The top five world religions

Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam

Christianity

Christianity is a trinitarian monotheism religion that originated in the city of Jerusalem in present-day Israel. Christianity teaches that there is a god, and he created everything in existence. And that he sent his son to die on a cross for us to save us from sin. There are many different denominations of Christianity. They follow and live by a holy book called the bible, written by a variety of important historical people before and after Jesus's life. The book is divided into many part which ultimately divide into two; the Old Testament, and the New Testament. The god they believe in has multiple names, but it is a belief in the trinity, which consists of the father, spirit, and son.

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Judaism

The monotheistic religion of the Jews. They are different than Christians in the fact that they don't believe in the trinity. This religion was started by Abraham. It started in 2000 BC, founded in Mesopotamia. Their holy book, the Torah is considered to have been written by people inspired by God. The Jews do not believe in Jesus as the son of god, but as a prophet. They have a couple major holidays, Hanukkah, Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Purim. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=buhBtLWzSUU


Hinduism

Silent adorations to Satchidananda Para-Brahman, Who is the silent Witness of all minds, Who is the Indweller in all beings, Who has projected this world for His own Lila or sport, Who is the support for this world, body and mind and all movements, and Who is the foundation for all societies and their activities. Hindus do not have a single book like the Christians and Muslims. They read the Bhagavad Gita, Veda and Upanishads. Hindu refers to an identity associated with the philosophical, religious and cultural systems that are indigenous to the Indian sub-continent. In general use today, it refers to an adherent of Hinduism. Hinduism is polytheistic.

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Islam

is a monotheistic religion articulated by the Quran, their holy book in which they believed to be written by the prophet of Allah, Muhammad. Muhammadis considered to be the last prophet of their god. They call their god Allah. Muslims have two major religious observances each year, Ramadan and Hajj. The Muslim prayer is a combination of physical actions, verbal sayings, and an internal feeling in the heart. Muslims are required to be in a state of calmness, serenity and humbleness while performing their prayers. Once the prayer is started, a series of sayings and actions are performed. The sayings include reciting parts of the holy Qur'an. Fasting means to refrain from having all kinds of food, drink and sexual intercourse from dawn to sunset. Muslims are required to fast during the month of Ramadan every year.

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Buddhism

Buddhism is neither monotheistic or polytheistic, we do not believe in a higher power. We believe in a peace that is found inside of yourself and reflects in everything that you see and feel. This religion comes from the word budhi, which means enlighten. Buddha, who is actually siddhartha Gautama, is called Buddha, meaning the awakened one. The sacred book of Buddhism is called the Tipitaka. Buddhism is recognized as the fastest growing religion in the world.http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IvZC4SHtuSM