Christianity And Buddhism : The Pursuit Of Truths And System Of Values

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The pursuit of truths, roads to satisfaction, and the system of values are different goals that people want to aspire to achieve. Religions offer alternative routes to achieve these goals. While there is an abundance of knowledge one can inherit from dissimilar religious groups, it is erroneous for one to assume that separate religions contain the same implications for their followers, and this is certainly the case for Christianity and Buddhism. In fact, an interreligious practice within Christianity and Buddhism cannot be implemented logically, for it breaks fundamental laws from both religions, and therefore this practice is a paradox created by its own title, a “Christian-Buddhist”. While the parameters of each religion goes beyond a rudimentary definition, and can only be truly understood by experience alone, it is still important that each religion is put under the microscope of criticism to be challenged by an outside point-of-view. Within the scope of Christianity there are significant aspects that must be understood before diving into the practice of Buddhism. Christianity is one of the three extensions of the Semitic religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Moslem. What links these three religions together is their common trace back to Abraham. Abraham is believed to be the Father of the Jewish Nation in which God had blessed. From this, Moslems believe that Muhammed is a descendant of Ishmael, a son of Abraham and his Egyptian handmaiden, Hagar. Muhammed is a key
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