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RELIGION AND WORLDVIEW
ASSIGNMENT # 4
GARY APARICIO
STUDENT ID: 506201
10/07/13
INTRO TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
VANGUARD UNIVERSITY
FALL 2013
PROFESSOR ADAM AYERS

“Religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. Many religions have narratives, symbols, and sacred histories that are intended to explain the meaning of life and/or to explain the origin of life or the Universe. From their beliefs about the cosmos and human nature, people derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle. According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world.” (Wikipedia.)
Unlike some other cultures where a single religion is dominant; Korean culture has a wide variety elements of religion that have shaped the way people behave and think. When I asked Dr Ong if they are different kinds of Spiritual forces in life. Dr Ong replied that he does not believe in any spirits, ancestors, divine beings, curses, karma or magic. He claims to believe in Science. Dr Ong mentioned that he believes that we live in a primarily natural world not a supernatural one just like many others think. He said “ 1 plus one equals to two not to three”. He also mentioned believing that in life you give what you get. If you work/study hard you will go further than if you don’t. After doing some research, I realize that Dr Ong is influenced in Confucionism. Many Koreans don’t realize that they are part of Confucionism. Unlike other religions, Confucionism is a religion without a god.The central virtue of Confucian ethics it's either, good government, social success, scholarship or human-heartedness. Confucianism does not believe in afterlife. Confucianism focuses on life on Earth.
Confucians are certain that a person should follow and respect their elders; Moreover, they believe…...

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