Critical Thinking Paper: Buddhism

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Critical Thinking Paper: Buddhism Origin: How did humanity and the universe come into existence? When viewing humanity and the universe and how it comes into existence, in Buddhism, they believe “in the Universe rather than for any creator being or personal God” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2014. pg. 63). Unlike Christians, Buddhist do not teach nor believe that God is the creator of the universe. Christians look to God, Buddhist look to Buddha for direction and purpose. Buddhist also believe in evolution, which goes against the beliefs of Christians, who believe God is the creator of all. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1, KJV). Identity: What is the relationship between Humankind and animals? Buddhist are…show more content…
How they will be reincarnated depends on how they lived their life while they were living. To end this cycle of reincarnation one much reach a state of nirvana. “Nirvana is not a "place" like heaven, but it is a state of liberation from the bondage of this earthly life” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2014. pg. 69). . Christians believe, “Each of us has a different purpose, but we are to live by God’s word and spread his word of salvation” (Dunn, 2015, pg. 3). “Man 's value and purpose are seen in his or her ability to leave a positive impact on others and the world around them” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2014. pg. 68). Christians believe their purpose is to know and have a relationship with God and follow the…show more content…
114). Buddhist live by the concept of an ethical and moral path. Eightfold Noble Path is a basis for their morality and to stop desire and want. “The eight steps include right speech, right action, right awareness, right meditation, right understanding, and right thoughts” (Hindson and Caner, 2008, pg. 115). Buddhist believe following these steps will lead to perfection. Christians base their morality on The Ten Commandments. As Christians, we are born into sin. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16, KJV). Christians try to follow Gods Commandments and doing what is morally right under God’s

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