Similarities Between Christianity And Buddhism

807 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
Religion is always a hot topic for debate and is also discussed among social groups. More than likely each person present has their own perception of what religion should be. But who 's to say what is right and what is wrong? It doesn’t seem like a matter of who is right or wrong, but what suits someone the best. To help with that aspect its best to compare religions to determine which views are acceptable and which ones are not suitable by specific preferences. The following is a comparison between Christianity and Buddhism.
Buddhism and Christianity are both religions that have a substantial history and millions of dedicated followers throughout the world. In some ways, the two religions are similar, being based largely on the teachings of a single man; Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha in the case of Buddhism, and The Lord Jesus Christ in the case of Christianity. On the other hand there are various differences between these two religions. In the Christian worldview, God created all things in six days and on the seventh day he rested because in that moment he witnessed all things were good. Whereas in Buddhism, before Siddhartha Gautama was able to achieve the nirvana state and become “Buddha.” Neither Buddha nor Jesus Christ wrote down their teachings. Furthermore, both stories begin with stories that was translated many years after they left this world which shaped both religions. But Christianity begins with the creation of all living things, including humans, and…
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