– Taoism and Confucianism: How Do They Compare? (Discussion Post)

After reading over the lessons and chapters for this week and answering your journal questions, you should be developing an understanding of Taoism and Confucianism and the characteristics that they share, as well as how they are distinct. In this week’s discussion forum, you will discuss these similarities and differences to help you distinguish these two ancient religions. Refer to page numbers in your textbook or other materials we have covered this week when writing your entry. Remember to appropriately cite any outside sources you choose to use.

1. Your initial entry: 

Based on your exploration of both Taoism and Confucianism, how are these two faiths similar? And what makes them distinct?

Optional resource: Consider making a Venn Diagram to help you consider how Taoism and confucianism overlap in similarity and how they are distanct. You can click this link to a quick tutorial on how to make a simple Venn Diagram. *Fun fact: Concept mapping and organizing your notes into maps, charts, or other helpful formats helps you understand and remember the material you are studying! This is a technique you can use in any of your classes.