Essay on Christianity and Buddhism Differences

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Task one:
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CHRISTIANITY

Main Rituals:

The sacraments are the main rituals, the connections between the sacraments with Catholicism and Orthodox are, Baptism, Holy Eucharist, Matrimony, Holy orders, Extreme unction and Reconciliation. Many of the sacraments are ignored by the Anglican Church however, Baptism and the Holy Eucharist is widely encouraged.

Sacred Texts:

The Sacred text of Christianity is the HOLY BIBLE, and this comprises of the old testament, Jewish scriptures and the new testament from Jesus`s birth to his death which had his teachings and writings within it. The HOLY BIBLE has the original texts from over 1500 years, including that new writings have been discovered this century; we haven’t published those an example
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Commandments:

I.     Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
II.     Thou shalt not make no thee any graven image.
III.     Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy GOD in vain.
IV.     Remember the Sabbath day, to maintain its holiness.
V.     Honour thy father and thy mother.
VI.     Thou shalt not kill.
VII.     Thou shall not commit adultery.
VIII.     Thous shalt not steal.
IX.     Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
X.     Thou shalt not steal anything that is thy neighbours.

BUDDHISM
Main Rituals:
Main practice throughout Buddhism is Meditation, the practice of possessing inner peace through finding in ones self. Most types of meditation depend mostly on the local cultural traditions.

Sacred Texts:
These sacred texts in Buddhism are the Tripikata (3 Baskets) or under another name of The Pali Canon, these are writings based on the teachings of Buddha and are only accepted as a guide by the Theravada Buddhists, whom do not accept any other writings.

Sacred Time:
The most important time for Buddhism is the Vesak, which is the 1st Full Moon of the
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