Buddhism and Christianity are different religions. Both have numerous similarities as well as differences that one might find really interesting to look at in details. These two religions have certain beliefs, values and traditions which are really compatible. On the other hand, some of these values, beliefs and traditional practices are quite contradicting and conflicting. This makes the study of these two religions an inevitable and pleasurable task. Theology historians have raised adequate concerns and issues relating to connections between Buddhism and Christianity. They claim that there is strong comparability between the characters of Jesus and Buddha, especially their lives and teachings.
...tled in Italy and Judea. Many Roman rulers persecuted Christians, under Diocletian they weren’t even considered human, and outlawed from the Roman Empire. Diocletian claimed Christians as reprehensible for the fall of the Roman Empire. When Diocletian retired, Constantine took power and legalized Christianity, then became one himself. Christianity remained perennial even after the Empire fell because once it became widely accepted, due to its teachings on equality, forgiveness, and eternal happiness, many people enjoyed the idea that Jesus accepted sinners, and forgive them for their actions. This led many people to switch from polytheism to monotheism. Many people switched because they no longer believed in relying on pleasing the Gods to make their lives happier, but to figure out to make it better on their own. Christianity gave followers a sense of community.
That is why Christianity appealed to so many throughout the course of history, there are no boundaries or barriers preventing any certain person or social class from achieving spiritual salvation. Christianity also gives the Bible to its followers and Christ was a real and present figure at the beginning of Christianity’s meteoric rise and there are accounts of his teachings in the New Testament. (Rogers 147) Romans also worshiped several gods including Nature Gods and a priesthood that would for see the future by reading animal entrails and interpreting omens. In early parts of Roman State religion they worshiped the emperor and sacrificed animals, which in turn the citizens were not invested into their kingdoms official religion and mainly used this as a symbol of support for the government. (Rogers 144) In contrast, the Christian society believed in universal monotheism, only worshiping Yahweh, as stated in the Ten Commandments, and following the teachings of Jesus Christ throughout his times of teaching amongst the people. Also Christianity focused on your own personal relationship with God and your own spiritual
One reason,is that Christianity has 10 laws the Ten Commandments. These are ten laws in Christianity to follow in this religion.If you don’t follow the Ten Commandments you must repent.For what you did and your sin. You must follow the Ten Commandments you must follow the law.
Comparing Christianity and Buddhism
Two religions, both very different and both very similar. Siddhartha Guatama also known as Buddha ("Enlightened One") was the founder and probably the most influential person of Buddhism. He sat under a fig tree for 49 days to think and contemplate his thoughts. Buddhism was started around 600 B.C. Jesus is believed to be the Son of God in the Christian religion. He was also the most influential person of Christianity.
Mystical Quest is a way of being religious in which many of the adherents apply a form of meditation. The meditation usually includes a specific set of practices that have been found to make one more aware of all that is going on around them as well as inside, both physically and mentally. The religious part of the practices brings in the aspects of ‘ultimate reality’ with which the participants are familiar (Cannon 22-3). This practice is for the purpose of bringing those who practice it into a particularly close experience of ‘ultimate reality.’ Most believe that the experiences one has are not going to be constantly or consistently direct experiences of ‘the divine.’
People who come from different areas may have same cultures and language while people who come from different countries may eat different food. However, people who live in the different places may have different religions. Two different religions that have a certain differences are the Buddhism and Christianity such as lifestyle, beliefs, and vies on universe. Although the Buddhism and Christianity could share similarities in some ways, the differences between them are more significant.
The origins of different religion often bare no similarities other than the existence of the people who perpetuated the founding ideas and theologies. Unsurprisingly, three of the oldest and some of the largest world religions practiced in the world are Hinduism, Christianity, and Buddhism. Each of these religions has a rich history that has touched people from all cultures and civilizations. As time has shown, both history and politics have been deeply influenced as a result of the developing of these religions. Likewise, as each evolved over centuries, they have taken on a certain framework, or set of beliefs and practices that are adhered to by its devotees. My feeling is that most people are looking for a core set of beliefs, or something that can give their life greater depth or direction. I also think that may have occurred since the human race became socialized,
There are several major world religions all with their own belief system. The oldest organized religion is Hinduism which began in the Bronze Age Indus Valley Civilization. Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world today. Buddhism which is rooted in Hinduism spread from India to China and Japan at the same time that a new world religion, Christianity, was developing within the Roman Empire. Christianity is the world’s largest religion today. There are several key similarities and differences between the belief systems of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity in regard to their development, their basic ideology, and how their specific ideology is expressed in the arts.
Interesting to note, that I am currently working in a Jewish organization and now every day I am learning about their culture and tradition, which when I think about it, Christianity is not that different. I believe the take away from this discussion is that even though we come from the various culture when you get