What could be a thesis for comparing Buddhism and Christianity?
I have to write an essay comparing symbolism between two religions. I have chosen Buddhism and Christianity, but am having a difficult time coming up with a thesis. Help please?
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Christianity - True religion
Buddhism - Bullsh*t made by a Satan worshipper named Buddha
Early Symbol in Buddhist History
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May be you can dig out more on these:
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me." Matthew 16:24
-Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. (1 John 4:16)
-Anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. (1 John 4:19-21)
-the Buddhist's symbol of Lotus:
The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented flower lies pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight --> signifies the progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment.
Enlightenment can be said in another terms: Wisdom of Emptiness... The wisdom that arises from the direct experience of all phenomena being empty of independent existence. All things exist because of other things. In schools that focus on meditation it is included the observation of thoughts and acquittal of the Ego. When a Buddhist realizes Enlightenment, the “Great Compassion” cannot but arise in his or her heart. He is no longer able to view the world in the same way he did before his Enlightenment. He can now see, feel, know, and understand... If one person is sick, hungry, homeless, or dying in the world... There is a part of him that is sick, hungry, homeless, or dying. He no longer feels separate and safe. He views the world as a sea of suffering and is directly connected to each and every suffering being, in the same way the ocean connects to each and every wave.
In fact, Sakkaya-ditthi (translated as "personality belief." = the belief that we are solid beings, which leads to the illusion of a separate self, egoism, or individuality), is one of The Ten Fetters claimed by the Buddha as standing in the way of Enlightenment. Attachment to idea of "I" is fundamental to all problems; we defend the idea of I, we seek to cherish, we make a fuss of it.