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Seven Different Religions Of The World
The Seven Different Religions Of The World
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.