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Christianity

The effect of Christianity on society is
better human rights, more compassion,
more mercy, and marriages/families.
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Islam

Islam was first founded by
Muhammad in Mecca around 610 BCE.
Islam is the belief in the God Allah. It is
also the belief in the five pillars which are
faith, prayer, alms, fasting, and
pilgrimage. Islam is monotheistic, their
only God is Allah. The sacred literature of
Islam is the Qur’an which is believed to
be a recitation of what God revealed to
Muhammad through the angel Gabriel

effect on society is that everyone is
expected to worship Allah directly; there
is no central authority in the religion
(priest, minister, etc.). Muslims devote
their lives to Allah and live their life to the
five
pillars. Modern
traditions are the
large worshiping
groups and fasting.
Islam is similar to
Christianity and Judaism, believing in
God. Also, Muslims worship on their
hands and knees.

Judaism

Judaism was founded by Abraham
around 1500 BCE. Judaism is the belief in
Yahweh (God) and that he loves and
protects people. People in return serve
and worship God. Judaism is monotheistic
with Yahweh being the only God. The
sacred literature of Judaism is the Hebrew
Bible which includes the Torah. Judaism’s
effect on society is that people serve God
by living by the Torah.

God by living by the Torah. Modern
traditions of Judaism are the holidays
Hanukkah and Passover. Hanukkah is an
eight day festival in celebration of “The
Miracle”. “The Miracle” is when Judah and
the other Jews only
had enough oil for
one night but the
flame continued for
eight nights. Lastly,
Jews believe that
every life is a gift and should be lived
according to God’s Ten Commandments.

Hinduism

Hinduism was founded by the
migration of people to the Indus River
Valley between 750 and 550 BCE. The
main beliefs of Hinduism are karma, and
reincarnation, the belief that your spirit
will begin a new life in a new form after
your biological death. Hinduism is a
polytheistic religion but the main gods

Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. There is no
sacred book for Hinduism, but there are
sacred texts which include the Vedas and
the Puranas. Hinduism’s effect on society
is a strengthened caste system and a
strict lifestyle. One
modern day tradition
of Hinduism is that
marriages are within
their own caste.
Hinduism is started
in India and currently has 820 million
followers.

Buddhism’s effect on society is that it
changed its follower’s way of life and
their pursuit of nirvana. It also taught
people to meditate and
connect with nature.
Modern day traditions
of Buddhism are
meditation and temple
worship. Buddhism began in northeast
India and spread to the rest of Asia, then
the world. Lastly, Buddhism believes in
the Four Noble Truths which includes the
Eightfold Path.

Buddhism

Buddhism was founded by Buddha
around 600 to 500 BCE. The main beliefs
of Buddhism are the achieving of nirvana
and inner peace. Also, it deletes the
attachment to earthly possessions. There
is no one God in Buddhism; Buddha is the
Siddhartha. Buddhism doesn’t have a
religious book but has sacred texts
including the Dhammapada.

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