June 25, 2012
Critical Thinking Assignment
The Question of Origin In Buddhism, they do not teach nor do they believe that there is an all-powerful God that created the universe. They look to Buddha, the religion’s founder, for a model of how to behave. In the Buddhist view, the universe is infinite in both time and space and the universe is created and destroyed over and over again in a process we call natural evolution.
The Question of Identity Buddhist considers all life to be sacred and/or spiritual in nature. They believe in reincarnation and a person’s spiritual future is based solely on one’s good or bad actions in this lifetime, also known as Karma.
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In both religions they have their own set of laws basically in order to obtain what that specific religion believes however, they have way different means of achieving that ultimate meaning and/or purpose.
The Question of Morality In both the Christian worldview and that of the Buddhist there is what is called the basic laws, in Christianity it is the Scripture and the Ten Commandments, whereas in Buddhism they have the Four Noble Truths, Eightfold Path, and Five Precepts. In my opinion they both seem to want to achieve the same things as far as living right and doing what is morally right but Christians do it to receive and live in the kingdom of God and the Buddhist do it simply to have a better form of reincarnation.
The Question of Destiny
Both Christianity and Buddhism believe that there is an after-life but in two completely different forms. Christianity believes that our soul/spirit goes to heaven or hell and that the Messiah will come back on Judgment day. They also believe that if you walk in the path of righteousness with in your walk with God you will have that seat in the Promised Land, whereas, in the Buddhist religion they believe in afterlife and that you come back as another being whether it be an animal or human species and they