Comparison of World Religions
- It started with the birth of Jesus Christ in C.E.
- There are 2 billion people worldwide
- Monotheistic (Jesus)
- God sent his son down to earth to forgive us for our sins
- 2014 years
- Christian Creation Story. Christians believe that God created the world and all living things.
- Seeking individuals and go out and spread the gospel
- God, preacher
- Most historians agree that Buddhism originated in northern India in the 5th century B.C.E. The tradition traces its origin to Siddhartha Gautama which was referred to as Buddha.
- They look to go for enlightenment
- 2,500 years
- The hero of our story is Prince Siddhartha, the Buddha-to-be, who lived more than 2,500 years ago. His father was the Rajah of the Sakya clan, King Suddhodana, and his mother was Queen Maha Maya. They lived in India, in a city called Kapilavatthu, in the foothills of the Himalayas.
- 300 million
- Lumbini, Mecca