Creation Comparison of General Hindu and Christian Perspectives

Topics: God, Universe, Creation myth Pages: 5 (1644 words) Published: September 8, 2013
What are the differences between the Hindu Creation Story and the Christian Creation Story? Before you read this short essay I would like to remind that its purpose is not to offend anyone. I deeply respect all Theists and their religions. Any comments I make that may be considered offensive are solely just my opinion. Christian Story

Monotheistic-only one god
(Found in Genesis Ch.1)
Long ago, before the earth and all things in it, there was only God. Able to do all things. What he says goes.
On day one , God said, "Let there be light ." God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. It took him more than one day- ceases to be the Omnipotent
On day two , God made the sky.
On day three , God separated the land from the waters and created flowers, trees, and grass . Animals need the sun and plants too
Scientifically wrong
On day four ,God made the sun, moon, and stars.
On day five , the birds and fish were created.
On day six , God made animals and then He made people to be like Him. He named the man Adam, and Adam named his wife, Eve. Again ceases to be omnipotent

God rested on day seven. He saw everything He had made and said that it was good. God made a garden home for the man and woman. It was called the Garden of Eden. He told them they could eat fruit from all the trees in the garden except the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The serpent lied to Eve and she ate of the fruit. She gave some to Adam and he also ate of it. They had not been obedient and they had to leave their beautiful home. After that, they had to work hard and had many troubles. Genesis Ch.3 V.16:

“To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." This is a statement which is degrading women who have gone through pregnancy. Muslims who believe in the same story say that god shared the blame between them. They leave out the days of creation but believe in Adam and Eve (or as they call them Adam and Hawa). And finally, they do not degrade pregnant women. In fact they uplift the status of a woman when she is pregnant. How Christians interpret the Story of Creation

The Story of Creation for Christian’s explains why we were placed on this earth. It is to punish the children of Adam (i.e. us). And it also shows that the reason that there is evil in this world is to punish us. Of course Christianity being a monumental and global religion there are disputes set on what this story implies. Some Christians say that it is to remind us of our nature. We are human beings and will always sin. We aren’t perfect and because of this we desperately need to repent. Other Christians say that this is to show the mercy and benevolence of God. He must have been, because he gave Adam and Eve the garden. God told them to eat abundantly therein. So this is their argument for god being omni-benevolent (despite him degrading pregnancy). And finally, some even say that it goes to show God is able to do all things. This whole world was his doing. The garden in which Adam and Eve were in was made by him.

Flaws in the Christian Creation Story
There are some flaws in this story:
* Light was listed as appearing on day 1, but its source (the sun and stars) did not appear until day 4. Most creation scientists, who generally support the meaning of this creation story, have a solution to this puzzle. Many say that light initially came from God, before he created the sun and stars. * Birds were said to have appeared before other land animals. Palaeontologists, who support the theory of evolution, say that the fossil record shows the opposite order. Creation scientists discount this belief. * Vegetation is apparent on third day whereas the sun, which is necessary for sustaining vegetation, does not appear until the fourth day. * In the Bible, in Genesis, chapter 1, we read that God created light which He...
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