World Religions

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Christianity

The Christian faith is a monotheistic religion. They believe in only one God and believe that Jesus is the son of God who came to Earth, lived a perfect and sinless life to die on the cross for our sins so that we could have a relationship with Him and God. The holy book to them is The Bible. Christmas is a HUGE holiday to them for it was the day that Jesus Christ was born. They also value Easter very highly because it is the day that Jesus resurrected from the dead. A process called baptism is a very important ritual in the faith, it symbolizes one going public with their relationship with God. Praying, reading the bible, reaching the broken, serving and attending church is all big in Christianity.


What is Christianity?

Judaism

Judaism, like Christianity, is a monotheistic religion. They reference and base their religion off of the Torah. They believe to be the "chosen people" of God. Jews connect with God through an eternal dialogue with God through tradition, rituals, prayers, and ethical actions. The Jews main holiday is greatly known worldwide as Hanukah. Hanukah is eight nights and days. They traditionally recite three prayers a day, and the fourth one on special holidays.
The Story of Judaism

Hinduism

Hinduism is the main religion in India. The religion has several complex traditions and is known as one of the oldest religions. Hinduism when it comes to God, is very complex. And depends on the person itself and their traditions. It is considered to be monotheistic and polytheistic. They mostly devote themselves to one God yet set the existence of others. Hobbies of theirs include yoga. They celebrate many holidays and festivals such as Holi. Their festivals include festival dancing, vivid colors and lights.

Buddhism

Buddhism is a religion in India and Asia that is based off of the teachings of the "Buddha". Buddha is believe to have lived and teach in India thousands of years ago. Buddhism has two many branches, Theravada and Mahayana. Unlike Christianity, Buddhism does not believe in an eternal soul, they believe in rebirth. They believe that Buddha is a fully awakened person with a pure mind. Buddhists celebrate several holidays such as Buddhas Birthday and The Festival of The Tooth. One of their most sacred books is known as the, Tripitaka.

Islam

The Islamic faith is a monotheistic religion. Muslims believe that their purpose is to serve God and that he is the one and only. They have many specific names when referring to God. They believe in angels and their holy book is known as the Quran. They Muslims only have two official holidays, Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. Both holidays they give or sacrifice something whether it is an animal or charity. The Islamic holidays follow the lunar calendar.