Question 2: Where do major religions originate, and how do religions diffuse?
Three categories: Monotheistic- one deity/ God Polytheistic- multiple deities/ Gods Animistic- inanimate objects have spirits Throughout history, almost all religions were polytheistic or animistic, or both.
Christianity and Islam originate for the Judaism and the Greek philosophy hearths. It began in Pakistan, and is found mainly in India today. Dates back 4000 years, and has no single founder/theology. The other gods are different expressions of Brahma. The caste system is a social class system where people are locked in place. He believed in enlightenment, or nirvana, and comes through knowledge.
Ancient practices are ritual bathings and reincarnation. Considered to be ethnic, but Hindus have migrated into Southeast Asia. Focuses on the eliminations of greed, craving, and desires, along with the belief in honesty and never hurting an animal or person.
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And it can be off-putting to readers, particularly to those who don’t share your religious beliefs (which, statistically speaking, is likely).
Instead, discuss the values you gained through your religion. Step 1: Take a look at this Values List and ask yourself: what values have I gained through my religion?
Examples: “Getting used to wearing a turban in ninth grade helped increase my self-confidence and, interestingly, my grades went up that year!
” (or) “Feeling judged by my youth group leader helped me better understand how my friend must have been feeling about me; I realized I was essentially doing the same thing to her.” Check out the values displayed in those sentences: self-confidence and empathy. And anyone, no matter the religion or belief system, can get on board with those.