World Religions Project

Jerrin Jacob

Christianity

Christianity is a monotheistic religion, only worshiping one god. The holy book for Christians are the holy bible. Some major holidays are, Christmas, Easter, Good Friday, and Passover. Some rituals are going to church on the sabbath day, which is Sundays for Christians.

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Judaism

Jews are monotheistic, they believe that there is only one god. The difference between Jews and Christians is that Jews do not believe In Jesus. The holy book for the Jews are the Torah. It is the Old Testament of the bible. Some major holidays are, yom kippur, Rosh Hashanah, and sukkot. Some rituals, once you have died, the body is washed thoroughly, and the body is hurried in a simple pine coffin. The Jewish sabbath day is Friday, that is when they attend synagogues.

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Hinduism

Hinduism is a polytheistic religion, they worship more than one god. They worship many gods. Rituals associated with sculptures and images of gods in home shrines are also a part of Hinduism. Hindus don't have just one holy book, they have multiple scriptures, some sriptures are The Upanishads are the oldest and most mystical, the Mahaburata has all the stories. Hindus have an holiday every day of the year.

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Buddhism

Buddhism is neither polytheistic nor monotheistic. Buddhists don't believe in god. The Buddhists holy book is called the tipitaka. Some major holidays for the Buddhists are Vesak also known as Buddha day, another holiday is uposatha also known as observance day. Some rituals that buddhists practice are, meditation, pilgrimage, and prayer.

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Islam

Islam is a monotheistic religion. The holy book is called Quran, some of the major holidays in the Muslim belief are, Haj, Eid, and Ramadan. Haj is when millions of Muslims take a pilgrimage to mecca, and Ramadan is when Muslims fast during day time.

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