So What's the Difference|
Between Hinduism and Christianity?
A Summary for Christians
1. Introduction: Every Man is God
To the Western way of thinking, Hinduism is a strange way of looking at life. That's because we who live in the Western world (Europe and North and South America) have a heritage much different from that of the people of Asia.
Western thought began in ancient Greece where men like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle saw that the universe had a plan and purpose. To these early Greek ideas, Jusaism and Christianity added the teachings of the Bible, which explained that this plan and purpose reflected the nature of a rational and energetic God who had created the universe. Because Western man believed this explanation, modern science was born. In other words, Western man became scientific because he was sure he could find law in nature. Why was he sure? Because he believed in a Law-giver . The scientist today can look at a microbe, a plant or a star and see plan and purpose in their existence. He can also see exactly where they fit into the order of things. But remember, this scientific way of thinking got started because Western man believed in the God of the Bible, Yahweh.
 Alfred North Whitehead, Science and the Modern World (New York, Free Press, 1967), chap.1