The dominant view of the day, espoused by Realists and Legalists, was that strict law and statecraft were the bases of sound policy. Perhaps there is no single philosophy that can create a truly peaceful society. For example, he once asked a seven-year-old child to be his teacher, because the child knew something that he did not.
This also implies that its categorization as a religion must be considered.
He had faith in the cumulative power of culture. Perhaps there is no single philosophy that can create a truly peaceful society. Although since the revolution, the public ideology of the People's Republic has abandoned Confucian teachings, one can say that there is a continuity of form: like Confucianism before it, Maoism teaches a commitment to transforming the world by applying the lessons of a utopian ideology to the actions and institutions of everyday life.
However, the second point-of-view is that religion must be, in the very first instance, be transcendent, mystical and non-humanistic. Overall, Confucians believe that governments should place more emphasis on li and rely much less on penal punishment when they govern.