Religion/ Belief systems Project

Hinduism

Hinduism started in India by a group who called themselves the Arrayans. Hinduism is a polytheistic religion which mean that they believed in many gods and sacred animals. Hindus mainly believe that truth is eternal. Brahmans are at the top of their social structure. They believed that the Brahmans are the truth and reality. They also believe that everyone should strive to achieve dharma. Dharma is a set a rules that are supposed to be followed by all Hindus. They say that immortal souls are immortal and the goal of immortal souls is moksha. The Hinduism practices are were based off or rituals puja the ritual of worship other rituals contain of recitation, meditation, family oriented rites of passage, annual festivals, and occasional pilgrimages. Several Hinduism movement groups strived to introduce regeneration and reform to Hinduism.

How it effects it's followers

The way Hinduism effects the lives of it's followers is by telling them what social class they are in and who they should associate with. It also tells them what rules they should follow. It also tells them what to believe in when it comes to ideas and gods. It also tells them what they should be looking for after they die.

The History of Hindu India, Part Two: 300-1000 ce

Buddhism

The origin of Buddhism points to one man, Siddhartha Gautama also known as the Buddha. Buddhism was spread over many countries by the newly enlightened Buddha. The Buddha believed that enlightenment was the way of eliminating the suffering. The Buddhists believed that God didn't create and rule the world. Most of the Hinduism believers believed that the soul or atman, is an eternally existing spiritual substance or being and the abiding self that moves from one body to the next at rebirth. They believed that the purpose of life is to end suffering. They believed that you there is another life in reincarnation and after life. Buddist practices were based off of meditation. The eightfold path was a guide for behavior it contains 8 ways to end one's suffering. Buddhism followers believed that nirvana was a ultimate goal of releasing a person from selfishness and pain.

How it effects it's followers

The way Buddhism effects the lives of it's followers is by telling them how they should behave and what they should do to end their suffering. It also tells them how to be enlightened and what they should do to achieve eternal salvation. It also tells a person what to they should be looking for when they die.

Judaism

Judaism is a monotheistic religion. It was originated by Abraham. It started in the Babylon during the Bronze Age. Most of the juddists believed that as they evolved God evolved. As being a monotheistic religion this means that they believed that there is only one God. They also believes that the universe is framed in love and is requires justice from human beings. Moses decided to move people out of Egypt. They created a list of rules called The Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments were the laws given by God to Moses and then shared with the people who left Egypt. The final resting place is heaven.

How it effects it's followers

The way Judaism effects the lives of it's followers is by telling them who to believe in when it comes to gods. It also tells them where the holy land is and who it belongs to. It also tells them what the rules are that were given by God. It tells them what the holy books are and what they say. It also gives them their final resting place.
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The Torah is the holy book of Judaism and is comprised of first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis, exodus, Leviticus, numbers, and deuteromony). They are also called the Pentateuch.

Confucianism

Confucianism was founded by a philosopher named Confucius. Confucianism started in the 6th and 5th century bce. Confucianism had spread from China to Korea, Japan,and Vietnam and has aroused interest among western scholars. Confucianism was the code of ethics adopted as the official religion of most of the great empires in the region since the Han dynasty. Everybody had some sort of religious belief. Confucianism followers believed in a simple skeleton of ethical and religious belief that other fleshed out by other religions such as daoism. Confucianism followers also believed in legalism. The practice of Confucianism can involve various forms of temple and ancestors worship. Confucianism followers practice a ethical conduct in the family and society. Confucianism had to big code of conducts to follow the five relationships and the filial piety. There wasn't really a final resting place that was spoken by Confucius.

How it effects it's followers

The way Confucianism effects the lives of it's followers is by telling them what is the right way to go in decisions. It also tells them who to respect and how to show respect. It also tells them what to believe in when it comes into government. It tells them what the powers is.