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5 major religions in the world.

Judaism

A follower is called: Jew

Founded by: Abraham and Moses

When was it founded: 1,800(Abraham) 1,200(Moses)

Holy day: Sabbath (Saturday)

Holy books/writings: Torah and the Tenakh

Local leader: Rabbi

Place of worship: Synagogue

Some sacreds: Western wall

Christianity

A follower is called: Christian

Founded by: Jesus

When was it founded: 2,000 years ago

Holy day: Sunday

Holy books/writings: Bible

Local leader: priests

Place of worship: church

Some sacreds: Jerusalem, Rome, Bethlehem

Islam

A follower is called: Muslim

Founded by: Mohammed

When was it founded: 1,500 years ago

Holy day: Friday

Holy books/writings: Qur'an

Local leader: Imam

Place of worship:... (More)

A monotheistic religion is a religion that believes in one God only E.g. Judaism, Islam, Christianity. A polytheistic religion is a religion that believes in more than one good e.g. Hinduism

Buddhism

The Dharma Wheel

The Dharma wheel ( known as the Dharma chakra ) is the holy symbol of Buddhism. Buddhists believe Buddha gave his first teachings on the Wheel of Dharma. The word Dharma came from the Sanskrit noun "to hold, maintain, keep". ​

The Eightfold Path

  1. Right view - all actions have consequences after death, as death is not the end.​
  2. Right thought- do not think badly be loving, caring and calm, adopt a life of a religious mendicant.​
  3. Right speech- no lying no rude speech no telling someone what another says about them.​
  4. Right behaviour- no killing or... (More)

Notes on Buddhism.

Middle Way: the middle way means finding happiness between extreme luxury and extreme hardship. It is about living a balanced life.

Nirvana: nirvana is being in a state of perfect happiness and peace. It is a feeling of freedom. Nirvana can be reached by following the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path and the Five Precepts.

The Four Noble Truths:

1. life is full of suffering. People cannot always be happy.

2. the main cause of suffering is desire and greed.

3. people can reach nirvana by not being greedy and selfish towards others.

4. the Middle Way is the... (More)