World Religions

Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.


The vedas are the common holy scripture for the Hindus, but in Hinduism there is not exactly a text that is a must for the follower. Hinduism is monotheistic religion because they believe in one god.

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Founded in India 2,500 years ago, Buddhism remains the dominant religion of the Far East and is increasingly popular in the West. Over its long history Buddhist has developed into a wide variety of forms, ranging from an emphasis on religious rituals and worship of deities to a complete rejection of both rituals and deities in favor of pure meditation. But all share in common a great respect for the teachings of the Buddha, "The Enlightened One." Buddha is known as a teacher not a god.

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Judaism is the oldest of the monotheistic faiths. Jews today continue synagogue worship, which includes readings from the Torah, and prayers, such as the Shema and the Amidah.

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Monotheistic religion. Christianity was founded in the early 1st century AD, with the teaching, miracles, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Today it is the largest religion in the world, with around 2 billion followers. Especially dominant in the western world, today's Christianity has a wide variety of forms, beliefs and practices but all center around faith in Jesus Christ. The book for Christianity is the bible and other teachings.

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  1. Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God and by the teachings and normative example of Muhammad, considered by them to be the last prophet of God.