Confucianism does not solve the problem of evil, it is simply a rigid code of behavior as a method of tolerating or avoiding evil but there was never a solution offered to solve the problem of evil. i. Ultimately, Allah could have his reasons for denying them entry and he can change his mind at any moment. All evil is good in disguise. c.f. This was due to the influence of Jewish and Christian caravans that traveled through Mohammads town. Intelligence and will, properly applied, bring about the realization of his dreams and the “good life”. (II Tim. – Shantung Province, China. iii. Joined two religious systems: ancient civilization (animist) in the Indus River Valley (3000 BC) and their own religious beliefs as they began to invade northern India appx. a. have no sacred scriptures for use in teachings but accept any writings Buddhist or not, Humanism, Atheism, Agnosticims in their most recent form, a. George W. F. Hegel (1770-1831) “God was dependent upon the world at least as much as the world was dependent upon God, for without the world, God would not be God. in Northeastern India to a wealthy ruler. The Koran supercedes all other revelations and is Allah’s final word to man. Developed Hume’s skepticism into agnosticism. Says we “can not” know. Does not believe in a Jewish “homeland”. a. 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All institutions and/or religions that in some wa impede this “human development” must be changed, 10. A ‘happy medium’ between Orthodox and Reformed Judaism, founded in the 19th century. A part that Muslims were already lived in. c. Bhagavad Gita – inspired but of lesser authority because it is smriti and not sruti. Quick Facts. Those that die after having accepted Jesus atoning death as full payment for their sins, will be forever present with the source of all things good, kind, loving, wonderful, pleasurable, and pure: namely God Almighty. 1. i. O.T. 3. He who in this world has shaken off the two chains; the chain of Good and the chain of Evil; who is pure and exempt from suffering and passion – him I call Brahmana. Died 632 A.D. a. Similarities: Both are Dharmic religions. These are the teachings as passed down from Russel and Rutherford and are perpetuated by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. They have gone through much editing and alteration: i. Religious forms and ideas of our fathers are inadequate. Mormons believe that God the Father came from a planet near a star named Kolob, came to earth grew into man and then into God and then proceeded to make spiritual children. For me to go about weeping and wailing would be to show my ignorance of destiny.” ultimately, there is “Tao” which equates to the mystical and unknown “nirvana” & “Brahman” of Hinduism and Buddhism. The more the Hindu overcomes evil in his/her own life, the better chance of being reincarnated in a higher caste and eventually achieving enlightenment – the knowledge that there is no ‘self’ just ‘brahman’. The Analects – The sayings of Confucius, collected by his followers. moksha may be obtained by fulfilling one’s familial and social duties and ultimately overcoming bad karma accrued. Researchers try to identify similarities in world views and ritual processes across the african boundaries. God Almighty will ultimately do away with all pain and suffering at the return of His Son Jesus. Confucius always taught the honoring of ancestors and ancient rituals but there is no view of life after death. They believe in one human being: Buddha for Buddhists, … Like in any religion the people have certain beliefs. He was touted as being the Christian Messiah and the Muslim 'Mahdi' (Redeemer). In order for an individual to get their “evil” karma worked off, evil things must be carried out against them in this or the next life, which in turn requires that THAT individual’s karma must ALSO be worked off by someone ELSE and so on and so on. Judaism Buddhism Christianity God reached out to the Abraham and told him to leave his village and start s colony in Canaan. Fard was never heard from again and Elijah immediately assumed leadership of the group. Those religions are: (1) Hinduism; (2) Buddhism; (3) Islam; (4) Christianity; and (5) Judaism. One cannot improve his/her social position because it is contrary to the caste system. Religion was created by humans to explain, contain, and stimulate spiritual experiences. b. c. Navajo – The spirit remains on the earth as a sometimes malignant ghost. It also wards off malevolent spirits8. 15. 2015 - Similarities Between Religions | ... picture to see a chart to compare the major religions of the world the negative of the statement by Jesus Christ, "Do unto others as you would have them do to you."). At the age of 30 He began to proclaim that the “Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”. b. Continue group research and presentation preparation. Arose from polytheism of Arabia, specifically Mecca of Mohammad's time, whereby Mohammad declared Allah as the only god to be worshipped and all other gods declared idols. a. There is insufficient evidence available at this time to know whether God exists or not. According to EB Tylor, the animist believes in a spirit world that is arrived at via a spirit’s journey after leaving the body. This church gave rise to many denominations today: Methodists, Church of Scotland, etc. Five precepts: The obstacles to the attainment of good karma can be overcome by observing the following 1. The Book of Anals (Shu K’ing) A work of history of the 5 prior Chinese dynasties to Confucius time. they are inhibiting that person’s necessary karma and will force that person to have to relive it all over again to work it off properly. 3. – 27 books consisting of the 4 gospel accounts of Jesus life, ministry, passion, and resurrection, acts of the 12 apostles, and epistles (letters of instruction, encouragement, exhortation, and training) from the Apostle Paul, Peter, John, Jude, and James (the half-brother of Jesus), iii. By NSRK Ravi BELIEF ISLAM CHRISTIANITY God: Only one god – called Allah: Only one God – a triune being called God or Yahweh Jesus: A … 2. Key virtue is wisdom; religion is a full-time job (mostly for monks); Eschews ritual Prayer is meditation and vice versa. The authority of the Bishop of Constantinople. One can’t help a person in need for fear of jacking their karma. i. Afterlife is, like Hinduism, a series of life after life after life etc until Nirvana is achieved. b. A greater power has put us in this universe. Comparison table of the three major Abrahamic religions Judaism. Christians will rule and reign with Jesus, the King of Kings and will be given tasks and authority to even judge angels. Comparative religion is the branch of the study of religions concerned with the systematic comparison of the doctrines and practices, themes and impacts (including migration) of the world's religions. This larger power can be God, Allah, Buddha, Yahweh, or our belief in a primal force in the universe. h�̖�n�6�_�Op�HJ��C���+�aXpɇaE1d9c�aM����mK��&خÆ|h��j�4�#E��!2�H聝ǁ��[v@N�'�hCt�T���7���]�|����VM��i�5�jkXS��u04�jG׻f��C�,7�uǫ+���n��@����]����jss�?>���b�(����ͷ�����Zտ�P%��]���; Animism is so widely varied, orally transmitted, and primarily belonging to nomadic, tribes with unwritten tradition, that no authoritative writings exist (nor have ever been deemed necessary by practicing Animists). The Jews were the chosen people of God and are still waiting for the messiah, or savior. Vaisyas – merchant or farmer class follows the Kshatriyas, iv. a. Confucianism attempts to solve the problem of evil by teaching people to adhere an ethical code which will bring about a more fulfilling life. a. Bible – Consisting of the Old & New Testaments. Tell no lies 5. We think it is evil because we don't really understand. a. focuses on race and culture issues of Judaism, neglecting or avoiding Jewish religious issues. c. Preached of repentance and ultimate trust in Himself and His finished work as the only way to God (John 14:6). Achieved via deep meditation, a state of consciousness that we are one with Brahman. b. Mahayana14 – scriptures were originally written in Sanskrit and paralleled the Pali canon but have since been translated and added to by the Chinese, Nepalese, and Tibetan people. There is a wide array of different religions and philosophies across the world, and understanding the characteristics behind each one is important. His grandson Jacob had 12 sons which each were to be multiplied into their own tribe forming a common bond of Hebraic people. The Book of Ceremonies (Li Chi) Taught man to act in an honorable way like the ancients (an important value to Confucius). 5. (c.f. i. Bahmins – are the priestly class and the highest order in the caste system. There are no flames: there is only the palace.". jnana yoga – The way of knowledge. Ultimately, this life is all there is, when we die it all ends according to the atheist. Agnostic - basically fall into one of two positions: i. (Two secretaries had filed paternity suits against Elijah). Christian Denominations - (not referred to as "sects" or "religions"). ii. The Book of Mencius – The 1st exposition on Confucianism ever written. Spirituality is an experience within yourself, inexpressible and unforgettable. i. the “New Testament” of Hinduism which records a conversation between the prince Arjuna and his charioteer Krishna (the incarnation of the god Vishnu) condoning personal devotion to deity. d. The Koran (Quoran). Key virtue is karuna (compassion); religion is relevant to everyday life (for all) Esteems ritual; Prayer is even petitionary. describes the religion of the Aryans via the writings of “Holy men” or rishis (seers). Back to religion Library. Jews and Muslims don't have the best history. These similarities are attributed as beliefs, rituals, and history. The Universe is self-existing and not created. ii. In the limbo of existence and non-existence, there was transformation and the material force transformed to became form, and the form transformed to became life and life became birth has transformed to become death. Whatever caste you were born into  is the one you die in. �0��?�,ٲ !O�!W�'���Ji ��R��+. c. Midrash – like the Talmud in terms of authority – is a commentary on the Torah and rest of Jewish scriptures. Your browser doesn't support JavaScript or you have disabled JavaScript. It is, to be realistic, an oversimplification. a. 1. c. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) taught that since God does not exist, man must devise his own way of life. Anyone with the knowledge of more than one of these world mythologies would realize that there are some glaring similarities between them. Karma is responsible for widespread neglect and needless suffering in India in that a Hindu believes that if they help a person in pain, trouble, etc. The Law of Moses - although they believe that Ishmael received the blessing of Abraham and not Isaac as the Jewish and Christian faiths believe. Day Three: 9. c. This people was multiplied as ‘outsiders’ in the land of Egypt and were enslaved for 400 years until they were delivered by a man named “Moses”. He wrote 33 books. There are four inspired books of Scripture which god has revealed to man. This has been going on since the first man acquired thinking skills and was able to sort people into groups based on their physical features. a. Huxley (founded name 'agnostic' ), a. David Hume (1711-1776) – British empiricist ‘We do not know for sure: we are agnostic’, "Belief is not to be confused with ultimate truth, which is unknowable.". c. “The Enlightenment” – Sid continued on his journey for spiritual truth and one day while he sat under a fig tree, deep in meditation, he achieved nirvana,  the highest god-consciousness possible according to the Hindus (he was formerly a Hindu prior to this day). Man’s goal is the development of his own personality, which ceases to exist at death, 8. The caste system and the laws of karma make social reform or improvement nearly impossible. “That, conjoined with self-torture which is painful, ignoble, & useless”, b. Man is in control of his own destiny and dreams. However, he notes that it only seems to be getting worse!11. ii. by Vaughn Aubuchon: This major religion comparison table includes Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. He believed that men were supposed to live simple lives without honor and without a fruitless desire for knowledge. East/West Schism – 1054 A.D. arose as a political dispute regarding the authority of the Pope at Rome vs. 6. Although America is currently a "color-blind" society, it still contains many forms of discrimination. contains Buddhist theology. and "Origin of the Species" - Charles Darwin, Agnostic - a (without) knowledge (gnosis). e. He suffered, died, was buried, and on the 3rd day He was resurrected from the dead and appeared to his 12 disciples and then to as many as 400 at once. hެ�A Both believe in reincarnation and karma. Adheres to the inspiration of the Old Testament but values the Torah (1st 5 books) above all others. Religions of the world manpedia in charts religion the globa 5 major world religions chart worksheet what are the main similarities and hinduism lesson plans worksheets b. Talmud – Not “scripture” but VERY highly regarded Jewish library of oral law and tradition consisting of Mishnah (oral law in general to be distinguished from scripture) and Gemara (commentary based upon the Mishnah). 2. Founder - Siddhartha Guatama born about 560 B.C. a. Hinduism, Shintoism - Ancestor Worship (Japan, Korea, Vietnam etc). 12. Islam. a. iv. *** NOTE: Nation of Islam or "Black Muslims" as they're known in the US are not listed here. 21 janv. There are over a hundred different world mythologies that we know of today. The Four Books – Si Shu – “The Teachings of Confucious” used by him for teaching, some were written by his disciples and some comprise his teachings and others collected into the following works: i. New Religions and Cults; Advanced Search; Comparison Chart — Islam and Christianity. Although religion and philosophy may have similarities, they also have differences. Zen – A branch of Mahayana Buddhism – Derived from Bodhidharma, a wandering Buddhist master living in India 600 B.C who claimed that the basic tenets of Buddhism are not derived from the scriptures but rather transmitted from mind to mind and need no explanation in words. Members in both cults deny that they are in a cult in a similar fashion as the members of Jim Jones following in the '70s. “The Great Renunciation” Sid reasoned that the only happy one of the four was the monk and therefore renounced his wealth and position to become an ascetic monk. But he mysteriously disappeared only a few years after appointing an unemployed auto worker, Elijah Poole, who renamed himself Elijah Mohammad, as his primary spokesman. a. karma –  action The process by which an individual is either rewarded for his/her good deeds and also the process by which they are punished for their bad deeds. b. Brahman - Until Moksha is attained there is no afterlife…just “life after life after life”. These are the teaching as passed down from Joseph Smith. �B�- ��!� 6�@r2e䮘��}l�H$���]�\�W�%.�5&��W�8��,S��,��.-ԐgM ��t[�A�`���S� �Kk� Written by Lao Tzu himself, it is a little booklet of about 5000 words (about 15 pages), Taoism - Mystical enigmatic belief system whose founder was a contemporary of Confucius(604-570 BC), a. 1. b. All things emanate from the Tao (The Way) which is an “impersonal force”. Founder(s) – Aryan nomads from the Baltic regions. contains rules forr the higher class, ii. Everything that happens, happens because He willed it. They believed that the rightful replacement to Mohammed as prophet was the Caliph Ali the son-in-law of Mohammed who was murdered by Mu’awiya who claimed the role for himself. Founder – Chiu King 550-479 B.C. a. Theravada – Tripitaka “The Three Baskets” of scripture sometimes called the Pali canon and is 11 times the size of the Bible. Man will continue to develop to the point where he will look within himself and o the natural world for the solution to all of his problems, 9. a. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus is Michael the Archangel and was not One in Being with Almighty God. i. contains: law books, Ramayana & Maabharata,  Puranas, aqamas, sultras,and the bhakti (devotions to gods), ii. sruti – all that is heard; smriti – all that is remembered, iii. He felt it dangerous to delve into study of the supernatural so the question has remained open for 2500 years to his followers. As a brief guide of the similarities and differences of Islam, Judaism and Christianity, the following chart compares the statistics, origins, history and religious beliefs of these three great monotheistic faiths. Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam have similarities in their religious texts. Download our 30-day Who's Your One Devotional Prayer Guide, put your one on the WYO map and begin praying for that person to see Jesus as the way to salvation. The animist lives in a world of tribal survival. Was generally received by people of the time as scripture: was used regularly as part of worship. This "Big Religion Chart" is our attempt to summarize the major … People go to ‘sleep’ and are transformed into this mysterious state as part of nature’s cycle. The Biblical account of Jesus is that all things seen and unseen were created through Him, for Him, and by Him (Colossian ch1) and that means that even Lucifer was created BY Jesus and not the product of a sexual relation by His Father. Catholicism also believes in the inerrancy of the church (Catholic leadership) and the Pope, therefore, two more authoritative writings exist for this denomination: Vatican I council - Codification of the Catholic position on specific doctrinal issues as delivered by the Pope at the time of the council. Two of which are Lucifer (the devil) and Jesus (brothers). Vatican II council - Codification of the Catholic position on specific doctrinal issues as delivered by the Pope at the time of the council. All mankind deserves to share in the fruits from following the above tenets. d. Because Jesus was called (and called Himself) the Son of God, he was condemned as a 'blasphemer' by the Jewish leaders of His time and was ultimately sentenced to die according to Jewish law, however, Judea was under the rule of Roman authority and therefore the Jewish leaders could not carry out the death sentence. (priests and/or scholars of the highest Indian caste), ii. b. Immanuel Kant (1724- 1804) – a theist who believed it was impossible to know reality. Supposed to have great power if the key were ever found. In other words, they won't have confidence of heaven until the gate slams closed behind them - according to the Quoran. Perhaps the similarities between sects are not surprising but the similarities between major world religions would be. iii. “four passing sights” - On a journey to see the world, Siddhartha saw four troubling sights: a decrepit old man, a sick man, a corpse on its way to cremation, and a monk begging food. The primary leaders were Elijah Mohammad (considered a prophet), Malcolm X who was a charismatic outspoken proponent for the nation of Islam who was murdered by Elijah Mohammad's men as a result of Malcolm's discovery and subsequent complaints of Elijah's impropriety with women in the movement. Cult Comparison Chart. b. If you don’t see a chart, try here. 669 0 obj <>stream a. 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