In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led some Chinese students in Cornell University to take up the question of reforming the Chinese language.
But I wish to point out that it is entirely wrong to say that the Chinese are not religious.
Confucius was a humanist and an agnostic.
In such diffused changes of culture two factors are necessary: contact and understanding.
All the windows of my heart I open to the day.
What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another; and what is despised or rejected by one cultural group, may in a different environment become the cornerstone for a great edifice of strange grandeur and beauty.
From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds.
Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.
You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought.
Practically all the prominent leaders of thought in China today are openly agnostics and even atheists.