Compare and Contrast Religions

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Christianity and Paganism vs. Buddhism
ENG 121
Tara Faircloth
Mrs. Jalbert
May 23, 2011

In today’s world there are many religions. Most of the religions are based off of one specific religion. Even though they may be similar to each other they are also different. I have chosen to write my paper about three religions or faiths these religions would be Paganism, Christianity, and Buddhism. I have chosen to write about these three because they all have similarities to one another as well as differences. As you are reading this paper you will learn about each of these religions or faiths, what they have in common, and what makes them different.

To begin my paper I am going to discuss the faiths of Paganism and Christianity. In today’s world Approximately 400,000 people practice Paganism and seventy five percent practice Christianity. Paganism is the base religion or faith of all faiths that have become of the world. Paganism dates back to the Roman Empire. It is a faith that is based on nature and its practices are used every day. Paganism has many gods or goddesses that they look to. Paganism nowadays is believed to be evil but in all controversy it is not and actually shares its faith and practices with Christianity. It has its own stories that are similar to the stories of Christianity such as the Garden of Eden, forbidden fruit, the snake in the Garden of Eden as well as the great flood. Paganism also shares holidays with Christianity such as Easter, Christmas and Halloween. Paganism and Christianity are very similar faiths and both believe their gods or leaders were born on December 25, both were crucified for mankind, and both were resurrected on the third day. Pagans and Christians also perform similar rituals calling to their gods.

Even though these two religions or faiths are very similar they are also different. The Christian faith is derived from the Pagan faith and over time Christians have tried to call the practices their own. There are a...
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