to these terrorists to continue doing their evil acts.
As a matter of honesty, Israel is the only light of democracy, civilization, and human rights in the whole Middle East. We kicked out the Jews with no compensation or mercy from most of the Arab countries to make them "Jews-Free countries" while Israel accepted more than a million Arabs to live there, have its nationality, and enjoy their rights as human beings.
I agree that the 'Palestinians' suffer, but they suffer because of their corrupt leaders and not because of Israel. It is not common to see Arabs who live in Israel leaving to live in the Arab world. On the other hand, we used to see thousands of Palestinians going to work with happiness in Israelits 'enemy'.
If Israel treats Arabs badly as some people claim, surely we would have seen the opposite happening. We Muslims need to admit our problems and face them.Essay about Taoism: Taoism and Tai Chi.
April 23 Taoism The Basics Taoism is sometimes spelt Daoism and and is pronounced that way (daoism). Tao means “path” or “the way”. Tai Chi is the main exercise. The Beginnings Exact history not known. Legend has it that Lao-Tzu founded it around bce. Started as a philosophical belief. Feb 18, · Confucianism, the Western name for the Chinese religious practice of Ju-chia, or the religion of "K'ung the Master," is an extension of the teachings of Taoism and has long been a major influence in Eastern life and philosophy, especially in China.
The Connection between Confucianism and Taoism Confucianism and Taoism are some of the major religions in China. They have greatly influenced the culture of the Chinese people as well as their world view.
The connection between the two religions has influenced many people over time. Confucianism and Taoism are more complimentary than contradictory. They have been a great part of the Chinese mind and culture, that a person is not complete if he has one but without the other. References: Capra, Fritjof.
(). The Tao of Physics: Chinese Thought, Confucianism and Taoism. In philosophy, idealism is the group of metaphysical philosophies that assert that reality, or reality as humans can know it, is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial. Epistemologically, idealism manifests as a skepticism about the possibility of knowing any mind-independent thing.
In contrast to materialism, idealism asserts the primacy of consciousness as the. Jixiang Huang Compare and Contrast Essay Although Confucianism and Daoism were both developed during the era of the Warring states in China and both were practiced by most officials in the government at the same time, Confucianism and Daoism were developed for different reasons and addresses separate problems during the Warring states era.