Personal Narrative: The Five Major Religions

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Religions are a natural response to the human mind wondering where the world started. People have had a constant question of the reason for their existence burning in their mind since the beginning of time. It seems logical that something that has come into existence has to have a beginning, but it is hard for humans to wrap their minds around what existed that prompted the start of our lives as humanity. Religion came into existence when humans realized that something had to exist outside of the earthly realm that started the entire universe. There are five major religions in the world today: Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity. Islam and Christianity are the most common religions worldwide, but Christianity is practiced or at least claimed by a major amount of humanity all around the world.
Defined by Merriam-Webster, Christianity is “the religion derived from Jesus Christ, based on the Bible as sacred scripture, and professed by Eastern, Roman Catholic, and Protestant bodies.” But to Christian’s, it is so much more than following a rule book and showing up to church on Sundays. Christians feel a personal, deep connection to God, they believe in a purpose and a price for
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I grew up in a Christian home and I learned to read by learning bible stories. I learned how to be a “good” kid by listening to the rights and wrongs that my parents taught me from the Bible. It was so integrated into my life that I distinctly remember being a child and having a dream about being swallowed by a whale after learning about Jonah. So in short, it has always been there for me. I was eased even further into it when I was sent to a Christian school in kindergarten. Being in Christian school helped me further my knowledge about the history of the world through a Christian worldview. Learning this way allowed me to be so much more optimistic about the reason of life and how truly special it
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