Further Deviation From Parent Religion

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Maurice Goodloe
Professor Welsh
World Religions
December 6, 2015
Further Deviation from Parent Religion
In the quest to better understand world religions, we find that many religions are very similar to others and can even be called an off branch of a parent religion. Buddhism and Hinduism both have their origins in India and believe in Buddha, the prophet of Buddhism. Hindus even consider Buddha to be one of ten reincarnations of Vishnu, however, there are still a few fundamental differences between the religions. Buddhism and Christianity both emerged from existing religious systems, but it is Buddhism that became more of a departure. This is because of the fact that it changes the ethics of religion in comparison to Hinduism. Christianity to me is closer to Judaism because it contains most of the strong beliefs of Judaism, the only real difference is the belief that Jesus is the Messiah. In this prompt I will attempt to uncover weather Buddhism or Christianity has deviated further away from its parent religion of Hinduism or Judaism.
Hindus believe the earth was created by the Gods in the beginning of time, whereas Buddhists believe the earth was created with man’s desire to produce many beings from his body and from his thoughts created the earth and everything in it. Buddha was born into a Hindu family, just as Christ was born into a Jewish family. Hinduism accepts the Buddha as an incarnation of Vishnu and some people still argue that Buddhism is an offshoot of

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