World Religions Blog
The Basic 5 Religions
Judaism was a polytheistic religion. The start of Judaism was recorded in the torah, which is the first five books of the bible. A man named Abram was spoken to by god to spread the word that there is only one god. Jews traveled and settled in Egypt where they were enslaved to work for the pharaoh. A boy named Moses was put in a basket in the river to be protected from these harsh rules. The princess found Moses and adopted him. He eventually ran away and was spoken to by god to ask the pharaoh to let the Jewish go, and he refused, and god sent the ten plaques of Egypt.
The Three Main Kinds of Christains
The Three Christian Holidays
Christmas- The Celebration of Jesus's Birthday
Good Friday- The day that Jesus was crucified
Easter- The day that Jesus Died
Hanukah- The festival of lights
Yom Kippur- The Holiest Day of the year
Bar or Bat mitzvah- For when a boy or girl turns 13 years old
Jewish Sabbath- Begins at sundown on Friday until sundown on Saturday
Hindu Gods an Goddess
Shiva- the "Destroyer"
Vishnu- the "all pervading"
Ganesha- clears all away of life's obstacles
Devi- The divine Female
Diuvali - The festival of lights. It is the Hindu New Year
Holi- The festival that marks the coming of spring
Dussehra- The festival that marks Rama's triumph over the evil Ravana
Kumbah- Bathing Celebration
The Five Pillars
The Four Noble Truths
There is suffering in the world. To live is to suffer
The cause of suffering is self-centered desire and attachments.
The solution to eliminate desire and attachment
To reach nirvana, one must follow the Eightfold path
Buddhist New Year