World religion project

Morgan Speanburg

Christianity

Christians believe that God, the makers of the universe sent his son, Jesus, to die on the cross. Sin creates a gap, and giving your heart to Christ and accepting you have sinned is the only way to bridge the gap. The rituals are praying, fasting, taking communion, giving up something for lent. We are monotheistic and we believe in one god, The Lord the giver of life. Our holy book is a bible. We celebrate Christmas which represents the birth of Jesus Christ. We also celebrate Easter which is the death of Jesus.


Buddhism

a religion that came from India by Buddha. Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality. Buddhist practices like meditation are means of changing yourself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. The sacred book of Buddhism is called the Tripitaka. It is written in an ancient Indian language called Pali which is very close to the language that the Buddha himself spoke. Vesak is the birthday of the Buddha and the most important festival in Buddhism. On the first full moon day in May, Buddhists all over the world celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha in a single day. They don't have a specific god so they are neither monotheistic now polytheistic.

Judaism

the monotheistic religion of the Jews, foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis. Judaism is monotheistic. Their holy book is called the Torah. There famous holidays are yon kip our, rosh hashanah and Hanukkah. Practiced rituals are Shabbat and praying to god.



Islam

the religious faith of Muslims, based on the words and religious system founded by the prophet Muhammad and taught by the Koran. Islam is monotheistic. Their god is Allah. The holy book is the Quran.some major holidays are the Eid al-fitr and the Eid al-adha. The practice prayer, fasting and the zakat.


Hinduism

a common religion in India, the worship of many gods and the belief that after you die you return to life in a different form. They are polytheistic. Some of their gods are Ganesha, shiva, and Vishnu.The holy books are called Vedas, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, and the Piranas. Hindus rituals are meditating, vegetarian diet, samskaras (ceremonies like weddings and funerals).