For thousands of years, people have questioned whether or not man is born good, or born evil. Confucians tackled this age-old question, and provided what some call a “broad” or “vague” explanation. The idea of Confucianism, which was the official state religion of China for over two thousand years, was founded by Confucius. Since his answer was so vague and indirect, Confucians took it three different ways. One of the three is the belief that humans are born good, and with the proper training, can become “perfect”. The second is the humans are born morally neutral and learn to become either good or evil. The final belief is that humans, with strict discipline, are taught to be good, despite their natural inclinations.