Similarities And Differences And Beliefs Of Christianity And Buddhism

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Introduction: Christianity and Buddhism have many similarities and differences. They both believe in god and have different ways that god punishes and praises them. Christianity is older than Buddhism and is more popular but Buddhism is more popular in certain countries such as Asian countries like japan and many more. They both do many similar practices but they believe in different things.

God: God in Christianity is the eternal being who created and preserves all things. Christians believe God to be both wholly independent of, and removed from, the material universe and involved in the world. Early Christian views of God were expressed in the Pauline Epistles and the early creeds, which proclaimed one God and the divinity of Jesus, almost in the same breath as in 1. Christian teachings of the immanence and involvement of God and his love for humanity exclude the belief that God is of the same substance as the created universe but accept that God's divine Nature was hypostatically united to human nature in the person of Jesus Christ, in an event known as the Incarnation. Buddhists seek to reach a state of nirvana, following the path of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, who went on a quest for Enlightenment around the sixth century BC. There is no belief in a personal god. Buddhists believe that nothing is fixed or permanent and that change is always possible that is why they don’t believe in a God.

Origins: Christianity originated in Roman occupied Jerusalem, a

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