A smidgen about religion!

facts about religions & belief systems

#1 Hinduism 🌞

Hinduism is mankind's oldest religious tradition. It originated from the aryan group and was brought to India. It then spread over Southeast Asia. They follow the holy book "the Vedas" and believe in caste systems, karma, dharma, reincarnation, and polytheism. They practice worshiping, recitations, meditation, family-oriented rites of passage, annual festivals, and occasional pilgrimages are all practices of Hinduism. Hindu people follow their code of conduct. That in which includes things like staying honest, sexually pure, and keeping their faith.

#2 Buddhism 🌳

The Buddhism belief system was founded in the late 6th century B.C.E in limbini, which is present day Nepal. Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha.) the holy book of Buddhism is the Tripitaka, it incorporates his teachings of life. Buddhism spread throughout South-Eastern Asia. The Buddhist belief system includes the four noble truths, reincarnation, results from karma, nirvana, they practice things like praying and practicing the eightfold path.
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#3 Judaism ✡

The Jewish religion is a monotheistic religion that began around 1812 B.C. Judaism was founded by Moses but they can trace their history as far back as Abraham. Judaism started in the Middle East. From the Middle East it spread around Europe, Asia and Africa. The holy book that the Jewish follow is the Torah, the Torah is the most important book to Judaism. It includes the five Books of Moses and rules on how to live everyday life. Some of the Jewish beliefs are the belief that Jesus is God, the Son of God. That everybody has potential to do good in this world. They also believe in a holy bath to cleanse the body, called a mikvah. Some of the practices Jewish people do is pray on a regular basis. The Jewish code of conduct is the halakhah Which gives them rules on everyday life, how to dress what to eat, and to keep a good mindset.

#4 Confucianism 🎎

Confucianism also known as Ruism, is a system of philosophical teachings also described as a religion. Confucianism developed during 551–479 BCE, by the Chinese philosopher, Confucius used his teachings to create this religion. Confucianism provides a simple outline of religious beliefs. Beliefs of Confucianism are that humans are naturally good, to respect & follow your elders, you should worship your ancestors, being polite is very important and valued, and education is most important and taken very seriously. They practice those things in everyday life, mostly worship and education. There really isn't a holy book of Confucianism, just parts of the book or rites, and the analects. The code of conduct is to have benevolence, kindness, honesty towards others. The final resting place is just in a cemetery.