Creation Myths from Different World Religions

Buddhism

The Buddhism religion teaches more about the world creation. According to the religion, creation takes place repeatedly throughout time. It is noted that at the beginning of each Kalpa (cycle)land is bound to form in darkness and on the surface of the water. On the other side, the spiritual beings who populated the universe in the previous Kalpha are reborn. One of the humans takes form of human and starts the human race, which is referred to the interval that is taking place in the world today. Eventually the Universe ends up dissolving as all the living creatures return to the soul life and the cycle repeats itself.  The Lam Shenpen Hookham of Buddhism asserts that the Buddhism evidence that everything emanates from the Primordial expanse of Openness Clarity and Sensitivity and is in the form of illusion.  Such forms are seen not to be coming to any existence rather the illusion is created by infinite intricate connections that are not anywhere and not even in time as required. Again, time and illusions are part of this kind of illusion that is emanating from that primordial expanse, thus the whole incidence is very mysterious. Evidently, from the Buddhism perspective there is no problem with life on earth having evolved somehow, but again the evolution is not in full account of the creation story that took place.  Under evolution, many questions are left unanswered in a way that one argues that Buddhism is much closer to creationism as the whole world is created by awareness. The awareness evident shows that human beings who inhabit the earth are very aware of their daily happenings. Moreover, evolution only gives a kind of history of how the given history unfolds.

Hinduism

In the Hindu religion, there are a variety of creation stories. One of these stories started with the sacrifice of primal man who was named as Purusa. The body of Purusa was referred to as the entire universe while the lower parts of his body was the earth and the rest of the body became the heavens. It was noted that the various castes of human came from parts of Purusa body as his arms became the warriors, his legs were converted to be commoners and his feet the serfs. There were the ancient Purunas Vedic books that evidenced that the universe formed from the breath of their God named as Vishnu. The last from the duration of one exhalation and inhalation with each breath also proved that countless universe emanated from Vishnu in seed like forms that expanded over a long period of time. Vishnu was noted to multiply himself in as many forms as there are universe and enters into each universe.

Consequently, the Hindu creation theory evidence that before the creation time began there was no heaven, no earth and there was no space between. Moreover, there was a vast dark Ocean that was washed upon the shores of nothing and additionally the edges of the whole night were licked. There was giant cobra that floated on the waters as controlled by Lord Vishnu.  At this time of creation, the night had ended, Vishnu awoke as the dawn began to break. During this time of the day, a magnificent lotus flower was seen to grow on Vishnu’s navel. At the middle of the flowers blossom, Vishnu’s servant named Braham sat down in wait of his Lord command. It was then Vishnu commanded that it is the time to create the world that his Servant Braham vowed. A strong wind blew and swept the waters making both Vishnu and his servant Braham to vanish. Moreover, Braham remained in the Lotus flower, floating and tossing on the sea. He was so powerful that he lifted his hands to calm both the seal and the ocean.   

Christianity

The Christianity creation theory can be found in the book of Genesis where God is evidenced to be the controller of all the creation taking place in the world. The story of Christian creation describes the creation of light and darkness, plants, The earth in general, animals and lastly the humankind.  The creation of all these things took place in six days according to the Christian creation theory whereby in the seventh day God rested. By counting all the Kings of the generations of ancestors in the Bile one would approximately calculated that creation took place like 4000 years ago. Moreover, in the current world it is accepted that the creation story is more mythical and should be taken simply that a story that is used describe that God is all powerful. It is true that some Christians tries their best to explains that the creation story was written by some human beings and not dictated by God Himself. However, many fundamentalists Christians argue that the universe really was created as described in Genesis and God was the main dictator of the whole process that took place.

Consequently, the difficulties linked to the Christians creation theory are more insurmountable. The evidence sought from fossil records, evolutionary biology, archeology, geology, paleontology, Physics and Human history are clear evidence that the earth was formed some years back. There are two genesis creation stories that are namely the first creation and the second creation story. The first Genesis creation story is found in Genesis 1: 1, 2:3 and the second creation story is found in Genesis 2:4-25.  Despite the fact that these stories are much similar, they tend to contradict each other in every aspect of the whole story. Some have attempted to harmonize what is meant by a day in the creation stories to be 1000 day to link the creation stories to science that states that creation took place over billion years ago. However, there ere stories that contradict reality in the sequence of events that are described and in the logic that is used in the whole creation story. Moreover, it is evident that the genesis creation story has been used as an excuse to suppress and punish scientists who have contradicted it mostly throughout the Christian era and have also been used as instruments in dementing the human understanding of the world. The two creation stories in Genesis were written by different people each retelling the Mesopotamian myth from a slight different pint of view referred to as God. Again, each feature used in the story showed different elements, different symbolisms and the use of different writing styles. In the first creation story God is seen to be much more responsible, thus the phrase Elohim is used 34 times while in the second account of creation God is said to be specific, thus the phrase YHVH is used 20 times.     

 

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