Religions Of The World Essay

1776 WordsFeb 17, 20128 Pages
For the past five weeks we have explored five different religions. They all have some similarities as well as differences. The next few paragraphs will go into more detail about the similarities and differences between Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Founders Out of the five religions covered, four of them have one founder leaving only one that does not have a central founder. The first religion is Judaism. The Jewish community was founded by Abraham and is one of the oldest and most worshipped in religion. He believed the entire universe was created by a single creator. Abraham was the first person to teach the idea that there was only one God; before then, people believed in many gods. Then there was Christianity, which was founded by Jesus Christ around 30 AD in Israel. He was born to the Virgin Mary, and was the son of God. Christianity is a celebration of life of Jesus. Next, is the religion of Islam, founded by Muhammad. God revealed himself to Prophet Muhammad in Mecca through an angel named Gabriel around 610 AD. He then went on to teach the religion of Islam and gained many followers. Lastly, The Buddha was the founder of Buddhism. Buddha discovered a new way of life other then the Hindu way which is what many people believed before this. He discovered this by searching and self discovery and spent many hours meditating. The only religion that did not have one main founder was Hinduism. Hinduism developed in many different ways through the subcontinent of India. This formed out of the Rig Veda, around 1500 BC. Understanding of God or Gods Christianity is a religion that worships only one god, but like Hinduism this one God can manifest and is also know as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Many Catholics also believe in Saints, but they are not considered to be a God. In Hinduism, there is only one universal God, called

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