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Critical Thinking Assignment
Haley, Jennifer
APOL 104 D43
November 26, 2013

Part one
The Question of Origin:
In Buddhism, they don’t believe in an all-powerful God who created our world so they diffidently don’t teach it. Believers look to Buddha, their religion’s founder, for a model of how act. Buddhist view, the world is infinite in both time and space; the world is created and destroyed over and over again in a process we call, natural evolution.
The Question of Identity:
Buddhist considers everything living to be sacred and/or spiritual in nature. They also believe in reincarnation and a person’s spiritual future is based only on ones good or bad decisions in a lifetime which is known as Karma.
The Question of Meaning/Purpose:
The primary purpose is to end suffering. Buddha believed and therefore taught that people suffer because they are too wrapped up in things that do not give long lasting happiness and are too busy trying to hold to things such as, friends, material possessions and things that do not last. In the end it will only lead to sorrow. This is where the Four Noble Truths come into play: teaches that all life is marked by suffering, suffering is caused by desire and attachment, suffering can be stopped, and the way to end suffering is to follow the Noble Eightfold Path.
The Question of Morality:
Love, respect and compassion are three things that are highly valued in Buddhism as an ethical and moral path for their model of behavior. The Noble Eightfold Path contains right knowledge, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. They follow this for their spiritual well-being. They are to follow the Five Precepts for the here and now refraining from taking a life, taking what is not given, refrain from involving themselves in wrong sexual relations, wrong…...

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