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  1. Introduction
  2. Augustine's discussion on sin and the remedies
  3. Sura 4 and the patriarchal order
  4. The Tale of Sympathy
  5. Conclusion

According to Goldin and Paul Confucianism tends to be more of an ethical system rather than a religion (2011). It is a philosophical system that was developed from the teachings and writings of Confucius. Confucius concentrated his works on how individuals behaved toward each other and had little attention towards matters such as sin, soul and salvation. Much is stressed on the significance of education, individual moral development and government based on morality as opposed to coercion. Through his works, he developed a system of government, justice and service that is termed as Confucianism. Confucius insisted that human beings, because of their nature, wish and desire to live in the company of the other people. Through the society, fullest development may be attained. According to Confucius, everyone in the society had a specific place and duties expected of him or her to fulfill. Confucius advised that if individuals knew what was expected of them, everyone would behave correctly (2011).

As human beings, we are related to each other in varying relationships. Through these relationships, we have obligations and duties. Moreover, these relationships enable us to maintain ethical standards so as to continue living in terms with the people surrounding us. For example, we are in a junior position when it comes to our parents and elders and in the senior position when it comes to our siblings and the younger generation. WE accord our juniors with concern and benevolence and the seniors with reverence.

[...] The first couple did not obey God's instructions. Augustine's explanation of the consequences of original sin and the need of the redeeming grace was developed in the struggle against Pelagian disciples and Pelagius, orality, for example, fornication. Augustine states that the apparent disobedience to the spirit by the flesh is one of the results of sin, punishment of the first couple's disobedience to God. Augustine believed that the final destinations of people's souls are hell and heaven. The remedial for sins is baptism and getting saved. [...]


[...] Through the society, fullest development may be attained. According to Confucius, everyone in the society had a specific place and duties expected of him or her to fulfill. Confucius advised that if individuals knew what was expected of them, everyone would behave correctly (2011). As human beings, we are related to each other in varying relationships. Through these relationships, we have obligations and duties. Moreover, these relationships enable us to maintain ethical standards so as to continue living in terms with the people surrounding us. [...]

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