Checklist for your final essay (make sure you can answer yes to all of the following)

Name of religion
Ethnic or universal
Theistic or non-theistic
Major or minor
Western or Eastern
Universal because there are many followers all over the world.
Theistic because it believes in one god.
Major because it has many followers and is popular around the world.
Western because most followers are located west of the Urals.
Ethnic because it is mostly practiced in Japan.
Theistic because followers believe in deities called “Kami”.
Minor because it is mostly practiced in Japan, and has about 3,000,000
Eastern because it was founded and is practiced in Japan, which is located east of the Urals.
Ethnic because 70% of followers are Indian.
Theistic because the followers believe in many different gods and goddesses.
Minor because it is mostly practiced in India.
Eastern because it is practiced east of the Urals in India, where it was founded.
Universal because it is practiced all over, although mostly in the east.
Non-theistic because Buddha is not considered a god.
Major, it has about 350 million followers.
Eastern because it is mostly practiced in these countries:
  1. . Japan
  2. Vietnam
  3. 4. Thailand
  4. 5. Myanmar
  5. 6. Sri lanka
  6. 7. Burma
  7. 8. Bhutan

Now make your own table for the same five religions but comparing some other features of the religions.
Name of religion
Afterlife or no afterlife
Diet rules or no diet rules
Marriage or no marriage
There is no afterlife, so you must make your life the best it can be.
They do not have any dietary rules.
Confucians can get married.
Baha’i Faith
If you were a good person you would be closer to god when you die, if you were bad you would be farther away from god.
They have no dietary rules.
They can get married.
They don’t believe in afterlife, but they believe in reincarnation, or karma.
You have to be a vegetarian.
They can get married.
There is an afterlife, there is also reincarnation.
They can only eat halal foods.
They can get married as well.
Shinto has no obvious views of life after death.
There are no dietary rules.
They can also get married.

Similarities and Differences between Christianity and Judaism

There are many differences between Christianity and Judaism, but there are also many similarities. There are in fact, more similarities than there are differences.
Both religions are monotheistic, meaning they believe in one god. They both believe in a savior. Christians believe in Christ, Whereas Jews believe that the savior, or the messiah has not come to earth yet. They believe that the messiah will come either when the world is purer, or when the world is in need of the messiah.

Both Jews and Christians believe that god created the world over a seven day period. On the first day God created light. On the second he made the sky, and he called it heaven. He added things to the earth’s surface on day three, such as water and dry land. On day four God made the sun, the moon, and the stars. On the fifth day he added creatures to the oceans and seas. He also added creatures such as birds. On the sixth day god created other land animals. He had them walk and crawl all over the earth. He made a creature out of the earth and clay and gave it a soul, this creature was known as a human. God finished everything and then took a break. This is why Jewish people believe that you should work six days and then take a rest on the seventh, that seventh day is called Shabbat. On the Shabbat the Jews recognize God as the creator of the earth. Shabbat is very similar to the sabbath day for Christians. They both take place on a Sunday. Both days are to recognize God as the creator of the world. And they are both meant to be spent in peace, as well as having to keep them holy.

They also both believe in the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments are rules that God told Moses ten rules to tell the people. They are:
I am the Lord thy god, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt not murder.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet anything that belongs to thy neighbor.

In Conclusion, There are many similarities between Judaism and Christianity. They both believe in one god and one savior although the saviors are different. They also both believe that god created the earth over seven days. They both follow the Ten Commandments. There are many differences between Christianity and Judaism, but there are also many similarities. There are in fact, more similarities than there are differences.

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  • My comparing religions table has been completed and uploaded to the wiki.

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