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Seven Different Religions Of The World

Updated on October 30, 2012




The Seven Different Religions Of The World

Buddhism- Buddhism came about from Siddhartha Gautama, who reached enlightment and got the title Buddha.

Buddhist believe that morality,wisdom and mediation are the path to enlightment. They believe in reincarnation and that people must go through the stages of birth,life and death. After these three stages then a person reaches Nirvana. Nirvana is the state of peace,happiness and freedom from worry and pain. This is the highest spiritual plane a person can get.

Christianity- Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and that he died do there sins can be forgiven. Christians believe that there is a heaven and that those who repent there sins before God will be forgiven and be ale to go to heaven.

Christians can be Catholic or Protestants. There are also many other groups as well like Baptist,Episcopalians,Lutherans,Methodist and Evangelicals. Christians go to church once a week or many of times during the week. They even may be baptized and take communion as a symbol of Christ's sacrifice. The Christian Bible is there sacred text and it's two parts The Old Testament and The New Testament. In the church a relirious leader can be called many different names like, Priests.preachers,deacons,pastors and ministers.

Islam- Muslims are followers of Mohammad. Muslims believe in God, there Arabic term for God is Allah. This religion has five pillars and the five pillars of Islam include reciting the profession of faith,ritual prayer five times daily at certain times of the day, fasting during the month called Ramadan, A pilgrimage to Mecca and donations to the poor and needy. The holy city of Muslim is Mecca. They worship mosques and follow specific religious practices that are related to food and water. Muslims usually don't drink alcohol or eat pork. There sacred text is Quran. Islamic has a variety of religious leaders.

Hinduism- Hindus believe in Unity of everything, called Brahman. The purpose of life is to realize that all are a part of God. How a person moves towards enlightment is determines by Karma. Karma is the result of actions in past lives and actions in this life can determine one's destiny in future lives. God deeds and thoughts can cause a person to be reborn at a higher level, but bad deeds can cause a person to be born at a lower level. Holy men are called Sadhus. The text of Hinduism is Vedas.

Atheists- Atheists are people that believe there is no God. There is a difference between Atheists and Agnostic, Agnostic claim they do not know or cannot know if God exist, they don't deny that God might exist where Atheist do not believe at all in God and they deny the existence of God. For Atheists this belief is strongly held as any other religious belief listed.

Judaism- Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. Judaism is divided into Reform, conservative and Orthodox movements. Jewish people believe there is one God. They belive that God is merciful and that they should follow God's laws. Jewish people belive that God gave them laws through Moses in the form of Torah. Jewish services are normally held on Friday evening and sometimes on Saturday in temples or synagogues. The sabbath day is called Shabbat. Shabbat is a special day for rest. On the Shabbat jewish people can not do certain things, this lasts from Friday sundown until Saturday sundown. Jewsih religious leaders are called rabbis.

Spirituality- Spirituality refers to concerns of the spirit, the sacred or the soul. Some people consider themselves to be spiritual but not religious. Spirituality centers around thoughts of a spiritual aspect of life and nature beyond worldly things. It can be associated with inner peace and well being. It can refer to a persons overall meaning or purpose of life.


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      GlstngRosePetals 5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Thank you SkeetyD for the wonderful compliment :0)

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      SkeetyD 5 years ago from Barbados

      I like how you summarised each of the religions. The paragraphs were compact but filled with information and that is not an easy feat. Well done! Voted up

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      GlstngRosePetals 5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Thank you for your visit. Yes religion and culture are very important to all of us.

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      It's always interesting to see different faiths and how they help shape culture. Although there is a lot of conflict today with the War on Terror and other situations, it's always important to know the basics behind each faith.

      Voted up and sharing!

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      GlstngRosePetals 5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Paladin: Through the research I checked Atheism and Spirtuality are classified as religions and also I know there are other religions but if you check my subtitle It saids seven so I did Seven but thanks for your comment anyways.

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      Paladin_ 5 years ago from Michigan, USA

      While I appreciate you mentioning atheists, let me be the first to point out that atheism is not a religion. Nor is "spirituality." And, of course, there are many other ACTUAL religions not mentioned here (though you did hit the major ones).

      Not to be nit-picky, but come on!

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      shamelabboush 5 years ago

      A very educated hub, really. I enjoyed reading it.

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      GlstngRosePetals 5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Earth Angel- Wow I didn't know there was that many. I'll have to do some more research. I agree Buddhism to me is away of life as well. I thankyou for your comment.

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      Earth Angel 5 years ago

      Blessings to you for this lovely summary! Actually, in the U.S. there are over 330 separate and distinctly recognized religions!! And although Buddhism is most often lumped under religions, it is really NOT a religion but a way of life, a way of living! You can be practicing the Jewish religion and still be living a Buddhist way of Life!! Blessings Always, Earth Angel!!