Religions Around the World
By Ross Benway
Christians believe in one God, but believe that that one God is three people. They believe that the three are God, The Father, God, The Son (Jesus), and God, the Holy Spirit. It is a complicated concept, but comes from a very long history in the Bible. Their have been more copies of the Bible than any other book in the world. It is also considered one of the most violent books in the world. Christians go to Church, where they pray. Every time they go to church, it is called Mass. At each mass, they receive the eucharist, which is a blessed piece of bread, which represents Gods body. They do this, to have God inside them. They also have what are called Sacriments. Christians go therough the sacriments as they grow in the Church. Christians holidays are very popular. In fact, many of them have been celebrated by non-christians. These include Christmas, the birth of Jesus, Lent, where Jesus suffered for 40 days, and Easter, where Jesus died, and rose from the dead.
I know Buddha sounds a bit harsh wanting to rid ignorance, but he means ignorance which leads to judgement. I mean How could this guy be mean?
This Buddha is in the backyard of a house in my old town in NJ. It stands 25 feet in the air and you can even google it!
Islam's central teaching is that there is one all-powerful, all-knowing God, who is referred to by the Arabic name, Allah. In Arabic, Islam means "surrender," or "submission," to the will of God.
Islam was founded by the prophet Mohammed. Muslims believe Mohammed was the last and most important in a series of prophets.
The holy book of Islam is the Quran , which means "the timeless words of God."
The core practices are known as the Five Pillars -- daily prayer, faith, fasting, pilgrimage and alms giving.
Performing the Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. Hajj means to set out for a place and for Muslims that place is Mecca. It is mandatory for every Muslim to make the journey at least once in a lifetime. Over 2 million Muslims made the pilgrimage in 2005. The big muslim holiday is Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the year and during which, Muslims fast during sunlight everday.