Belief Systems

By Myra


Animism began in Africa, and stayed there. the main belief is that they worship spirits of nature and their ancestors. Animism affects the culture with a great respect for nature.


Shintoism began in China.


Hinduism began in India.


Buddhism began in India but didn't stay, it wasn't accepted there because the Indians had already accepted Hinduism.


Taoism began in China. Their main belief is


Confucianism started in China.


Judaism began in the middle east, and was kicked out of Palestine by the Romans during the Diaspora or the scattering of the Jewish people in the 1st century A.D. Most Jews went to the cities of Europe where they lived in Ghettos, There was much persecution and oppression. "Today, 14 million people identify themselves as Jewish. Modern Judaism is a complex phenomenon that incorporates both a nation and a religion, and often combines strict adherence to ritual laws with a more liberal attitude towards religious belief." The Jews holy book is called Torah. It is made up of the first five books of the old testement from the bible.


Christianity started in the middle east.


Islam Began in...

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