|Jesus would live only 33 years but he made a huge impact on the world. Christians believe that Jesus is the messiah that was predicted in the Old Testament, the Son of God who takes away the sins of the earth. People of other faiths have different views. Muslims believe in Jesus' virgin birth and believe that he was one of the greatest messengers to mankind. They do not believe that he was crucified. For more information about how Muslims see Jesus Christ, take a look at this: a brief guide to Islam|
Jews do not believe that Jesus was the Messiah. They believe that the Messiah has yet to come. This messiah will, among other things, bring an end to war and suffering, rescue the children of Israel from exile, and bring people back to God, although not necessarily to Judaism. For more about Judaism and Jesus Christ, take a look at this: Being Jewish
The Dalai Lama offers a Buddhist perspective of Jesus: "the model of a spiritually mature, good, and warm-hearted person." A way to emulate Jesus would be to practice meditation. Christians may call that "centering prayer." Thicht Nhat Hanh, a Zen Buddhist, sees Jesus as "someone interested in the well being of all sentient beings," which is something very important to the Buddhist faith.
For an interesting article about how the Buddhist see Jesus, take a look at Jesus through Buddhist Eyes
Hinduism is a faith that accepts many gods. There is no concept of a prophet or a messenger from God. Here is an article that describes the beliefs of Hindus at great length and explains the differences between Hinduism and Christianity: Hinduism and Christianity
Thursday, January 7, 2016
The radiant joy of epiphany
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