Catholicism VS Hinduism

ROOTS and FRUITS.

ROOTS (Keep your roots deep in him [Jesus] ) Colossians 2:7

FRUITS (A tree is known by the kind of fruit it bears) Matthew 12:33

A comparative study of the 5 major world religions based on the Holy Bible and Living Religion (1993) Mudge, Taylor, Morrissey et al, Longman, Melbourne.

CATHOLICISM

HINDUISM

Belief in one God of 3 divine Persons.

R

F

Belief in many gods.

All people are created by God with equal dignity.

O

A

The Caste System.

One life on Earth, then eternal life in Heaven or Hell.

O

I

Reincarnation.

"He who believes and is baptised will be saved. He who does not believe will be condemned." Mk 16:16

T

T

No precise doctrine.

P. 284

Salvation by faith and good works.

Jam. 2:24

S

H

Karma: actions have consequences.

p. 286

Personal moral responsibility (conscience).

F

M

Group moral responsibility (dharma).

P. 296

One moral law for all people.

R

O

Moral obligations related to caste.

P. 297

Founded by Jesus who said, "You cannot come to the Father except through me."

U

R

No specific founder.

The life of sanctity for all.

I

A

Total acceptance of caste status.

P. 285

Freedom from death, sin and evil with Christ forever in Heaven. Or permanent separation in Hell.

T

L

Bondage to the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.

P. 283

Associate with the lowly. Lk 14:21

Rom 12: 16

S

S

"Let him [of a higher caste] not dwell…with…the lower castes."

P. 298

' it is not inappropriate to caution those Christians who enthusiastically welcome certain ideas originating in the religious traditions of the Far East …'

(Pope John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p. 89)

THESE BELIEF SYSTEMS ARE CONTRADICTORY.

BOTH CANNOT BE TRUE.



* Please note that this text should be read in the context of the whole work and in recognition of the appropriate paragraphs of the Catechism of the Catholic Church highlighted in the index.