How does Buddhism differ from Christianity?
There Is No God Void vs. Loving God (emptiness, apathy, ignorance)
In Buddhist thought, there is no supreme being, no Creator, no omnipotent omnipresent God, no loving Lord over his creation. Ultimate reality is an impersonal void or emptiness (Sunyata). Only the void is permanent.
To a Buddhist, saying that God exists is like saying that the void exists. Saying that God is loving and desires relationship with us is saying God is ignorance since all desire comes from ignorance. Saying that God created us and has a purpose for our lives is saying that God is karma, the cause and effect of our existence. Thus, in Buddhist thought, the concept of God is most closely equated to the void, ignorance, and karma.
So who are Buddhists bowing down and praying to in their temples? Remember that Buddhism has adapted and absorbed many other beliefs rooted in animism and ancestral worship.
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