The Three Forms Of Religion

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Religions are and have been for a centuries the social constructs of each culture. Every culture 's social expectencies of its citizens relies on the type of religion, the variety in each culture, and the literal religion itself. This essay will discuss the six most practiced religions. Judaism is the first consecutive religion in the three part worship of God - the omnipotent, all-powerful creator of the universe, revered in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Judaism is the beginning; its prophet is Moses, a man acknowledged by Christianity and also a prophet of Islam. The "founder" of Judaism is Abraham, who was ordered by God to sacrifice his child, Issac. However, God saved Issac, an act which surprised people at the time; child sacrifice …show more content…
Jesus is messiah and they believe that he died on the holy cross for all of ours sins. He sacrificed himself so that God wouldn 't kill humanity. The original geography of Chrisitianity is of course based in the same place that Judaism was: Israel and Ancient Palestine. Now, however, Christianity is one of the most well-known religion, if not the most well-known, and is practiced pretty much globally (though less in the Middle East and Asia). Their most sacred text is the Bible, and it one of their sacred symbols, along with the Holy Cross (the crucifix Jesus died on), a rosary (which symbolizes the Virgin Mary, who birthed Jesus though she was virgin), holy water (water blessed by a priest), and general mystical objects that are related to Jesus. Such as, something that Jesus may have worn would be sacred, or something he was buried with. From what 's gathered in this paragraphy, one can probably surmise that worshipping Jesus is high on a Christian 's wishlist, but they also worship God quite fervantly, just as Jewish people do, as will Muslims (in the next paragraph). Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God, while simultaneously being a part of God, or a form he took to speak to us all. The general Christian belief is that just by believing that Jesus is the son of God and by accepting Jesus into your heart, you 'll go to Heaven guaranteed. This is probably what lead to the …show more content…
He was the son of a wealthy warrior in India. Basically, what happened is that one day he left his palace and discovered that there is enormous amounts of suffering in the world, so he set out to become elightened and understand the flow of the world and its secrets. Well, he did, of course and was renamed Buddha (officially or unofficially, it 's irrelevant). The Theravada scriptures mark his journey and teachings. There are many different symbols, some of them being Buddha, golden fish, the conch shell, different hand symbols (called mudras), and a bunch of colors. There are more, but a lot of things could be considered sacred symbols if you look at them long enough. Splinter groups are: Mahanikaya, Dhammayut, Bhutan, and Theravada. Sacred sites are: Lumbini (where Buddha grew up), the Maya Devi Temple, Bodhi Gaya, Maha Bodhi Temple, and the Bodhi Tree. Buddhism 's key beliefs are: "Suffering exists and in order to escape suffering and reach Nirvana, you must liberate yourself from desire and

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