Comparison of world religions

Hampton Warner

Buddhism

Historians agree that Buddhism was started in northern India by Buddha or the enlightened one. He set out to fix the suffering in the world through reaching nirvana


Buddha founded the religion


It is neither monotheistic or polytheistic because they never worshipped and gods


Some basic beliefs are that they reach happiness through disconnecting from worldly things. They reach nirvana through the eight fold path.


They are believed to have started in northern India


Buddhism has been around for about 2500 years


There is a story of a blind man and an elephant teaching about how everyone is equal and should not disagree


There are 362 billions followers of Buddhism


Buddhism was spread through a lot of support from the government and sending of missionaries to several places


They didn't have a single holy book only several holy texts


Buddhist monks were considered holy in ways and so were nuns


They worshipped inside of temples

Hinduism

It is a form of the religion the Arians created


It is believed that brahma the God of creation started the religion


Hinduism is polytheistic


They beloved that the soul never dies but is continually reborn. They could reach happiness through releasing their desire of earthly things


It was created in India exact location unknown


It was created about 4000 years ago and is the oldest religion known to man


Buddha was sitting in the woods and was approached by man and was being sworn at because of the peaceful look on his face and Buddha told him of the power of words


There are 820 million followers of Hinduism world wide


Hinduism was spread by merchants who had Brahmans following them who settled near civilizations spreading it through the trade system


They had several holy texts the same as Buddhism


Guru, Holy man, Brahmin priest


They would pray and worship inside of temples.

Christianity

Christianity developed out of Judaism


Jesus Christ founded Christianity


Chrisitianity was monotheistic


There is only one God who watches over everything. Jesus Christ was the son of god and died for your sins.


Christianity started about 2000 years ago in Judah


The Good Samaritan is a lesson on how being kind to random people can lead to great things for you


Christianity has 2 billion followers world wide


Christianity was spread by Jewish trade lines


The Christian holy book is the Bible


Priests, ministers, monks, and nuns


The Pope is on top and they worship inside of church's