World Religion Project


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  • For the first thousand years of Christian history, there were no "denomination" within the Christian church as there are today.
  • Christianity is a religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament.
  • God called god
  • Good Friday, Mardi Gras, St. Valentine's Day, Easter Sunday, Halloween and Christmas are the major holidays.
  • Go to church every Sunday.
  • Christianity is polytheistic
  • The bible is the name of the holy book.
  • Prayer is a common ritual.

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  • Hanukkah is the major holiday
  • Judaism is monotheistic.
  • Judaism traces its history back to the creation of mankind, but the explicitly Jewish historical origins begin with Abraham and the Hebrews.
  • Goes to their church Sundays
  • Torah, Tanakh, Talmud, Midrash, Responsa, and Zohar are the sacred texts.
  • Prayer is a ritual.

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  • Islam arose in 6th Century C.E Arabia.
  • There were pockets of Judaism and Christianity but, for the most part, they were overshadowed by the cults of the tribal gods that indulged in some barbaric practices.
  • God is named Allah.
  • Islam is monotheistic.
  • Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha are the major and only holidays Islam.

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  • Buddhism is neither monotheistic or polytheistic.
  • Buddha Shakyamuni was born as a royal prince in 624 BC in a place called Lumbini, which was originally in northern India but is now part of Nepal.
  • Meditation - Mental concentration and mindfulness
  • Mudras - Symbolic hand gestures
  • Tipitaka is the holy book.
  • Belief in peace and no war.

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  • Hinduism is monotheistic
  • Vedas is the sacred text.
  • Holi is the biggest holiday in the Hinduism religion.
  • Hindus believe in a one, all-pervasive Supreme Being who is both immanent and transcendent, both Creator and Unmanifest Reality.
  • People needed to find another way to practice their religion after being banned from rituals because of their status. Karma became a major belief in Hindu life, as well as the belief in one God, Brahman, with many reflections, such as Vishnu and Shiva. There are so many different beliefs and customs within the Hindu religion and everyone seems to adopt their own approach. Some Hindus believe that they must work towards enlightenment throughout their entire lives, while some follow a four-stage progression in their lives.