Similarities Between Buddhism and Christianity

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In present-day society, the globalization, briefly including economics, and culture, has become an unstoppable tendency. With its rapid development and cultural communication, some controversies have emerged. Religious conflicts are characteristic examples showing the detrimental influences of cultural globalization. It is generally acknowledged that Buddhism and Christianity are ancient and global religions; however, whether the belief in Buddhism is credible or not, has sparked spirited debate. The Christian believes the Buddha is a “shadow”, and he is not to be believed. Actually, there are some similarities in terms of histories, main figures, and beliefs between Buddhism and Christianity. In order to solve sources of conflict, the…show more content…
Siddhartha Gautama, playing a certain role of Buddhism, was a prince of Nepal before he became Buddha. After becoming the Buddha, he was respectfully called the spiritual teacher, and he was revered to be the reincarnation of Buddha. In contrast, Jesus was born in Nazareth Palestine, and he was believed to be the son of God; in fact, he was believed to be the spiritual and physiologic incarnation of God. Similar with Siddhartha, Jesus was highly regarded as a teacher and healer; also, the birth of Jesus was deemed the beginning of the western standard of numbering years. In order to celebrate his birthday, people named it Charismas Day. By comparing two certain figures between Buddhism and Christianity, it is easily acknowledged that the figures of both religions really existed and both created a new time period respectively, which are the beginning of Buddhism and the Christian calendar. Furthermore, both of them used their knowledge and ideology to help people who suffered from their miseries. Because of their high positions and beneficial effects in each religion, the believer in religions should great esteem them and their beliefs.
More importantly, the main beliefs in both religions have points in common. Buddhism and Christianity teach people and help them to escape the sufferings, and both of them
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