Buddhism And Christianity : The Ideals Of Social Structure And Society Of Their Era

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Buddhism and Christianity came about before 600 C.E. and reformed the ideals of social structure and society of their era. Both the Buddha and Christ taught during a large political collapse, focusing on the spirituality and morality of a person in society. These like monotheistic religious views both had a central doctrine but held different positions on how to acquire this truth. Buddhist and Christians teachings both challenged social norms by preaching equality among all both in gender and in statues. Buddhism and Christianity, before 600 C.E. similarly, influenced social structures by introducing social and gender equality, promoted classless beliefs systems, and an emphasis on compassion, in contrast, Christianity held political power and leadership, while Buddhism had no political authority. Both Siddhārtha Gautama and Jesus Christ faced unstable political and social authority in Shishunaga dynasty (684 BC- 424 BC) and again in the Roman Empire (31 BCE-476 CE). This strong hold on people such as high taxes and social inequality offered no area to escape the social formality of their times of collapsing empires. Thus many willingly converted into religious views of equality, an idea not formally known. Both Buddhist and Christian ideologies emphasized the idea that all are equal and united widely spread peoples under one culture. Which in turn caused many Buddhist followers to reject the caste system and many Christians to not own slaves. This was

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