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Michael Frederick Comp Lit 201: First Assignment Due: October 8, 2008 The Gospel According to John (1:1-18) and Rig-Veda X, xc: The Sacrifice of Primal Man are two accounts of the creation of existence that contain religious backbones stemming from Christianity and Hinduism, respectively. At first glance, it seems to the reader that the purpose of each of the two texts is simply to enlighten the audience with their own story of creation. After examining the actual contexts and structures of these passages from the Gospel According to John and Rig-Veda , it is obvious that the texts have other values that are representative of their respective religions and religious beliefs. The Gospel According to John tells an account of creation that varies greatly from that of The Sacrifice of Primal Man . The Gospel According to John reports a version of creation that is based on one supreme God, Jesus Christ. The monotheistic text conveys a tale of one God that created all of existence solely through his words. One major theme of the verse is the explanation of God himself and how God’s existence is to be interpreted by the audience. According to the passage, God takes on multiple forms and the concept of his existence is rather intricate. In contrast to this monotheistic tale, The Sacrifice of Primal Man is a story of the creation of existence that is of a polytheistic nature. Considering the title of the passage, it is unsurprising that one of the main intentions of the speaker is related to the worldview of sacrificial rituals. In the text, the many gods that the Hindu religion worships engage in a sacrificial ritual of one “Primal
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Man.” When the different parts of the sacrificed “Primal Man” develop into the different parts of the world, the end product of is existence itself. One point that the speaker of the passage is trying to make to the audience is that sacrificial rituals are a good thing and that they should be considered a sacred practice. He tries to prove this by showing that all of existence was created through the largest sacrifice of all time, that of Primal Man. It is clear that the bases for these stories are completely different, one dealing with one supreme God and the other dealing with many gods. The differences pointed out here are representative of exactly how different the bases for Christianity and Hinduism are, the first of the two being monotheistic in nature while the ladder deals with many different gods. It is assumed that the writer of the passage from the
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