Religion

Christianity

http://www.christianity.com/god/jesus-christ/the-basics/what-is-christianity-alex-crain.html

Christianity is monotheistic because they believe in one god. The god they worship jesus. They have a book that they cherish called the bible. Some special holidays they celebrate are lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, easter, pentecost, advent, and christmas. Most christians attend worship services at church on Sundays, which generally include singing, prayer and a sermon. Most Christian churches have a special ritual for ordination, or designating a person fit for a leadership position in the church. At home, most practicing Christianspray regularly and many read the bible.




Judaism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buhBtLWzSUU

Judaism is monotheistic. the god that they believe in is yahweh. the book that they read is call torah. some major holidays is rosh hashanah, yom kippur, sukkot, shemini atzeret, simchat torah, chanukkah, purim, and pesach. The Torah has 613 commands, and in addition there are details and customs. A few examples of Judaism rituals and practices are: Sabbath, Kosher food laws, prayers, Torah-reading, learning the Torah and Talmud, charity, avoiding slander or violence, the Holy Days and festivals, etc.

Hinduism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w9OCPguVGY

Hinduism is polytheistic. There are many gods in hinduism. there are a lot of them. there are three main books they worship the vedas, the gitas, and the upanishads. a few major holidays are holl, kumbh mela, dassera, and diwall. Pre-natal rituals, rituals of childhood, educational rituals, marriage rituals, and, funeral rituals. The pre-natal rituals include conception , quickening of male child , hair-parting. The rituals of childhood include birth ceremonies, naming giving, first outing, first solid food feeding, tonsure, and boring the ears. The educational rituals include learning of alphabets, initiation, beginning of the Vedic study , shaving of beard, and the end of the studentship. The rituals of marriage include all those ceremonies related to marriage. The last rites or funeral rituals include all those connected with the death.


Buddhism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNRiFQdPl_I

Neither. There is no god in Buddhism so its consider to be atheistic though that's not really correct either. Buddhism does not have a central deity but it does allow for you to worship them if you wish. there are many book in the buddhism religion like tripitaka, mahayana sutras, and tibetan book of the dead. a few holidays are Uposatha, Makha Bucha, Vesakha, Asalha Puja Day, Kathina Ceremony, and Sanghamitta Day. Although meditation is typically one of the most well-known Buddhist rituals, mantras, mudras, prayer wheels, and pilgrimages are some of the otherritualistic practices incorporated by traditional Buddhists.


Islam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy9tNyp03M0

Islam is monotheistic. the name of the god is allah. a few major books in islam are tawrat, zabur, and injil. a few major holidays are Muharram, Mawlid al-Nabi, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha. It is common to see and hear about the outwardly expressions of Islam such as prayers, fasting and the pilgrimage. It is also common to hear about the various restrictions Islam imposes such as prohibition of alcohol and pork, and the requirement for women to dress modestly. It is less common to hear about other aspects, so it may seem as if Islam is solely focused on rituals and restrictions. However, the reality is that Islam is meant to be a complete way of life for its followers. It includes a complete and logical set of beliefs, rituals, and a moral code that covers every action that a Muslim takes in their life.