The Foundations of Asian Religions
This essay discusses harmony and competition among the various religions indigenous to Asia.
The paper examines the common roots and beliefs of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, etc., and examines how competition for believers strengthened each religion. The author looks at how Asia has been remarkably free of internecine religious warfare that has plagued other regions.
“Asia is a land of varied cultural traditions and spiritual beliefs. These foundations form the basis of Asian social life. Asia has been home to many popular religions and a place known for the acceptance of new religious ideas. This explains why it’s such a place of mixed culture and religion. People such as the Chinese, Indo-Europeans, and the Semites all meet and exchange ideas in Asia. ”