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This article will be about the top five religions in the world. You will learn the difference between religions, and what make most religions unique.

Religions without a god!

Religions with more than one god.

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Article by: Martina Austin, Jackie Wells, and Bria Walker.


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Buddhism: The Power of the Buddhist What or who is the enlightened one? Read to find out more information. Pages 4-5

Judaism: The Oldest Monotheist Religion How does the oldest monotheist religion impact the world? Read more to find out. Pages 6-7

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Christianity: The Most Popular Religion Read about how Christianity was formed.. Pages 8-9

Hinduism: : The Oldest Religion They have no god, but what do they worship? Read about how they worship and what they worship. Pages 10-11

Islam Muhammad founded the youngest religion out of the five monotheistic religions. Read more to learn how the Muslims worship their true and only god, Allah. Pages 12-13 3


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Siddrahartha Gautama, the enlightened one, better known as the Buddha. Buddhism is one of the few religions without a god or supernatural being. Buddhism is one of the unique religions out of the top five because they don’t believe in a god. Buddhists believe in the enlightened one. They believe that the enlightened one will save them from suffering. The religion Buddhism was one located in Nepal, but quickly spread across the world. Since the number of believers has increased, it has caused the religion to spread. The spiritual encounter that the Buddha had was the cause of the founding of the religion. The spiritual encounter was caused because he was trying to find truth. So, Buddhist may not believe in a god, but they are still committed to their religion. Buddhists do not believe in a god, but the enlightened one. Essentially, Buddhists believe that other people call on a god just out of fear and also frustration. Also, Buddhists believe in the enlightened one. They believe that the enlightened one will save them from suffering and pain. Buddhists are expected to meditate and to praise the Buddha. They meditate in their homes or they go to a place called the Buddhist Temple. So it is clears to see that Buddhists do not have to believe in god in order to be a religion. Buddhism is an open religion you can pray and meditate with yourself and others. The best place to start is that Buddhist worship at a place called the Buddhist Temple. The Buddhist Temple is a place where they go pray and worship by themselves. Likewise, Buddhists do not have a preacher or any type of religious leader. They meditate and pray to the Buddha on their own. A holy day that is important to Buddhist is the Buddha’s birthday. It happens once every year on a full moon. Thus, Buddhism is a religion that someone can do freely. 4

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The religion Buddhism was once located in Nepal, but quickly spread across the world. An interesting fact is that Buddhism was founded in Nepal. Nepal

has the highest number of Buddhists. Ne-

pal is a country of rich geography and culture. The mountainous north contains eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, including Mount Everest. The physical layout in which Buddhism was founded is very diverse. Today Buddhism has spread to almost all over the world, with the population of Buddhists estimating to be around 1.2 to 1.6 billion believers. Some of the main countries are Asia, India, and China. Truly, Buddhism not only has a vast religion, but also great locations. The spiritual encounter that the Buddha had brought about the founding of Buddhism. This can be clearly seen first of all when the founder of this religion is Siddrahartha Gautama, he goes by the Buddha. He founded this religion over 2,500 years ago. The Buddha left his wife and son to go travel the country to try to find enlightenment. He was gone for six years and did not find anything. So he mediated under a tree for seven weeks. He vowed to stay there until he found truth. He found enlightenment while meditating and went around telling people about it. Then the Buddha died, he asked Dalai Lama to take over. The Buddha asked Dalai Lama to follow in his footsteps and continue to inform people about his enlightenment. So overall, the formation of Buddhism was caused by Buddha. Therefore, Buddhism is one of the most unique religions out of the top five because Buddhist do not believe in a god. Buddhism was founded in a very diverse area. The area was very mountainous. Buddhism is a very open religion. Buddhist does not have a religious leader, so they pray freely. Buddhists do not believe in a god, but they believe in the enlightened one. They believe the enlightened one will keep them from suffering. Buddhism is does not believe in a god, but they are still a religion.

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Did you know that Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world? Judaism is one of the most important religions because other religions took origins from it. Jews not only think of Judaism as a religion, but a lifestyle. The Jewish tradition and religion sets the tone for all the other religions. The history of Judaism has impacted the world. Even though Judaism is the oldest religion, millions of people still follow that religion today. Furthermore, the layout of the religion is spread heavily around the world. In the widespread of this religion, it also comes with many believers. Therefore, Judaism is important in many ways. The history of it affects people all over the world, Jews think of their religion as a lifestyle, and the layout of the religion is spread around the world. Jews not only think of Judaism as a religion but a lifestyle. The Jews have 10 commandments they follow. They also take the holidays and events very seriously. Abraham founded this religion. The religious leaders are Moses, Rabbi, and Jesus. They came up with the 10 commandments. Judaism was founded around 2000 B.C.E. The religion was founded a while ago, but there were other things that led to the founded of Judaism. Essentially, Abraham was the first person who has ever thought that there was just only one god. Moses led the Jews out of Egypt and into the Desert for 40 days. Then, Moses led the Jews into Israel. In total, Judaism is more than a religion, but a way of life. The layout of this religion is spread heavily around the world. It is important to note that the physical layout of this region is spread around the world. The Jewish people were led to the desert so that they can be cleansed of all the toxins in their body. There are 14 million believers around the world today. The believers are now located in Israel, Europe, and the United States. 6

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During the formation the Jewish people lived in Israel. Jews were slaves in Egypt before they were led to Israel. Thus, the Jewish community is not only located in Israel where it was originated, but across the world. Although the geographic layout for the religion has been spread around the world, nothing has changed about its practices. To begin with, Jewish people have a specific place called the Synagogues. They also worship on a Saturday. Jews worship from the Hebrew bible. They also follow the law of Torah and the Sabbath. Jews are only allowed to eat certain kosher foods. They eat Kosher on holidays. The holiday the Jews celebrate is called Passover. Passover is a holy day they celebrate the enslavement of the Egyptians. In Short, the practices they used to study are still in use today. It is their beliefs that make the Jews different among other cultures. First of all, the Jews believe in one God. Jews believe humans were created by God. The role of the individual has expectations to go by the rules. They must go by the 10 commandments, and also they go more by action than beliefs. The Jews study from the Hebrew bible. Cleary, Jews have a rather different way of seeing things. As we have stated before, Judaism one of the most important religions. First Jews not only think as Judaism as a religion but a lifestyle. Their commitment is very strong. Secondly, the layout of that religion is spread heavily throughout the world. Lastly, although the geographic layout of this religion has changed, the practices and beliefs are still the same. Their beliefs and practices are what make them unique among other cultures. So, Judaism has had a big impact on the world.

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Did you know that Christianity has the largest number of followers? Christianity is the largest religion in the world. First of all, the founder of this religion is Jesus. He is the only son of God and Mary. Christianity was founded in Jerusalem. Back then it was called Jerusalem, but now it is called Palestine. Last of all, Christianity has certain beliefs that set them aside from other religions. All of their beliefs are focused around Jesus. Thus, the religion Christianity beliefs and practices are based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Christianity was founded by Jesus. To begin with, an angel was sent from haven. The angel impregnated the Virgin Mary with God’s son Jesus. When Jesus was in his early thirties, he taught lessons and Spoke the word of god to people around him. When he claimed to be the son of God, he was put in jail. He hung on the cross and died. Three days later he arose again. It was said that Jesus died from our sins. Christianity was founded around 80 a.d, 2,000 years ago. It was also founded in Jerusalem. So it was clear to see that Christianity was based on the birth and resurrection of Jesus. In the beginning, Christianity was founded in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is in the far east. But, the name has been changed to Palestine. Currently, there are 2.5 billion followers. That is a population of about 1/3 of the world. The believers lived in Jerusalem when the religion first started. But now, they are all over the world. For example, they live in America and Palestine. To conclude, there are 2.5 billion followers worldwide, but mostly in America and Palestine. Christians have certain beliefs and practices that set them aside from other religions. For example, the role of god -or Jesus- is for him to be their provider. Some key beliefs in this religion is that Jesus is Gods son, Jesus died for our sins, and he rose after three days of his death. Christians are expected to do to church and receive the word of god. They also need to have a conversation with god, by praying to him. Christians believe in one god and one god only. The relationship between the believers and god is a good one. To Christians, god is like a father, or their savior. In short, Christians beliefs and set them aside from other religion. 8

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Christians have certain beliefs and practices that set them aside from other religions. For example, the role of god -or Jesus- is for him to be their provider. Some key beliefs in this religion is that Jesus is Gods son, Jesus died for our sins, and he rose after three days of his death. Christians are expected to do to church and receive the word of god. They also need to have a conversation with god, by praying to him. Christians believe in one god and one god only. The relationship between the believers and god is a good one. To Christians, god is like a father, or their savior. In short, Christians beliefs and set them aside from other religion. The religion Christianity also has practices that make them very committed to their religion. First and foremost, Christians worship in a church. When they go to church, they receive the word of god from the religious leaders. The religious leaders are preachers, pastors, and priests. The religion leaders help to guide the believers on the right religious path. When a believer needs prayer, the leaders are able to be there for them. Christians pray to conversation with god, or they maybe ask for forgiveness. When Christians pray to god and ask for forgiveness, they have to repent for their sins. When they repent for their sins, they will be forgiven. Also, some special days that Christians celebrate, are Christmas and Eater. Christmas is Jesus’ birthday; people usually give gifts on this day. Also, Easter is the day that Jesus arose again after being killed. The practices of this religion is unique form other religions. Christianity was founded around 2,000 years ago in Palestine with the teaching, miracles, and resurrection of Jesus. The founder of this religion is Jesus. Christianity believes in one god, while the center figure in Christianity is Jesus Christ. Christianity was founded in Jerusalem. But now, it is now called Palestine, and Palestine is a name which has been widely used since Roman times to refer to the region that was earlier called Canaan. Christians have certain beliefs that set them aside from other religions. During his lifetime, Jesus performed many miracles and spoke to many people about his father in Haven. Christians believe that the suffering and death upon the cross which this sinless man endured pain for the sins of all mankind, and because of Jesus actions, salvation can be achieved be anyone who believe in him.

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This is one of the symbols that they read in there holy book.

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