Comparison of World Religions

Ben Kinney

Christianity

The religion Christianity developed out of Judaism in the first century. The founder of Christianity was Jesus Christ. The leader of the religion is God. Christianity began in Judea with Jesus Christ. Christianity began about 2,000 years ago. Jesus would teach people that would listen to him about Christianity and what to do in life. There is about 2 billion people in the world that worship the religion of Christianity. These people are located all around the world, but it is the most common in the United States. This religion was spread through missionaries and disciples. These people would go around spreading the word about the religion. The holy book is the Bible. The special people in this religion where God and Jesus Christ. At the top were priests, ministers, monks, and nuns.
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Buddhism

Buddhism was started by Buddha. He was a religious leader. He was also the main leader of the religion. The Buddha did not teach a personal deity. So he was the only one. A basic belief is that people achieve complete peace and happiness by eliminating their attachment to worldly things. Buddhism began in India. Buddhism started in 500 B.C. A long time ago. Buddha was a person that had many parables. One thing he said was "sometime, someplace you take something to be the truth, if you cling onto it to much then it would effect the truth". There is about 362 million people in the world that worship the religion of Buddhism. This religion was spread throughout because of Indian philosophers. They would go around spreading it. The sacred book of Buddhism is called the Tipitaka. Buddha was considered special and holy. The leadership was buddhist monks and nuns.
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Hinduism

Hinduism began because it was the religion of Ancient people whose religion and customs where recorded into their religion. Aryans and the sacred people began this religion. It was polytheistic and the gods names were Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Some basic beliefs where the soul never dies, but if continually reborn. People achieve happiness and enlightenment after they free themselves from their earthly desires. Hinduism was also began in India. Hinduism was dated back to 1500 B.C. Hinduism gods would go and talk to people about spreading the religion to get internal peace. There is about 820 million people in the world that worship this religion. When Hinduism began different people though of different beliefs and was widespread that then it began to narrow do to just certain different beliefs of this religion. People would be spreading this religion. Hindus holy book is called the Vedas. The holy people in this religion was the gods. The leadership was the Guru, Holy man, and Brahmin priest.
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