World Religions Project

Robin Kim

Christianity

Christianity is the religion in which the people base the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, from the New Testament. Christians believe that Jesus is the son of god, in fact most of the world believes in Christianity. This monotheistic religion is the world's largest religion with 2.2 billion supporters, which are called Christians. Christianity is based on the bible, in which Christians read as their holy book. Some major holidays in this religion are Christmas, where we celebrate the birth of Jesus and Easter, where we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Some practiced rituals are praying and getting baptized. Christianity was founded in the early 1st century AD, with the teachings, miracles, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.
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Documentary How Christianity Spread Throughout The Roman Empire

Judaism

Judaism is a monotheistic religion in which people believe in the Torah, there are basically 3 groups of Jewish people. The 3 groups are Orthodox Jews, Reform Jews, and Conservative and Reform Jews. Jewish rituals and holidays base around the events in the history of Jews, such as Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Passover, and the well-known Hanukkah. Major texts of this religion are the Torah, which is written on scrolls, the Tenakh, which is an ancient collection of writings, and the Talmud which is an important collection of Jewish writings. Judaism began about 4000 years ago with the Hebrew people in the Middle East, a hebrew man named Andrew was considered the father of Jewish faith. This was because the came up with the idea of Jewish faith, also known as there is only one god.


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Judaism: Inside the Torah - National Geographic

Hinduism

Hinduism is a monotheistic religion in which the people believe that a human being's basic nature is not confined to the body or mind. This may be confusing but all the little gods in Hinduism are representations of the one Supreme God. Some important writings in Hinduism are the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Mhabharata, and the Ramayana. Some rituals and holidays in Hinduism are Diwali, which is the festival of lights, Holi, which is the festival that marks the coming of spring, and Dussehra, which is the festival which marks Rama's triumph over the evil Ravana. This religion was started about 4000 years ago in India, by people known as Aryans.


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World Religions: Hinduism

Buddhism

Buddhism is a religion that is neither polytheistic or monotheistic, which the people are taught the 3 Universal Truths and the 4 Noble Truths. This religion started about 2500 years ago by a man named Siddhartha Gautama, who realized the real meaning of Buddhism. He was given the title of Buddha, which means Enlightened One. The Buddhism religion celebrate 2 main festivals/holidays, and those are called Wesak and Vassa. Wesak celebrates the birth of Buddha and Vassa celebrates the time to mediate and study. This religion does not believe in a god, but does have some writings that the Buddha wrote down. After Buddha passed, his teachings were written down and placed in the Ripataka, the Three Baskets.


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What is Buddhism? How is it Distinctive from other religions?

Islam

The religion of Islam is a monotheistic religion centered in the belief in the one god, with the name of Allah. Allah is simply an arabic word for God, and in this religion Allah is sometimes worshipped over God because it is neither masculine or feminine. Muslims have 6 major beliefs, to believe in one god, Allah. To believe in the angels, to believe in the holy books sent to all the prophets, to believe in all the Prophets sent by God, and to believe in the Day of Judgement after life and death. And finally to believe in divine decree. There are 6 major holidays/rituals in Islam which are Id ul-Fitr, Hajj, Id ul-Adha , Id Ul-Ghadir, and Milad an-Nabi and Lailat al-Qadr. The final scripture sent by god of this religion is called Koran or Qur'an, which is the speech of God revealed in the Arabic language to Muhammad during his mission of 23 years. This scripture emphasizes ethical, moral and spiritual values.


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ISLAM - The True Religion Of God (Allah) - [HD]