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    Answer any two out of the four questions provided. Each question should be at least 3 pages and not exceeding 6 pages of a double spaced type written paper. 1. A young adult was entangled emotionally with a Muslim girl. He came to you asking for an explanation between Christianity and Islam. He understands that there are many similarities between Islam and Christianity, like the similarities of historical roots, monotheistic idea of God, understanding of prophets, angels, and even the acceptance…

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    The news article “The Singer Solution to World Poverty,” and the Buddhist jataka “The Perfect Generosity of Prince Vessantara,” both extrapolate on giving and how to give well. This concept is extremely hard to explain especially in light of Buddhist tradition. Both authors try their best to elaborate on the concept of giving, Singer talks about the moral obligation to give and the story about Vessantara talks about giving everything you have. However, these stories do not necessarily teach…

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    Christianity: Christianity originated in Jerusalem, which is in the present day country of Israel. The creator of Christianity was born in Bethlehem, just outside Jerusalem. Christianity was spread by hierarchical diffusion. This is because many kings of Empires were converted to christianity and thus forced their people to believe in the beliefs of christianity. Christianity could also have been spread by contagious diffusion. The religion was spread and taken in by neighboring countries and…

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    The idea of nature is of huge importance and the concept of harmony with nature and oneself is the defining characteristic of the ancient Chinese belief system. There is an emphasis placed on the welfare and well being of the individual in the present life as opposed to a future one. What separates Confucianism, Taoism and Chinese Buddhism is the meaning which is associated with nature. Confucianism places emphasis on the nature of the human. Taoism focuses on harmony with the universe and…

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