What are the differences between Buddhism and Christianity?
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Dave: There are many religions out there claiming to be true.
Jeff: One of the big ones is Buddhism
Dave: Around 1-billion people claim Buddhism as their religion; what do they
Jeff: It’s actually a branch off of Hinduism, and it teaches that “life is suffering”
caused by a desire for prosperity.
Dave: And we can eliminate suffering by following the “eightfold path”, right?
Jeff: Yes – things like “Right speech” and “Right actions” – but the goal of all of this
Dave: The goal is to reach Nirvana.
Jeff: Which… is basically ceasing to exist.
Jeff: The problem of course, is that we can NEVER know if Buddhism is true!
Dave: Right – because if someone reaches Nirvana, there’s no way to confirm it
Jeff: In fact, if you mention that to a Buddhist they may reply, “Now you are
Dave: By contrast, we can test Christianity, can’t we –
Jeff: That’s right, if the Resurrection of Jesus is true, Christianity is true. If the
resurrection is false…
Dave: Christianity is false – it’s that simple.