Major Religions and their Effects on Society

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What is “God”? “God” has numerous meanings behind it. It means something different to everyone. For many God is a figure of higher authority, a divine force, that is looked up to. God is a combination of fears, dominant, and immortality. Where there is God, there is religion. There are many types of religions for example, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Confucianism, Christianity, Bahá'í, and Greeks. Religion is the glue that keeps people intact with their sanity. Having religion is a good aspect to have and causes beneficial outcomes for oneself and the community. Also, primary the reason for people to preform good deeds and to become interactive with their community is due to religion. Also, the reason behind why people decide to strive above …show more content…
The Jewish people serve God by studying, praying and by following the Torah. However, unlike some religions, Judaism does not believe that other peoples must adopt its own religious beliefs and practices in order to be redeemed. The primary focus of the religion is on building a strong relationship with others. Judaism helps the community to interact and help one another when there is a festival each year. It helps bring families together.
Confucianism is mostly around China. Confucius was the founder of the religion. It begins to spread and become in action during the Tang Dynasty. There is no real “God” for the religion. Confucianism is more of a guide rather than a religion. However, its teachings are very valuable and strict. The main purpose for this religion is to help their followers in harmony. They believe in becoming one with nature. Also, that there must be a balance for everything (Ying Yang). Respect is very crucial in the religion, similar to the Hinduism religion. These followers must show respect to elders or higher authority. All of the Confucianism principles are based on the Chinese culture. Also, like the previous religions “Confucianism teaches about how to live and conduct oneself in this life here and now” (Morgan, 2012).
Christianity spread throughout the world and is widely known. Approximately 6.3 billion people are Christians around the world and out of those 6.3 billion people 33 percent people are professing Christians. “Almost
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