The Major Religions

by Carena Toy

Religion

There are five major religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Main points of religion include their god(s), holy book, sects, rituals, afterlife, beliefs, and history.


Christians, Jews, and Muslims all worship the God of Abraham.

Judaism

Basics

Language- Hebrew

Holy Book- Torah

God- God of Abraham (Yahweh or Elohim)

Followers- Jews

Worships- in a synagogue


Jews praying at the Wailing Wall HD

Christianity

Basics

Language- They speak mostly English

Holy Book- Bible

God- God of Abraham (Yahweh or the Holy Trinity)

Followers- Christians

Worships- in a church

A quick summary of Christianity

Islam

Basics

Language- Arabic

Holy Book- Koran

God- God of Abraham (Allah)

Followers- Muslims

Worships- in a mosque

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Basics

Language- Hindu

Holy Book- Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Epics

Followers- Hindus

Worships- in a temple

A Hindu Temple prayer Ceremony

Buddhism

Basics

Holy Book- Tipitaka

God- None

Folllowers- Buddhists

Worships- in a temple

Origins of Buddhism

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