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Examine different religious beliefs about the nature and purpose of life

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´╗┐Examine different religious beliefs about the nature and purpose of life Intro- What is my purpose in life is a question asked by many people as they ponder the reasons for their existence. Different religion have different views about what?s they thing the nature and purpose of life is. In this essay I will be exploring these different views and comparing how similar and different each religion is . Purpose : Christianity- 1. In the Christian view, everybody who was ever and will be born on this planet have a reason and a purpose. 2. Each person will be different, but everybody was born for a special reason that God had planned for their life even before they were born. ...read more.

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and their responsibilities to him. 4. Being conscious of Allah helps Muslims to live a godly life and not to give into temptation. 5. Muslims believe that life is a test and that on the Day of Judgement everyone will be judged on both their actions and their intentions. 6. For Muslims this life has purpose because it will determine where they spend the afterlife Buddhism- 1. to become enlightened and discover Nirvana- follow the noble eightfold path 2. to end suffering 3. 3 marks of existence ? anicca, (impermanent) durke (suffering), analta (no fixed self) 4. Create good karma and become a human self 5. Break the cycle of death and rebirth 6. Find happiness Nature: Christianity- 1. ...read more.

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The first and the foremost basic right of a human being is the right to live. The Glorious Qur'an says: 2. "?if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people." [Al-Qur'an 5:32] 3. Such is the value of a single human life, that the Qur'an equates the taking even one human life unjustly, with killing all of humanity. 4. . Only a proper and competent court can decide whether an individual has forfeited his right to life by disregarding the right to life and peace of other human beings. Buddhism 1. Everything in life is not permanent 2. The Buddha understood the true nature of living- enlightened 3. We lack understanding of the true nature of this ...read more.

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