Main difference between these religions lies in the fact that Judaism is monotheistic, while Hinduism has the elements of monotheism and polytheism. Hindus believe that every deity is a manifestation of some traits of the highest deity. Jews recognize and worship only one God. There is also a serious conflict born from idolization that causes a great deal of animosity between the more fanatical representatives of these religions. Hinduism allows worship of statues, and other objects that are believed to have divine powers. Jews see this as a sin and often cannot accept those who support the belief that goes directly against their own faith. On the other hand, Hinduism is much more tolerant of other religions and Hindus mostly have no problem respecting the beliefs foreign to them personally. The fact that objects of worship differ greatly from one local community to another is responsible for this incredibly high level of tolerance.
One of the most prominent similarities between Hinduism and Judaism is the caste system. Although castes themselves are different, their existence as well as the presence of a distinguished caste of priests set them aside from other religions. Some of the legends from the holy scriptures of Judaism and Hinduism are very alike and even share some linguistic similarities. Both religions also see Tora and Veda, their respective sacred scriptures, as paradigmatic signs of their traditions.
Whether it is Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, or any of the other practice of faith that people adhere to, one thing remains clear; the vast majority of the human species has always looked to a higher power for guidance and enlightenment, love, acceptance and, at times, discipline.
Today we see such intractable inter-religious wars in Northern Ireland, between Jews and Muslims and Christians in Palestine, Hindus and Muslims in South Asia and in many other places.
By discussing Sufi practice and its development of traditional Islamic precepts including prayer and fasting, this essay will place it within the context of Islam with a look at how its mystical notions contribute towards a more immediate understanding of God....
It is difficult to compare Christianity to any other religion, because there is such a wide range of beliefs and practices among : , churches, the Anglican communion, and the tens of thousands of Protestant faith groups. Some commentators have suggested that Christianity consists of a number of different religions which share little more than the Bible and the name of their religion. Protestant Christianity is obviously divided into a least -- divisions which hold few beliefs in common. Some of the descriptions below will thus necessarily be somewhat simplistic and lacking in precision.
Judaism and Hinduism are two of the oldest religions in the world. Recently, Jewish and Hindu communities started to interact more closely. One of the most significant results of this relationship is a successful economic partnership between India and Israel. The establishment of this amicable and lucrative relationship was possible because these two deeply religious communities were able to see that the similarities in their faith outweigh the differences.
However, their many points of similarity are no guarantee that their followers can get along. Most of the serious religiously motivated conflicts, mass crimes against humanity and in the 20th century have been between Muslims and Christians. This has included genocides in Bosnia Herzegovina, East Timor, and the Sudan, as well as serious conflicts in Cyprus, Kosovo, Macedonia, and the Philippines. As of early 2011, two of these conflicts (Sudan and Philippines) are still active. However, a during 2011-JAN may end the slaughter by separating the predominately Muslin north from the Christian/Animist south. Three other past conflicts are relatively inert only because of peacekeepers on the ground; however, the hatred continues.
One of the problems with Christianity, and with all other world religions, is that they are fragmented. For example, Christianity includes tens of thousands of individual denominations and faith groups. 2 Estimates range from 20,000 to over 30,000. A main reason for this is that the prime source of Christian beliefs, passages in the Bible, seem to be ambiguous. Sincere, thoughtful, intelligent believers have interpreted its passages very differently. A good example of this ambiguity are the meanings assigned to the . These are passages in the Hebrew Scriptures (a.k.a. Old Testament) and the Christian Scriptures (a.k.a. New Testament) that are often interpreted as discussing same-gender sexual behavior. Some Christians view these passages as condemning all such behavior, while other interpret the same passages as accepting it on a par with opposite-sex sexual behavior.
Hinduism and Judaism have striking parallels. However, there are as many similarities as there are differences. Although both religions are practiced by different people (Hinduism is practiced by the Hindus while Judaism is practiced by the Jews), their similarities and differences attracts attention from many people, whether they are scholars or people interested in the diversity of religions. To narrow the topic, the paper analyses these two religions in relation to the ultimate fundamental features. The paper compares and contrasts the five ultimate fundamental features in Hindu and Judaism.
There are many . Many people regard "Christianity" and their own denomination's name to be synonyms. That is, their faith group is viewed as teaching the only truly legitimate Christian faith. Their group, alone, has the "fullness of truth" while all other groups are in error. In contrast, others view "Christianity" as including the full range of faith groups from the most conservative fundamentalist to the most progressive Christian denomination.
Presentation topic: Hinduism and Judaism are more similar than they appear to be as far as ultimate fundamental features are concerned. Most people feel that there is a great difference between the Hinduism and Judaism. When the two religions are compared based on the ultimate fundamental features, the similarities prove that the two religions can be used to create religious harmony rather than creating a religious discord.