Buddhism Compared to Christianity 1st hour World History Makayla Jo Dixon Similarity between Buddhism and Christianity Golden rule: Both Religions base there teachings on the “golden rule” Buddhism: Buddha based His ethics on the “golden rule” for the welfare of human beings. Christianity: Jesus taught His ethics on the “golden rule” for the well being of His people. Worship There are a lot of similar objects and items used in both religions. Buddhism: Includes monasticism, ringing bells, bowing, use of incenses and rosary, prayers and meditation. Christianity: Use of monasticism, confession, cult images, ringing bells, use of rosary and incense. Differences between Buddhism and Christianity Gods Buddhism had no set godly figures at first, but Christianity did. Buddhism: Had no set godly figures at first, but later a few were introduced. Christianity: In Christianity there is only one God, Jesus. Salvation Buddhist believe one must work for there salvation, But Christians believe salvation is a free gift to all who accept Jesus as there one God. Buddhism: One must work for there salvation Christianity: Salvation is free to all who will accept Jesus as there one God. Concept of the World Buddhism doesn’t believe in the beginning or end, but Christianity believes God created the world from nothing. Buddhism: Doesn’t believe in the beginning or end. Christianity: Believes God created the world from nothing.