WHAT IS RELIGION?

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WHAT IS RELIGION? by Mind Map: WHAT IS RELIGION?

1. Beliefs: is the belief in the reality of the mythological, supernatural, or spiritual aspects of a religion.

1.1. To be a Muslim, one must follow five religious duties: 1. Repeat a creed about Allah and Muhammad; 2. Recite certain prayers in Arabic five times a day; 3. Give to the needy; 4. One month each year, fast from food, drink, sex and smoking from sunrise to sunset; 5. Pilgrimage once in one's lifetime to worship at a shrine in Mecca.

1.2. Christians believe that all people sin, including themselves. They see Jesus as their Savior, as the Messiah who was prophesied by all the prophets of the Old Testament, in the Bible. They believe that Jesus Christ, out of love for us, paid for the sin for all of humanity by dying on a cross. Three days later, he rose from the dead as he promised, proving his deity.

2. SPIRITUAL BEINGS: whom the community (religion) worships

2.1. Jesus/God:(in Christianity and other monotheistic religions) the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.

2.2. Buddhists do not worship any gods or God.

2.3. Sikh philosophy believes that the One God is the Great Architect of Universe. He alone is the Creator, Sustain-er, and Destroyer; Ek Ongkar. God is Karta Purakh, the Creator-Being.

2.4. In orthodox Mormonism, the term God generally refers to the biblical God the Father, whom Latter-day Saints sometimes call Elohim

2.5. Most Hindus worship one Being of ultimate oneness (Brahman) through infinite representations of gods and goddesses

2.6. Muslims believe there is the one almighty God, named Allah,

3. Philosophy:the philosophical study of the meaning and nature of religion

4. Afterlife:the later part of a person's life.

4.1. Christianity/catolics:: Heaven/Hell

4.2. Judaism: Death and Mourning: Belief in bodily resurrection requires burial; cremation and embalming prohibited. ...

4.3. Most Hindus worship one Being of ultimate oneness (Brahman) through infinite representations of gods and goddesses

5. TEXTS: which religious traditions consider to be central to their practice or beliefs.

5.1. Bible- A book believed by christians to contain the revelations of God and is the guiding holy text of christianity.

5.2. Quaran-the Islamic sacred book, believed to be the word of God as dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel and written down in Arabic

5.3. Torah-(in Judaism) the law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Hebrew scriptures (the Pentateuch).

6. RITUALS: a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.

6.1. In Hinduism a person is on their own trying to gain release from karma

6.2. In New Age a person is working at their own divinity.

6.3. In Buddhism it is an individual quest at being free from desire.

6.4. in Islam, the individual follows religious laws for the sake of paradise after death.

6.5. With Jesus Christ, you see God offering us a relationship with himself, not based on our efforts, but based on what he did for us.

7. Monotheism: The belief in one God

7.1. Judaism

7.2. Christianity

7.3. Islam