Top Five Truths
Develop a list of what you consider to be the Top Five Truths (TFTs) from your readings of the textbook and instructor notes for each Chinese Religion of Confucianism and Taoism (that’s means a total of 10!). Your truths need to be:
Numbered 1-5 (For each religion of Confucianism and Taoism)
Written in complete sentences
Substantive in nature. By substantive, I mean choose truths that best define and describe the religion you are studying. There are many things from which you can select but they should relate, in one way or another, to the aforementioned major doctrines focusing on God, Man, Sin and Salvation/Liberation. MY best students will always write 3-5 sentences PER truth. Expand, elaborate and illustrate these top five truths!
Don’t copy straight out of the textbook. Put these truths in your own words.
H.O.T Reflection Question
H = Higher; O = Order; T = Thinking.
This is a question that requires some reflection and thought, some analysis and some synthesis that is to be based on your knowledge of the topic. In 75-100 words (must be in complete sentences), answer the following question:
China claims that its residents are free to worship, but many religious practices are prohibited. Watch the following video (3:22) by Now This.
Why do you think China fears religion? Referencing the ideals of Confucianism and Taoism, what would you tell the Chinese government are the benefits of allowing citizens to practice such religious beliefs? Think about how it can create a better society and citizen.