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Buddhism VS Christianity chart

The current prevailing philosophy in our western world is that everyone's opinion is equal and no one is wrong or even less good. I am free to enjoy my religion (so far) as long as I don't impose it on you or let it provoke me to “hate speech.” The only absolute truth is that there is no absolute truth.

Since we are surrounded by so many prompts to affirm and celebrate diversity, it is easy to get so used to focusing on what we have in common that we might be tempted to accept the general notion that there really isn't much difference between Christianity and the religions around us. After all, don't we all want peace and harmony and brotherly love? Doesn't meditation provide the same freedom from stress and problems that people have formerly sought through prayer? Can't we all just seek the good of man and leave one another to whatever spoke of the wheel might be followed to get to the God/god in the hub?

Recently, I conversed with some Buddhists who claimed that I could be a Christian and still practice Buddhist philosophy. I studied about how Buddhism started as a quest by Siddharta Buddha around 4 BC to relieve suffering in this world. I was intrigued to note that there are some similarities between the two religions, and I began to understand why some people might think that they are essentially alike.

Buddhism and Christianity are similar in their view that suffering is going to happen and that people need to be prepared with their manner of dealing with it. They are similar in their promotion of a lack of attachment to material things so that the loss will be less difficult. They are similar in many of their ethics regarding people’s actions and attitudes in life. But they are very different in their way of handling the suffering that comes, and in the meaning of that suffering. Therein all surface similarities take a wide fork in the road, to different destinations.
Let's take the “Four Noble Truths of Buddhism” as a format on which to compare and contrast these two viewpoints on suffering. In brief form, they state:

1 – Suffering is our existence.
2 – Suffering is caused by craving, wanting or desirousness.
3 – Freedom from suffering can be secured.

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Buddhism Vs. Christianity? I love both but I don't know which one to choose?

Do you know who put up this question? I have a very good, respectful answer, but for some reason the question has been deleted. I would like to give the original asker something to think about.
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Atheists: Buddhism vs Hinduism vs Christianity, which is best?

Which is more fair?
I know you probably will say neither, but if you'd have to choose one, which one would it be?
Christianity: you are judged on the basis of sin and if you accepted Jesus or not. Example: you're a liar, even if you stop lying you have to believe in Jesus or be tortured forever. The belief in something plays a major role.
Buddhism: Your actions determine what you deserve and even if you deserve to reincarnate in a realm of suffering, it is not eternal. Your actions plays a major role.
Hinduism: Similar to above, but you have to believe in the gods.

Buddhism. Christianity is the worst, since its true believers consider themselves superior to everyone else, yet they cannot wait for their fairy to judge others but must help out their fairy in judging.

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