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Describe the Christian Cosmology and the Cosmology of one other Religion

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JESSICA THEAKSTON Describe the Christian Cosmology and the Cosmology of one other Religion The Christian cosmology, or the Creation story, can be found in the first chapter of the book of Genesis from the Bible. The story describes how God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh day. On the first day, the Bible says that God created Heaven and the Earth. The world was dark so God then created light, which He separated from the dark. He called the light 'day' and the dark 'night'. On the second day He said 'Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water form water'. God separated one expanse of water from the other and he named the space that was left between the 'Sky'. ...read more.

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The sixth day, Gods last day of work, God created animals to live on dry land and then he created man and woman in his own image to rule over all of the animals in the sea, in the air, and on the land. He told both man and woman to 'Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the Earth and subdue it'. God rested on the seventh day when the 'Heavens and the Earth were completed in all their vast array', and God had finished his work. The Hindu Cosmology however is very different. The story goes that before time began there was no Heaven or Earth there was only a large expanse of water that stretched to the ends of the world. ...read more.

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He gave all of these creatures the power to feel and move and the senses of touch and smell. Then Brahma closed his eyes and the lotus flower once again closed over him and the world returned to the endless ocean upon which Lord Vishnu floated on his cobra. There are many Hindu beliefs that are portrayed in this story. Hindus believe the cyclical motion of things such as the cycle of the seasons, the cycle of day and night and the cycle of reincarnation. The cycle in this story is of destruction and creation. The story also specifically points out the belief that every single living creature has a soul or an Atman when it says that he gave every animal the power to feel and move and all of the senses, which gives a reason for the Hindu belief of reincarnation. ...read more.

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