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Brandon Carson Christianity and Hinduism There are many unclear answers as to why the world is the way it is. People try to come up with their own explanations, but new questions always arise to baffle their solutions. Throughout the history of the world, people have always searched for a new meaning, a new answer to their many questions. While many of these questions remain unsolved, humans always question the meaning of their existence, which is a very skeptical topic to study. Why are we here? What are we meant to do in life? What is in the world to come? These are all questions that human beings propose in order to have a better understanding of the world. The questions all relate to one main field of view. This is the field of religion. When it comes to the concept of religion, there are three main questions to be answered. These questions are as follows: why is there anything rather than nothing, who is the human person, and how should the human person act? The first question that must be addressed before looking into any other question is “why is there anything rather than nothing?” There has to be something that created us or nothing would exist today. Christianity and Hinduism both believe that there must be some influence in the world that made it the way it is. For both of these religions, the main reason for there being anything is a higher power in existence in the world. This higher power is what made the world the way it is. It is the reason anything is in existence throughout the galaxy. Although the two religions both believe that there is something in the world, they go about explaining it in different ways. In Christianity, for example, it was said that the world was created because of the love of God, the higher power. According to Ludwig, “This world is entirely God’s creature, dependent on God for the gift of being and life” and that this “love is seen in Jesus Christ” (422). So for Christians, there is something in the world because of God’s and Christ’s love, and we are
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the result of their love. They gave life to us because they wanted their love to continue on, and show forever. On the contrary, for Hinduism, the reason that there is anything in the world is due to the sacrifice of the One power, Purusha, who all Gods are known to derive from ( Rig Veda 10.90). After the primordial sacrifice of Purusha, everything in the world was created. His head
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course CORE 185 taught by Professor Fagge during the Spring '08 term at Duquesne.

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