Confucianism’s Progressive Respect*

Confucianism

Confucianism is not a philosophy, not a social system, not a Way, but a religion at whose center is an all-powerful, loving God who engendered an order-seeking universe. This godly force is symbolized by the character Tien, which is often translated as “Heaven.”  Confucius sought to translate the law of God into the law of […]

Irreverence is Worth Dying For, Vargas Llosa

   I recently attended a lecture by Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa. He spoke about how the world is getting to be a better place, slowly. One of the reasons for this is the gradual spread of freedom.  Although he only mentioned the shootings at Charlie Hebdo briefly, he said something that has stayed […]