Comparing 3 Major Religions

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Comparing and Contrasting Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism.

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  • Buddha did not believe in life after death. He clearly stated that we cannot know so therefore it is not something one should discuss, and it is not part of the path of enlightenment. It is important to use real primary sources, not simplistic websites.
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Comparing 3 Major Religions

  1. 1. Comparing/Contrasting Islam, Buddhism and Christianity By: Jacob Lewis
  2. 2. Islam <ul><li>God is one and indivisible. </li></ul><ul><li>Believe Adam was free from all sin, and a prophet. </li></ul><ul><li>Holy book is the Qur’an. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Buddhism <ul><li>No deity believed in. </li></ul><ul><li>Belief in karma and reincarnation. </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhism does not deal with the beginning or end of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhism Religious text deals only with the insights of Buddha won by his strength and will after comprehending the nature of truth. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Christianity <ul><li>Holy trinity: The father, the son, and the holy spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Believe Jesus is the Son of God. </li></ul><ul><li>Main holy book is the Bible. </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation is given as long as one accepts Jesus Christ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Similarities between Christianity and Buddhism <ul><li>Love for all People. </li></ul><ul><li>The Golden Rule used as basis for religion, do unto others as you would like to have done to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Have the same methods of worship, ringing of bells, erection of towers, rosemary and incense. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Similarities between Christianity and Islam <ul><li>Both have holy books, the Qur’an (Islam) and the Bible (Christianity). </li></ul><ul><li>Both consider Jesus to be born by Virgin Conception. </li></ul><ul><li>Both believe Jesus ascended into Heaven. </li></ul><ul><li>Monotheistic Religions. </li></ul><ul><li>Belief in heaven and hell. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Similarities between Buddhism and Islam <ul><li>Have to work to earn salvation. </li></ul><ul><li>Creationists- Believe that the world is separate from god. </li></ul><ul><li>Preach an equality of all beings. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Similarities between all 3 <ul><li>Life after Death. </li></ul><ul><li>All 3 had a main preacher, Jesus (Christianity), Muhammad (Islam), and Gautama Buddha (Buddhism). </li></ul><ul><li>All have a set of morals by which to live by. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>&quot;Buddhism & Christianity,Comparitive Study of Buddhism & Christianity,Compare Contrast Buddhism & Christianity.&quot; Buddhist Tourism,Travel Buddhist Sites,Buddhist Tourism in India, Japan, Tibet, China . Web. 11 Oct. 2009. <http://www.buddhist-tourism.com/buddhism/religion/buddhism-christianity.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Comparing and contrasting Christianity and Islam.&quot; ReligiousTolerance.org by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance . Web. 11 Oct. 2009. <http://www.religioustolerance.org/comp_isl_chr.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Comparing Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam 宗教比較-佛教,基督教,回教.&quot; &#35029 &#37117 &#36562- Yutopian Chinese Culture Page (中國文化網頁) . Web. 11 Oct. 2009. <http://www.yutopian.com/religion/compare>. </li></ul>

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