Christianity And Buddhism Ethical Practices

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Alexandra Madar Term Paper 1 July 26, 2015 REL 3308 Christianity and Buddhism Ethical Practices Religion is not, especially in the societies that anthropologists study, an institution with sharp boundaries. The world that is known upon every individual is based among numerous religions that seek morality, spirituality, and good deed. In a way, religion allows one to achieve a sense of purity and to truly define the ground in which they stand upon. Every religion is based upon a specific foundation by which those who follow can develop individual characteristics and true principal. Many of the foundations that uphold religions are based upon historical analysis by which the religion itself was created, that in turn has helped mold the societal beliefs that we know today. Of the religions that have been showcased throughout this course, Buddhism and Christianity demonstrate the strong will that is held towards ethical practice and self-value. Buddhism, a religion founded in Asia, focuses primarily on the behavior and deeds, whereas Christianity, one of the most followed religions in the world, focuses more so on spiritual and moral character. To about three hundred million people living in this world, Buddhism is classified as the religion of choice. Over the course of a long history, Buddhism has grown into multiple forms ranging through religious rituals and worship, to the rejection of those same rituals and worship in favor of mediation. Founded by Siddhartha Gotama,

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