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Compare and Contrast Buddhism and Christianity

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Quang Tran

on 8 April 2011

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Buddhism Christianity Christianity came from the ministry of Jesus and in 392 Christinity became an official religion Buddhism started around 563 B.C. It was started by a prince named Siddhartha Gautama Prince Siddhartha Gautama
was the Prophet of Buddhism Jesus Christ WAS the most well known Prophet of christianity. The key belief of this religion is that there is only one God and that he created the universe and cares for it. People who worship Buddhism
follow the Four Noble Truths and
Buddha's Eightfold Path The holy book of Buddhism is
called Tipitaka The holy book of christianity is the bible The place of worship for christianity is a Church which was considered to be the house of God. Buddhist people worship in the
buddhist temples called Wats. Monks lead their prayers. Leaders of christianity were called pastors, priests, and bishops. The symbol of christianity is a cross The most important festivals or holidays of christianity are christmas for jesus christ's birth and Easter for Jesus's return from the dead There are thought to be over 2.1 billion people in the world that practice Christianity. "A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."
C.S. Lewis Buddhism has 2 leaders today.
Buddha himself and Dalai and
Panchen Lama An important symbol in Buddhism is the Lotus or wheel Parinirvana is an important holiday. It marks Buddha's death About 376 million people practice
Buddhism (2011) Buddha said that "Our life is shaped by our mind;
we become what we think." There was a split between the
Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches that changed christianity to different branches. Compare and contrast Compare Contrast Both religions believe in one god.

Both Religions have a place to worship Many people practice the religion Both have two different branches They both have festivals or holidays
about their prophets or Messengers They have different ways of how to live. They have different ways to worship They have different symbols They have different colors of people They have different types of holidays Parinirvana Christmas Lotus (wheel) Christian Cross
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