- Judaism was founded 4500 years ago, by Abraham, in Mesopotamia.
- Today, only 14 million people adhere to Judaism. Much, much less than most other religions.
- Jewish people are monotheistic, meaning that they believe in only one god, Yahweh.
- Most Jews are located in Israel.
- Judaisms sacred text is The Torah
- It uses rabbis to lead, and teach the religion
- They use synagogues as places of worship
- Jews believe that people were created good, and they pledge obedience to God, and atone for their sins.
- They use synagogues, and the Torah to spread their beliefs.
- Buddhism was founded 2500 years ago, by Buddha, in East India.
- It is followed by 360 million people
- Buddhism is Polytheistic.
- Most Buddhists are located in Eastern India
- Buddhism has many sacred texts
- The leaders and teachers are monks
- The worship at temples of Buddha
- Buddhists strive to reach Nirvana, complete happiness, by giving up worldly possessions.
- They spread their beliefs by word, and many sacred texts.
- The earliest form of Hinduism dates back to before 1500 BC
- It was founded in India
- It has no set founder
- It has over 900 million followers, the third largest in the world
- Its main location is India, but has some foothold in the US
- Hinduism has 4 sacred texts; Vedas, Upanishads, Sutras, and the Ghagavad Gita
- Hinduism is Polytheistic
- A leader of Hinduism is a Guru, or a sage.
- Many people use home shrines to worship, but ones that don't, use temples.
- They believe that when people die, they are reincarnated.
- Their purpose is to escape the Cycle of Reincarnation.