沙神父:
为何传统的儒家思想与天主教格格不入?


Unlike the few open minded scholars who converted to Catholicism, many Confucians were very conservative. They soon criticized the jesuits teachings. They agreed with Gods ten commandments starting with the 4th commandment: "Honour your father and your mother", but they found the 3 first commandments obscure and useless. Why should men love God above all things even above the parents and the Emperor?

Such a faith would run against filial piety (xiao). And why should men pardon offenses?

A man loyal to his family and his country as to revenge when they are offended. Catholic confession is scandalous: it leaves criminals unpunished. Worse, it leads women to come out and speaks secretely to a man, a foreigner

Catholic sacraments are not better than the rituals practiced in subversive worships. Catholicism is an evil cult, a "xiejiao", because lacking in filial piety "buxiao"