Whether or not you are religious, understanding the different spiritual belief systems from around the world is a critical part in understanding everything from human history and psychology, to regional customs and culture.
Religion is a part of our human story and more often than not, learning about what other people believe and why, can help you understand your own beliefs so much better.
I’ve done my best to compile some simplified descriptions of the world’s major religions, as well as some less mainstream ones which I often refer to in my blog: Real Avice. It is by no means a comprehensive list, but it should give you a general idea of both the similarities and differences between them.
“Both Buddhist religion and philosophy are based on the on the teachings of Gautama Buddha, who is believed to have lived in India between 600 and 400 BCE.” Read More
“Christianity is a broad term to describe the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, as outlined in the New Testament. There are many sects within Christianity.” Read More
“Hinduism is a broad term to describe the synthesis of spiritual, religious, and philosophical beliefs, as well as the cultural practices native to India and Nepal.” Read More
“Islam is a monotheistic religion, meaning that it’s followers believe in only one creator God… Muslims do not believe God is a human-like deity, but rather an incomprehensible absolute…” Read More
“Judaism is a monotheist religion, meaning that followers believe in only one God. Religious tenants are based on the commandments and laws given to the ancient Israelites by God.” Read More
“The term Paganism is broad term used to describe ancient, indigenous, or pantheistic religions of a people or region, as they existed before the influence of Christianity.” Read More
“Taoism can be classified as both a philosophy and a religion; more specifically, the indigenous folk religion of China. The word Tao translates as “path,” or “way,” and is sometimes used as a translation for the English word “God.” Read More
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