May 29, 2009

3 different type of christians in this country

1. Believe in Jesus Christ in great piety. They are all nice poeple. However, I can hardly call them intelligent because all they do in their life is just follow Scripture. This type of christians take most portion of whole christian population.

2. In search of power over others. They are not honest type of people and usually quite smart about manipulating others. They are small portion among christian population.

3. Believe in God and also intelligent. They usually grew up in religious environment and well educated but somehow, they never doubt anything about Bible. They are also only small portion among whole christian population.

4. Believe in God also intelligent. They grew up in religious environment but somehow, they have a nature of questioning things. So this type of people don't take Bible literally but they still hold faith as inspiration.

Wait, did I just say "3 different type of Christians..?" Well, the last one I don't really count them as Christian.

What do you think my analysis?

Are all communists evils?

I think they all are human. However, about all the disasters happened under the rule of communist party, I personally believe that we cannot blame them only to a single political party.
China was a feudal empire with long history. Along over 2 thousand years, Confucianism, both as a philosophy and political idea, successfully controlled Chinese people's minds. The core of Confucianism is its strict moral doctrines set for relationship within family members and social roles. These well established principles did hugh contribution for the feudalist monocracy. Thus the individualism could never take place in China. I believe that under this cultural background, individuals would take any opportunities to explode their oppressed ego, thus man-made disasters occur time to time, and the terrible events happened under communist government were just a continuation of the consequence of this extreme "collectivism".

May 28, 2009

My favorite apothegm:

Is God a mistake of human, or human a mistake of God?
I forgot who said this.

May 27, 2009

Why there are so many"techniques" about sex in Taoism?

Unlike any other Chinese ancient philosophy, Taoism teaches many techniques about sexual practice. By my understanding, this is because Taoism focuses mostly on human's physical health. Ok, don't get me wrong, it is not that Taoists don't care about spiritual matter, but they believe that physical health is the fundation of our mental health.
Well, did Lao zhi really said that? I am not sure... but this is how I understand Tao.
By the way, I am personally not so crazy about this part of Taoism. I think if you exercise often and eat well, you will have awesome sex!

Question about China: #1 Are Chinese people believers?

I think it depends on the definition of "believer". If "believer" means who believes only One God (monotheism), or believe lots of Gods (polytheism), I would say NO. There have never been such kind of religions existed in China. Or if there were some, they must be too weak to be influential. However, if the meaning of "religion" or "believer" in your dictionary is border than those I listed above (monotheism and polytheism), you may consider some of Chinese are "religious" because they believe or even practise Buddhism and Taoism. The former is closer to religion than later, by my opinion, due to its' more strict on its practices.
Even though there have not been any "serious" religions in Chinese history, there were some ancient myths about the creation of universe (Nüwa