As An American Citizen With Almost Unlimited Freedom Of

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As an American citizen with almost unlimited freedom of religion in this country, I have taken full advantage of this freedom that has been graciously given to me for free just for being born in the land of the free and the home of the brave. As a young child until the end of my junior high school education I attended a Christian school, and throughout the span of my high school career I attended a Lutheran school. Both of these schools had an impact on my religiously, and as the person I have developed into today. Although there were similarities between each of the schools I attended, there were also clear differences between them. Like schools, religions also have differences between them, such as the god or spiritual presence which…show more content…
There is no doubt that seeing and learning about the Christian and Lutheran religion throughout my early education life was an eye-opening experience, but these are only two of the world’s religions. According to a 2006 article, Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism are the top three leading followed religions in the world, with 2.1 billion, 1.3 billion, and 900 million followers, respectively(Juan). I have many friends that have different religious beliefs including Catholicism, Protestantism, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and many more. After realizing that these beliefs are not their own religions, instead, subsets of the Christian religion, it has become clear why Christianity is the largest religion in the world at the moment. After spending every Sunday of my childhood life in a Christian church, I have gained an extended amount of knowledge of the Christian religion. The Christian religion teaches that their god, his son, Jesus, and the “Holy Spirit” is a trinity figure in which each figure has the same amount of power. It is taught that Jesus was born, and at the age of around his early 30’s, he died on a cross at the hand of the Roman’s to cleanse the Earth of each person 's sins. This is all taught through the Bible. The religion of Islam teaches five doctrines that all followers must believe. The five doctrines are as follows: the absolute unity of god, angels as part of god’s creation, Muhammad as the last and final prophet, belief in the Quran, and the
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