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religion

Defined by geographers Robert Stoddard and Caroline prorak in the book geography in America as a system of beliefs and practices that attempts to order live in terms of culturally perceived ultimate priorities

secularism

The idea that ethical and moral standards should be formulated and adhered to for life on earth not to accommodate the prescriptions of a deity and promises of a comfortable afterlife a secular state is the opposite of a theocracy

monotheistic religion

belief system in which one supreme being is referred as a creator and arbiter of all that exist in the universe

polytheistic religion

belief system in which multiple deities are referred as creators and arbiters of all that exist in the universe

animistic religion

The belief that in animate objects such as hills trees rocks rivers and other elements of the natural landscape possess souls and can help or hinder human efforts on earth

universalizing religion

I believe system that espouses the idea that there is one true religion that is universal in scope adherence of all universalizing religion systems often believe that their religion represents universal truth and in some cases great effort is undertaken in evangelism and missionary work

ethnic religion

A religion that is particular to one culturally distinct group of people unlike universalizing religions adherence of ethnic religions do not actively seek converts through evangelism or missionary work

hinduism

One of the oldest religions in the modern world dating back over 4000 years and originating in the Indus River Valley of what is today part of Pakistan Hinduism is unique among the worlds religions in that it does not have a single founder of single theology or agreement on its origins

caste system

The strict social segregation of people specifically in India is Hindu society on the basis of ancestry and occupation

Buddhism

religion founded in the sith century BCE and characterized by the belief that enlightenment would come through knowledge especially self knowledge elimination of greed craving and desire complete honesty and never hurting another person or animal Buddhism splintered from Hinduism as a reaction to the strict social hierarchy maintained by Hinduism

shintoism

religion located in Japan and related to Buddhism focuses particularly on nature and ancestor worship

taoism

religion believes you have been founded by lao-tsu and based upon his book entitled tao-te-ching or book of the way lao-tsu focused on the proper form of political role in on the oneness of humanity and nature

feng shui

Literally wind water the Chinese art and science of placement in orientation of tools dwellings buildings in cities structures and optics are positioned in an effort to turn off loads of sheng-Chi life breath and favorable

confucianism

The philosophy of ethics education and public service-based writings of Confucius and traditionally thought as one of the core elements of Chinese culture

judaism

Religion with it’s roots in the teachings of Abraham who is credited with your dad and his people to worship only one God according to Jesus teaching Abraham and God have a covenant in which the Jews agree to worship only one God and God agrees to protect his chosen people of the Jews

diaspora

From the Greek to disburse a term describing forceful or voluntary dispersal of a people from their homeland to a new place originally during the dispersal of the Jews it is increasingly applied to other population dispersals such as the involuntary relocation of black peoples during the slave trade or Chinese peoples outside of mainland China Taiwan and Hong Kong

zionism

The movement to unite Jewish people of the diaspora and to establish a national homeland for them in the promised land

christianity

religion based on the teachings of Jesus according to Christian teaching Jesus is the son of God placed on earth to teach people how to live according to God‘s plan