Comparison and Contrast Paper Founder(S) of the Religion

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Comparison and Contrast Paper
Founder(s) of the religion

There are five major religions of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism have a different origins. The founder of Christianity was Jesus Christ. He was born in Bethlehem around 6-4BC. He was the son of Joseph and the Virgin Mary and in his early years most like trained as a carpenter under his father. Around the age of 30 he was baptized by John the Baptist and at the moment it was said the heavens opened up and God proclaimed that Jesus was his son and resulted in the beginning of his ministry and established a group that he called the twelve apostles. It was around this time where Jesus spent forty days and nights wandering the desert avoiding three
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When Abraham was 75 years old, God visited decided to choose Abraham to teach the people that there is only one God. God and Abraham entered an unconditional Covenant which blessed and promised his people a vast amount of land for his descendants as well as the promise of a nation (Israel) that descended from the first patriarch. Later God would visit Moses and chose him to lead the Jews out of slavery and into the Promised Land. Once the Jews were free from the Egyptians, God gave Moses the law (Ten Commandments) on Mount Saini which laid out the principles on what was needed to do to praise God. God also instructed Moses that his descents were to call him “Yahweh”. Siddhartha Gautama was born around 563 BC. He was predicted by his father that he would become a great ruler and teacher and spent his early years in affluence and luxury. He was wed and fathered a child during this time. His father had purposely kept him isolated and shielded from spiritual conflicts and interests. On his journeys, he came across the Four Sights which as a result gave up all his possessions and chose a life of religion. While in a period of meditation and fasting he was close to death when came across a young girl that had provided him food and realized that there might be a more useful way to find peace. It was at this point where he sat in meditation under a Bodhi Tree and was visited by demons that tempted him with images, but he remained and continued to

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