World religion project

By: isy Martinez

Christianity

The religion based on the person and teaching of Jesus Nazareth or it's belief or practice. Christianity was founded in the early 1st century AD, with the teaching, miracles, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Today Christianity has a wide variety of forms, beliefs and practices but all center around faith in Jesus Christ. For example going to Sunday services is a sign as a ritual. Christianity is monotheistic because they believe there is only 1 god. They do have a major book called the bible or the holy book. There are many holidays but one the most people celebrate is Christmas the birth of Jesus.


Judaism

The monotheistic religion of the Jews. Which means they only belief in 1 god. One of the oldest religions still existing today. Began as the religion of the small nation of the Hebrews, and through thousands of years of suffering, persecution, dispersion, and occasional victory, has continued to be a profoundly influential religion and culture. Modern Judaism is a complex phenomenon that incorporates both a nation and a religion, and often combines strict adherence to ritual laws with a more liberal attitude towards religious belief. All denominations of Judaism teach that the four letter name of god, YHVH, is forbidden to be uttered except by the High Priest, in the Temple. They use the Hebrew bible. The holiday we hear that they celebrate is Hanukah because it's the Festival of Lights.


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Hinduism

A major religious and culture tradition of South Asia, develop from Vedic religion. An ancient religion with no founder or known date of origin. This religion is polytheistic because they believe in many gods. The term "Hinduism" simply derives from the word "India" and refers to a wide variety of religious traditions and philosophies that have developed in India over thousands of years. They have many gods; these are the gods names Krishna, Vishnu, Shiva, Lakshmi, Durga, Saraswati, Venkateswara, Aiyappa. Hindu beliefs include: the authority of the Vedas (the oldest Indian sacred texts) and the Brahmans (priests); the existence of an enduring soul that transmigrates from one body to another at death (reincarnation); and the law of karma that determines one's destiny both in this life and the next. They don't have a particular book but they use various scriptures. They have a lot of holidays they celebrate but none we recognize.


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Buddhism

A religion originated in India by Buddha and,after spreading to china. Buddhism remains the dominant religion of the Far East and is increasingly popular in the West. Given the association of Buddhism with the meditating monk, one might well assume that Buddhism emphasizes practices over beliefs. It is true that right practices are important in Buddhism, but the faith really centers on correct understanding of human nature and ultimate reality. Buddhism is neither monotheistic or polytheist because they don't depend on existence of a god who created the universe. Since they don't believe in a god there is no name for their "god." They don't have a specific holy book but they do read from other written books about their religion. The don't have a lot of major holidays but they do have one holiday that I think is interesting it's called Buddha's birthday. I just think that is an interesting holiday.


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Islam

The religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith which means the only belief in 1 god. Regarded as revealed through mudhammed as the prophet of Allah Muhammad in the 7th century, which were later recorded in the Qur'an (Koran), Islam's sacred text. There is no official creed to which one must adhere to be considered a Muslim. All that is required is to believe and recite the Shahada. They have in god they prefer to the most which is Allah. They do have a holy book it is called Qur'an. They have a lot of major holidays there are none that we hear tho.


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