Ok awesome so Iconodule does it teach anything much different to say Greek Philosophy? Also what is there concept of Heaven and God/God's?Niko,
The Chinese imperial dynasties of 1500-250 BC had a concept of the Supreme Deity or Highest Lord (Shang Di), as well as a concept of Heaven, Tien. This belief dates from the earliest recorded period of Chinese history, which those two dynasties compose. There is a similarity in that I think the Greeks had a concept of destiny or the power of the gods in heaven or on Mt Olympus governing peoples' lives.
See my entry citing Orthodox sources on the nature of Shang Di and its comparison to the Christian concept of God:
Ancient Monotheisms & Trinitiarianisms: An, Ra, Yahweh, Shang Ti, Brahman, etc.
Some similarities are that they sacrificed to the Supreme Deity and that they did not have idols of the Supreme Deity. The emperor was seen as having a special relationship to the Supreme deity as a son of heaven. This has a similarity to words about David or the Davidic Messiah in the Old Testament, with words like: "I will be as a father to him (the Davidic ruler)".
Notice how 1 Chronicles 28:6 says:
"He said to me, 'Your son Solomon is the one who shall build My house and My courts; for I have chosen him to be a son to Me, and I will be a father to him."
One major difference is that the ancient Chinese until the 4th century or so occasionally performed human sacrifice, like burying servants with their deceased masters. Another difference is that the Chinese ALSO believed in various lesser spirits or gods, or ancestors, not just the Supreme God. However, there is also a theory that since the border sacrifice was also performed on top of a three-layer altar, therefore there are three categories of beings, with the Supreme God and Heaven occupying the highest layer, putting him a category quite different than lesser beings who are not really gods like God, but rather are really "spirits". Thus some Sinologists especially with a Christian leaning interpret Chinese religion as actually monotheistic.