Many People, Many Faiths
- Major Religions Ranked by Size
This is a listing of the major religions of the world, ranked by number of adherents.
What is Religion?
Religion is defined as the belief, cause of good deeds and some real facts in super power over us, who can help guide us and protect us.
There are many religions on this planet but three major religions followed by over a billion people; are Christianity, Muslim, and Hinduism.
Contribution of Religion
The facts and beliefs of each religion are very old and they have a holy book for each of them. There are wise scholars for each religion and are seen narrating to people about their practice.
All Religions enlighten Man and teach him to be Humble and Tolerant. Each Religion has a different way to approach the Supreme Power, God. The paths are different but the end product is the same for all mankind. Man is an intelligent soul to figure out a path of his choice. Once he takes on the path of a particular religion, he follows the ideals and adapts its beliefs and facts. By following a particular religion, man becomes disciplined and it helps him to withstand the challenges of what Life has to throw at him.
Effect of Religion on Man
Man is born and he is in turmoil of many challenges in his journey of life. Life is not easy because he faces ups and down in his day-to-day existence. He needs something to hold on to so, that he can walk steadily and with confidence. This thing that he holds on to is like a cane, which IF given to an old or an ailing man will feel confident to walk around with. This walking stick is sturdy and can assist this old man in many ways. The same way an intelligent man holds on to some age-old facts and beliefs, which is termed as Religion and it becomes his shield against the challenges he comes across in his lifetime.
Religion helps knock the inner conscious of Man. By understanding the respective scriptures and rituals he is able to build his foundation on certain ethics and faith on the Almighty. Each Religion has its own name for the Almighty. Some examples are Allah, Jesus, and Krishna. Man has given many names to the Almighty but God is one.
All Religions preach commitment in their path, which leads to good actions and that helps man climb a step towards enlightenment, which will eventually lead him closer to the Almighty. Let Man learn to develop tolerance for each other's religion that they are following.
We all are moving in a circle of life. The Almighty created Man and Man has founded many religions and given many names to it. He has also named God in different ways in their respective religions. The path to enlightenment is different in all religions but the conclusion is the same…one God!
Let us all unite under this roof and stop communal riots because we ALL are the children of one God. United we stand and if divided under different beliefs then we will ALL lose our path towards the main goal that we all are born for...Enlightenment.