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Cultural Wednesday: Rape Culture & Tragedy

A lot of shit went down in Korea in the last week. Earlier, I posted about saving face in Asia and that point when it goes too far. 826 more words

Cultural Wednesdays

Precedence, Situational Virtue, Dementia

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows:

A serious question, in my view, is whether forgiveness or repentance precedes the other. If we can never forgive until the harm-doer repents and/or makes amends, then the harm-doer holds our feelings hostage and continues to do us harm. 216 more words


Confucius and the Cultural Revolution - 50 years on

Monday marked the 50th Anniversary since the start of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution. During this devastating period in China, immense cruelty was demonstrated between the country’s citizens, resulting in over 1.5 million deaths across the nation and over 36 million people suffering some form of political violence. 331 more words

Chinese Spirituality Brings Comfort in Stressful Times

Chinese spirituality reflects the huge size and variety of the country. It contains a heady mix of cultural practices, philosophies and religious beliefs like Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. 221 more words


Responding to Jay Forrest on the question of secular Buddhism

With all the talk about Buddhism being atheistic and being the most scientific religion out there, even being a science of the mind on its own (as David McMahan mentions in… 3,363 more words


Why was Hellenism replaced as the state ideology of the Roman Empire, but not Confucianism in China?

Lately, I’ve been reading the Classics of Confucianism which is something that got me thinking, why is it that Confucianism was never replaced as the state ideology of China, but Hellenism was by Christianity? 871 more words

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