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Debate Score:121
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Ended:05/09/12
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There are not obvious differences between Chritanity and Hinduism.

Yes, there are not differences

Side Score: 84
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No, there are differences

Side Score: 37
3 points

1. Thirmurthi (Hindus worship the destroyer, the creator and the preserver) & Trinity concept(Father, Son and The Holy Spirit)

2. They both light up a flame (candle-Christians)(Nalla vilaku-Hinduism) at the altar.

3.Teachings of Krishna & Jesus is almost the same, and they both were born in unexpected places and lived as shepherd (Jesus) cowherd (krishna)

4. Heaven & Hell,as well the punishment as explained in the Garuda Puranam is similar with the Heaven & Hell mentioned in the Holy Books of Christianity.

5.Both has Goddess Mother as an important aspects in the religion. (Mari Amman) & (Mary Mother).

Side: Yes, there are not differences
2 points

Christians believe in trinity (Three) and say "we are monotheistic",Also Hindus believe in thousands of Gods and say "we are monotheistic".

While, actually both worship many gods ( More than one,whether they are three or more) and made idols for them.

Also, Hinduism clearly states that those thousands of gods that they worship are actually spiritually one .

Monotheism in Hinduism is set in the views of the spiritual world are broad and range from monism, pantheism to panentheism, aptly termed as monistic theism and even open monotheism by some scholars, but are not polytheistic as outsiders perceive it to be.

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Side: Yes, there are not differences

Yes, then being monotheistic or not doesn't depend upon what we say rather than the fact of worship which we perform.

Pure Monotheism: means worshiping One God and no more,not worshiping two, three or more.

Side: Yes, there are not differences
2 points

Hindus worship cows, Jews worshiped the calf, Christians worship a lamb.

Side: Yes, there are not differences
2 points

Oh, Christ worshipers! We want an answer to our question from your wise.

If the Lord was murdered by some people’s act…what sort of god is this?

We wonder! Was He pleased by what they did Him? If yes,

blessed be they..they achieved the pleasure of His

But if He was discontented….this means their power subjugated His!!

Was the whole entity left without a Sustainer… so who answered the prayers?

Were the heavens vacated…when He laid under the ground somewhere?

Were all the worlds left without a God…to manage while His hands were nailed?

Why did not the angles help Him when they heard him while he wailed?

How could the rods stand to bear the True Lord when He was fastened

How could the iron reach Him and His body pinioned?

How could His enemies’ hands reach Him and slap His rear

And was Christ revived by himself…or the Reviver was another god?

What a sight it is! A grave that enclosed a god!

What’s more weird is the belly that had Him in it!

He stayed there for nine months in utter darkness…fed by blood!

Then he got out of the womb as a small baby,

weak and gaping to be breastfed!

He ate and drank, and did what that naturally resulted in.

Is this a god??!!

High Exalted be the God above the lies of Christians

All of them will be held accountable for their libels

Oh cross worshipers…for what reason is it exalted

and blamed who rejects it?

Is it not the logic to break and burn it along with the one who innovated it?

Since the Lord was crucified on it…and his hands were fastened to it?

That is really a cursed cross to carry…so discard it

Don’t kiss it!

The Lord was abused on it…and you adore it?

So you are one of His enemies!!

If you extol it because it carried the Lord of the worlds

why don’t you prostrate yourself and worship graves,

since the grave contained your god in it?

So, Christ worshiper, open your eyes,

this is what the matter is all about.

Side: Yes, there are not differences

Simply and Briefly,

Christianity and Hinduism are similar to much extent as follows:

1- Jesus the son of god in Christianity while Krishna son of god in Hinduism.

2-Jesus the son of man in Christianity while Krishna son of man in Hinduism.

3-Yeshua and Krishna were called both a God and the Son of God.

4-Both was sent from heaven to earth in the form of a man.

5-Both were called Savior, and the second person of the Trinity.

6- both adoptive human fathers were carpenters.

7- A spirit or ghost was their actual father.

8- Krishna and Jesus were of royal descent.

9- Both were visited at birth by wise men and shepherds, guided by a star.

10-Angels in both cases issued a warning that the local dictator planned to kill the baby and had issued a decree for his assassination. The parents fled. Mary and Joseph stayed in Muturea; Krishna's parents stayed in Mathura.

11- Both Yeshua and Krishna withdrew to the wilderness as adults, and fasted.

12- Both were identified as "the seed of the woman bruising the serpent's head."

13- Jesus was called "the lion of the tribe of Judah." Krishna was called "the lion of the tribe of Saki."

13- Both claimed: "I am the Resurrection."

14- Both referred to themselves having existed before their birth on earth.

15- Both were "without sin."

16- Both were god-men: being considered both human and divine.

17- They were both considered omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent.

18- Both performed many miracles, including the healing of disease. One of the first miracles that both performed was to make a leper whole. Each cured "all manner of diseases."

19- Both cast out indwelling demons, and raised the dead.

20- Both selected disciples to spread his teachings.

21- Both were meek, and merciful. Both were criticized for associating with sinners.

22- Both encountered a Gentile woman at a well.

23- Both celebrated a last supper. Both forgave his enemies.

24- Both descended into Hell, and were resurrected. Many people witnessed their ascensions into heaven.

25- Christians are using idols representing Jesus and Mary as well as Hindus are using idols representing Krishna and his mother and his whole family.

26- Christians believe in incarnation of the god in form of Jesus and Hindus are beliving in incarnation as in Christianity ,and reincarnation also.

27- both religions say that they are monotheistic , while in fact and with little thinking you find one of them is Trinitarian and the other is Polytheistic.

while Islam is pure monotheism as God of Muslims is one and only ,he begotten not nor he beget and there is nothing is like unto him.

Author Kersey Graves (1813-1883), a Quaker from Indiana, compared Yeshua's and Krishna's life. He found what he believed were 346 elements in common within Christiana and Hindu writings. 1 That appears to be overwhelming evidence that incidents in Jesus' life were copied from Krishna's. However, many of Graves' points of similarity are a real stretch.

Supporting Evidence: concept of god in major religions (www.slideshare.net)
Side: Yes, there are not differences
2 points

Both Krishna and Yeshua were born on December 25.

1- Actually, Krishna is traditionally believed to have been born during August. The festival Janmashtami is held in honor of this birth.

2- The birth day of Jesus is unknown, but is believed by many to have also been about August during some year between 4 and 7 BCE.

3- December 25th was chosen for Christmas to coincide with a pre-existent Pagan Roman holiday, Saturnalia. December 25th was also recognized in ancient times as the birth day of various other god-men such as Attis and Mithra. All were linked to the winter solstice, which occurs about DEC-21.

Jesus' and Krishna's mothers were holy virgins:

1- Actually, the virginal state of Mary when she conceived Jesus is a matter of debate. Paul and the author(s) of the Gospel of John appear to directly reject the concept. The author of the Gospel of Mark appears to have been unaware of it. The authors of Matthew and Luke accepted the belief. Christians today are divided.

2- The virginal state of Devaki is also a matter of debate. One tradition states that Krishna was her eighth child. Another states that it was a virgin birth: "In the context of myth and religion, the virgin birth is applied to any miraculous conception and birth. In this sense, whether the mother is technically a virgin is of secondary importance to the fact that she conceives and gives birth by some means other than the ordinary....the divine Vishnu himself descended into the womb of Devaki and was born as her son Krishna." 11

Jesus' and Krishna's mothers had similar names: Miriam (Mary) and Maia

1- In reality, Krishna's mother may have been referred to as Maia, but only because this is the Hindi word for "mother." His mother's actual name was Devaki; his foster mother's name was Yashoda.

Side: Yes, there are not differences
1 point

In addition, there are other points of similarity between Krishna and Yeshua:

1- "The object of Krishna's birth was to bring about a victory of good over evil."

2- Krishna "came onto earth to cleanse the sins of the human beings."

3- "Krishna was born while his foster-father Nanda was in the city to pay his tax to the king." Yeshua was born while his foster-father, Joseph, was in the city to be enumerated in a census so that "all the world could be taxed."

4- Jesus is recorded as saying: "if you had faith as a mustard seed you would say to the mountain uproot yourself and be cast into the ocean" Krishna is reported as having uprooted a small mountain.

5- Krishna's "...foster-father Nanda had to journey to Mathura to pay his taxes" just as Jesus foster-father Joseph is recorded in the Gospel of Luke as having to go to Bethlehem to pay taxes.

6- "The story about the birth of Elizabeth's son John (the Baptist), cousin of Jesus, corresponds with the story in the Krishna myth about the birth of the child of Nanda and his wife Yasoda." 10 Nanda was the foster-father of Krishna.

7- The Greek God Dionysos, Jesus and Krishna were all said to have been placed in a manger basket after birth.

Side: Yes, there are not differences

Were Krishna and Yeshua both crucified and later raised to heaven?

both Yeshua and Krishna were crucified between two thieves, at the age of about 30 to 36 by "wicked hands." However, this may have been wishful thinking. The "common, orthodox depiction of Krishna's death relates that he was shot in the foot with an arrow while under a tree." But:

1- Referring to the "Bagaveda-Gita and Brahminical traditions," states that the body of Krishna: "was suspended to the branches of a tree by his murderer, that it might become the prey of the vultures...[Later] the mortal frame of the Redeemer had disappeared--no doubt it had regained the celestial abodes..."

2- M. Guigniaut's Religion de l'Antiquité, which states: "The death of Crishna is very differently related. One remarkable and convincing tradition makes him perish on a tree, to which he was nailed by the stroke of an arrow."

3- There are other references to Krishna being crucified, and being shown with holes in his feet, hands and side.

In the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) Yeshua's crucifixion on a cross or stake is often referred to as being "hung on a tree:"

1- Acts 5:30: "The God of our fathers raised up Jesus...hanging him on a tree.

2- Acts 10:39: "...hanging him on a tree."

3- Acts 13:29: "...they took him down from the tree..."

4- Galatians 3:13: "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree."

5- 1 Peter 2:24: "...who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree..." (All ASV)

Side: Yes, there are not differences

I have read and studied both a little and I don't see much fundamental difference between the two The differences I see (and that I think most of you are debating) are really only different because the ideas are filtered through the minds, eyes, and writings of men from different cultures and places. In my opinion debating the specific differences of most religions (specifically religious writings) is silly and will not accomplish anything. Why not believe in both or all. Does god really prefer one mans worship over another's?

Side: Yes, there are not differences
2 points

Sure there are! Have you ever seen a Christian and then compared them to a Hindu? The differences between the two religions become mighty clear.

Side: No, there are differences
Elkurdi(52) Disputed
2 points

you can read the arguments the other side, then start to dispute them logically.

and please do not post arguments without clarifying it.

Side: Yes, there are not differences
Warlin(1212) Disputed
2 points

That's not really an argument that needs to be clarified, though I suppose a joke doesn't translate well to you. Or at least if it does, you certainly aren't showing it.

Alas, I must say that there are fairly obvious differences in both religions, not so much in the text as in the results; You don't see a whole lot of radical Hindus raging or stocking up on guns and ammo and hating various practices.

It's fairly prevalent amongst radical Christians.

So yeah. Differences.

Side: No, there are differences
Elkurdi(52) Disputed
2 points

Please read before you debate.

Debate should be useful for both sides to reach the straight path.

Side: Yes, there are not differences
1 point

There is the small fact that Christianity only has one god while Hinduism that potentially hundreds, if not thousands, of gods.

Side: No, there are differences
Elkurdi(52) Disputed
2 points

Also, Hinduism clearly states that those thousands of gods that they worship are actually spiritually one .

Monotheism in Hinduism is set in the views of the spiritual world are broad and range from monism, pantheism to panentheism, aptly termed as monistic theism and even open monotheism by some scholars, but are not polytheistic as outsiders perceive it to be.

Please read before you debate.

Debate should be useful for both sides to reach the straight path.

Side: Yes, there are not differences
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Christianity-Monotheism

Hinduism-Polytheism

I don't know how more obvious a difference can be.

Side: No, there are differences
Apollo(1608) Disputed
2 points

Hinduism-Polytheism

False .

Side: Yes, there are not differences
Elkurdi(52) Disputed
2 points

Christians believe in trinity (3) and say "we are monotheistic",Also Hindus believe in thousands of Gods and say "we are monotheistic".

Side: Yes, there are not differences
Elkurdi(52) Disputed
1 point

Actually trinity means three not one then it not (mono).

As well as Hinduisim worships thousands of gods not one God then it is not ( mono ).

with the same logic whether both religions are monotheitic or both are polytheitic.

Do not use the same logic to give different results just to serve your purposes, or prove your openion while it is faulty.

Side: Yes, there are not differences
Axmeister(4317) Disputed
0 points

Oh dear, once again Apollo disputes an argument without any evidence or source other than his own opinion (which he believes is fact).

Either way wikipedia says:

"Theistic Hinduism is a broad category which encompasses both monotheistic and polytheistic tendencies and variations on or mixes of both structures."

While Hinduism may not be fully polytheistic it is certainly not as monotheistic as Christianity.

Side: No, there are differences
thebestnancy(32) Disputed
1 point

Christians believe in trinity (3) and say "we are monotheistic",Also Hindus believe in thousands of Gods and say "we are monotheistic".

While, actually both worship many gods and made idols for them.

Look the Other side and you will know that they are similar to each other.

Side: Yes, there are not differences
2 points

Also both religions worship idols and say " we are not pagans nor idol worshipers"

Side: Yes, there are not differences
Axmeister(4317) Disputed
0 points

Christianity clearly states that the trinity is all 1 God, it doesn't have seperate festivals and days dedicated to each part of the trinity.

Side: No, there are differences