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What are some difference AND similarities between Buddhism and Taoism?

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  1. Differences: Buddhism founded in Nepal; Taoism founded in China.
    Similarities: Both practised in China, & other Asian countries.
    Differences: Buddhism is a Dharmic religion; Taoism is an Oriental religion.
    Similarities: Buddhism is an outgrowth of Hinduism; Confucianism is an outgrowth of Taoism.
    Differences: Buddhism founded by Gautama Buddha; Taoism founded by Lao Tzu.
    Similarities: Buddhism can either be atheistic or polytheistic; Taoism can either be atheistic or polytheistic.
    Differences: Buddhism in an imported religion into China; Taoism is a home-grown religion in China.
    Similarities: Both can be practiced simultaneously with each other or with other religions.

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