Our world's religions

Keith Murphy

Buddhism

Buddhism was created in 6th b.c. by a man named Siddhartha Guatama. Siddhartha Guatama had never seen sickness or old age before and when he first saw it he was so terrified that he ran away and started meditating looking for an answer about this. It took siddhartha 6 years of meditation to create the religion Buddhism. Buddhism was originated in Lumbini which is present day Nepal. Buddhism has spread through Asia before and is now in multiple countries including North America. The beliefs of Buddhism are reincarnation, karma, and dharma. The beliefs of Buddhism are the "four noble truths" which is existence is suffering(dukhka) suffering has a cause, namely craving and attachment(trishna) there is a cessation of suffering, which is nirvana, and there is a path to the cessation of suffering the "eightfold path" of right views, right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. People of Buddhism are supposed to be cremated after death but some get buried.

Practicing the religion Buddhism can affect the daily life of a follower starting off with meditation at the beginning of the day. A follower of Buddhism eats a vegetarian diet so they can harm little amount of living things as possible. Followers try their hardest to make the right decision everyday so it doesn't affect them in a bad way but help affect them in a good way. Followers try not to be greedy and wish to have something someone else has because it is against their religion to desire something someone else has.

Hinduism

Hinduism is not just a religion but it is a way of life. Hinduism does not have one god, but it has many gods, this is called polytheism. The sacred texts of Hinduism are the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Epics. Hinduism was first created in India in 2000 B.C.E. Hinduism has over 1,000,000,000 followers. Hinduism has spread throughout the world in many countries including the United States. The caste system is a system that divides people up into groups based on their jobs passed down by their parents. The caste system was created in 1500 BC by the Aryians. The three main beliefs of Hinduism are karma, dharma, and reincarnation, and moksha. The practices of Hindu people are rituals such as worship, and meditation. The code of conduct for Hinduism is they shall not steal, do not harm others by thoughts, words or actions, be truthful, be faithful in marriage, be patient, be kind to one another. In the religion of Hinduism they practice the way of burying after death.

Practicing Hinduism can affect the daily lives of it's followers because they eat a vegetarian diet so they do not kill any animals or any living things. The caste system affects their lives everyday because it divides society into different groups and rankings based on how their parents worked when they were younger. Karma affects a Hindu's life because it is a belief that they follow to make sure they do not do something bad or something bad will happen to them in the future. We should respect every living soul as we believe everything is gods children.

Devotional songs of Hinduism

Judaism

The religion Judaism was founded by Moses and can be traced back all the way as far as Abraham. The sacred texts of Judaism are the Torah, the bible, and the Old Testament. Judaism was first created in ancient Israel in 586 BCE. Judaism has spread all over the world due to scattering of Jews during historical occasions. The beliefs of Judaism are the Ten Commandments, monotheistic, Old Testament, covenant. The followers of Judaism practice kosher which means how they eat their food. They also observe the sabbath which is on Saturday, and Shabbat which is the day of rest and the seventh day of the week. The code of conduct for Judaism is the Ten Commandments which is a set of laws that Jews are supposed to live by. Jews practice burial after death.

Jewish people are affected by this religion everyday because the Ten Commandments are a set of laws out of the Old Testament that set a way of life for Jews. Jews go to the temple on Saturday on sabbath. Jews are kosher which affects them because they can't eat pork or shellfish, they cannot mix dairy products with meat. Also for kosher they have to have the animals slaughtered a certain way.

Confucianism

The founder of Confucianism was the philosopher Confucius. The sacred texts of Confucianism are the four books, " the great learning, analects of Confucius, the book of Mencius, and the doctrine the mean." The religion Confucianism was originated in China. Confucianism spread all through Asia and is now all over the world. The main beliefs of Confucianism are legalism, filial piety, ying and yang, and daoism. Followers also practice filial piety as long as it being a belief, shrines are made for deceased elders. Confucius taught his followers to be kind to one another and be as respectful as possible for his code of conduct. The religion Confucianism practices burial after death.

Confucianism affects followers lives everyday because they always respect their elders no matter what happens, the elders of the young people have to set a good example for them to grow up the right way. This is a way of life that affects people by having a good relationship with everyone in their religion. Followers use legalism as a moral law to their life.

Christianity

In the religion Christianity, the founder of the religion is Jesus Christ. Christianity's holy book is the holy bible. Christianity began in Jerusalem thanks to Jesus, Christianity began to spread because of Jesus's disciples who spread the word that Christianity should be a big religion. Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God, and that God loves everyone, also another belief is the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments are a set of rules that every Christian has to follow. The Ten Commandments is Christianity's code of conduct. Christians believe that Jesus died for us and that he died for our sins. Some practices that Christians go to church on Sunday's which is the day of rest, they go to listen to God and Jesus's stories for how they tried to save us. Christians normal resting place is being buried not cremated.

Christianity affects its followers daily lives because they are supposed to follow the Ten Commandments and not kill, steal, or commit an affair with anyone. Christians have to follow the rule that a Christian cannot say the lords name and vein to use of something or someone. Christians believe that everyone is gods kids and that any religion is okay.

Islam

In the religion Islam, the founder is Muhammad. The holy book of Islam is the Qur'an. Islam began in Mecca in the 7th century. The religion Islam has spread all throughout the world to this day but Islam mostly has spread throughout the Middle East. The religion Islam believes in one God called monotheism, they also believe that their existence is to worship Allah. Muslims practice their religions by praying 5 times a day, following their 5 pillars of Islam, and they do not eat pork. Islam's code of conduct is the 5 pillars of Islam. The final resting place of Muslims is burying, they get buried instead of cremated.

Muslims daily lives are affected crucially by their religion because they wake up at 5:30 in the morning to pray, but for some Muslim families they are less strict about that rule and pray when they wake up. After their 5:30 prayer they can go back to sleep. Muslims have to pray 5 times a day to follow their religion. Muslims are not allowed to eat pork when they eat because it is forbidden to be consumed by the Qur'an. Muslims must follow their code of conduct, the 5 pillars because it is a set of rules they have to follow to live their lives as a Muslim.