Religions From Around the World
By: Nevin Odum
Christianity is by far the largest religion in the world with a population of over 2 billion people. It was formed in the 33 CE by the Palestines. As the years progressed the religion grew more and more and is now followed by people all over the world in countries such as England, Spain, China, and where it has it's largest population of followers, here in the U.S. Christianity like most religions has things such as beliefs, holidays, sacred texts, and practices. There beliefs would be things and people such as God, the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, and the Devil (Satan). Some of it's holidays would be Christmas and Easter. The most popular sacred text of Christianity would be the Bible. Lastly their practices are doing things such as attending Church, baptism, and praying. With all of this information I hope you were able to gain a little more insight on the religion of Christianity.
Judaism is one of the oldest religions to this day and is still quite popular. It was formed back in c. 2000 B.C.E. by the Canans. The religion is practiced in parts of the world such as North and South America, Europe, Asia, and mostly in Israel. Like we talked about before in Christianity Judaism also has major parts of it's religion such as beliefs, holidays, sacred texts, and practices. Some of it's beliefs are things and people such as the 13 articles of Faith, God, The Messiah, Human Nature, and Afterlife. A few of it's holidays are Hannukah, Counting of Omer, and Days of Awe. Some of it's sacred text would be Talmud, Tanakh, and Torah (Law). Then some of it's practices would be doing things such as attending worship and prayer, 613 commandements, and keeping kosher. With all of this information given I hoped you are a little more informed on Judaism.
Hinduism is by far the largest religion in India where it just happened to be originated in. The religion was formed back in 1500 BC and has been growing ever since. No one is exactly sure what exact group in India created it. We just know that it is based around Indian culture. It is found in places such as India, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. This culture too has examples of it's beliefs, holidays, sacred texts, and practices. Some of it's beliefs are things such as Brahman, Ultimate Reality, and Karma. Some of the holidays it has are Diwali, Holi, and Mahashivaratri. The sacred texts it has are Darshanas, litihasas, Ramayana, Tantras, and Vidas. Lastly some of it's practices are Ayurveda, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga.
Buddhism is a major religion found through out Asia. It was formed in c. 520 BC by Siddharta Gautama ("the Buddha") who was an Indian prince in NorthEastern India. Buddhism also has many things such as beliefs, holidays, sacred texts, and practices. Something Buddhists believe in would be afterlife. Some holidays they celebrate are Buddhist New Year, Vesak or Visakah Puja ("Buddha Day"), and Magha Puja Day (Fourfold Assembly or "Sangha Day"). A few of it's sacred texts are Tripitaka, Mahayana Sutras, and Tibetan Book of the Dead. Lastly a few of it's practices are mantras and meditation. With all of this information I hope you know a little more about Buddhism.
Buddha A Documentary About Buddhism - YouTube
Islam is a major religion found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Formed in 622 CE by a trade merchant from Arabia name Muhammad. Islam has things that circle around it such as beliefs, holidays, sacred texts, and practices. Some of it's beliefs are Six Articles of Faith, Afterlife, and God. A few of the holidays it celebrates are The Islamic Calender and Ashura. Some of it's sacred texts are Qur'an and Hadith. Lastly some of it's practices are Faith, Prayer, and Fasting during Radaman. With all of this information I hope you know a little more about Islam.
Islam: Empire of Faith. Part 1: Prophet Muhammad and rise of Islam (full; PBS Documentary)
Adam Sandler Chanukah Song