by the way I never heard of Chinese deity as "supereme creator".
Well sorry to say this, but there are probably a lot of things you haven't heard. I've never heard of many things too. This cannot be a criteria for judging whether or not I am right.
It certainly isn't a Confucian invention. There are both religious Daoist and Buddhist elements in this.
From another thread I saw you wrote you have edited the Wikipedia entry majorly... But by the way Jade Emperor does not seem Buddhism invention.. More like Dao or Confucian.
And how could Jade Emperor be human being?
According to myths, the jade emperor was indeed a human being who rose to the heavenly court as its ruler as the reward after an extremely long period of Buddhist-type 修炼.
Hm... Isn't it "Tian" that is the earliest "deity"?
I think Tian and Di/Shangdi refer to the same Supereme Deity. "Di" was used earlier though.
That's because Buddhist philosophy thinks that the universe had no beginning in time. (Which by the way is an idea that is not supported by current scientific evidence) But actually in ancient Chinese myths the buddha had more authority than the jade emperor.
I've never heard anyone worshipping Buddha as "supereme creator of universe".
The two "novels" were made by "altering" the true stories.
Greatly altered, I would add.
never heard of this.
See for example http://www.newadvent...then/04223b.htm