Reflection Of World Religion

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World Religions was a great opportunity for me to learn about other beliefs in different countries. Before this class, I was unaware of many of the religions that had been discussed. It was fascinating to learn about the various religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese religion, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. The Buddhist religion was one of the most interesting to learn about, however, it was even great to learn more about a familiar religion, Christianity. There was a lot of information on each of these religions and it was enjoyable to learn the similarities and differences between each of them. In particular, Buddhism was a complicated religion. Buddhism consisted of many forms including Zen, Tibetan, Mahayana, etc. It was difficult …show more content…
I learned that Hinduism is a polytheistic religion consisting of numerous gods/goddesses and their different roles such as Vishnu (the preserver/protector), Shiva (the destroyer), Ganesh (the remover of obstacles/ the creator), Kali (goddess of time, doomsday, and death), and more. I also learned that there are many different types of Hinduism including Shaivism and Vaishnavism. One of the most fascinating things I learned about Hinduism was that karma is derived from the Hindu religion. However, Hindu karma is something that leads to reincarnation until the karma is resolved and moksha is …show more content…
Christianity and Judaism were religions that I had general ideas about. However, I did not realize how much information I actually did not know about those two. Learning about each of these religions was eye-opening and figuring out the similarities between them made it fascinating. Learning about how others express their beliefs through meditation, prayer, just simply having faith, and other forms of expression was interesting and new information to me. Taking World Religions helped me see what others believe in rather only knowing about my religion and what I believe

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