Christianity vs Buddhism

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“Rivers, ponds, lakes, and streams—they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do—they all contain truths,” said by Muhammad Ali. Religion is the belief and reverence for a supernatural power and powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe (2003). The religions I’ve chose to compare and contrast would be non denomination/ Christianity and Buddhism. Each religion would be broken down by their religious belief, religious ritual, and religious experience. The definition of these religious things are: religious belief is a statement to which members of a particular religion adhere, religious ritual is a practice required or expected of members of a faith, and religious experience is the feeling or perception of being in direct contact with the ultimate reality, such as a divine being, or of being overcome with religious emotion (Schaefer). The knowledge of what non denomination actually meaning is vague. I didn’t even know what it meant for a long time until I actually looked up the definition. Non denomination is the restriction to or not being associated with a religious denomination. That means that the focus of your learning comes from many different religious denominations, but they focus on the same teaching. The basic groups that teaching come form would be Baptist, Catholic, and Christianity. My pastor is Catholic, but the group I focus myself is Christianity. Christianity/Christian is the professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life teaching of Jesus (2003). Know Buddhism is more knowledgeable across the world and meaning is simple and straight to the point. Buddhism is the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desir... ... middle of paper ... ...ww.religionfacts.com/christianity/holidays.htm> Buddhism n d The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language Fourth Edition 2003 Retrieved November 9 2013 from http//www.thefreedictionary.com/Buddhism Christian n d The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language Fourth Edition 2003 Retrieved November 9 2013 from http//www.thefreedictionary.com/Christian Non denomination n d The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language Fourth Edition 2003 Retrieved November 9 2013 from http //www.thefreedictionary.com/Non denomination Pettinger, Tejvan. "Differences Between Buddhism and Christianity." Oxford. www.biographyonline.net. 2nd Feb 2006 Schaefer, Richard T. Sociology Matters, 6th Ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 01 Jan. 2013. 228-232 Schreiner, Todd. "Buddhism and Christianity-Compare & Contrast." Todd Place. Web 09 Nov 2013. www.toddplace.net
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