ANIMISM

Animism is located in Africa.

How this belief affected the culture was it's great respect for nature.
The main beliefs of Animism are that they worship spirits of nature (trees, animals, etc.)
Also they worship their ancestors.

SHINTOISM

Shintoism place of origin is Japan.

They have a great respect for nature and influential emperor.

The main beliefs of Shintoism is the spirits of "Kami" exists in all things. Also including their emperor (god like)

HINDUISM

Place of origin for Hinduism is India, and it stayed in India.

The beliefs affected our culture by trying to lead a good life in order to keep moving towards perfection.

The main beliefs of Hinduism is reincarnation ones soul is reborn into another form until perfection is reached.

The holy text of Hinduism is Vedas.

BUDDHISM

Place of origin is India and it moved out of India later on.

How it affected our culture was they learned to accept what life brings to them.

The main beliefs of Buddhism is to end you suffering by ending your desires.

TAOISM

The place of origin is China.

How it affected culture is they don't challenge the natural process. The accept things as they come.

The main beliefs follow the way of nature.

CONFUCIANISM

The place of origin for Confucianism is China.

The holy text for Confucianism is Analects.

How belief affected culture was great deal of respect for parents, elders, and country (Fital Piety)

The main beliefs of Confucianism are all people need to accept their role in society.

JUDAISM

The place of origin is the Middle East.

The holy text is Torah (1st five books of the old testament)

How belief affected culture was trying to follow god's laws (the ten commandments) so the Messiah will come.

The main beliefs of Judaism is one god- Monotheism also that god will send a Messiah (savior) to them someday.

CHRISTIANITY

The place of origin is the Middle East.

The holy text (book) is Bible- (old/new testament)

How belief affected culture is simple rules won many converts to Christianity.

The main beliefs of Christianity are one god- Monotheism also that Jesus Christ is the son of god and that is the Messiah.

Islam

The place of origin is the Middle East.

The holy text is Our'an (Koran)

How the belief affected culture was that the religious laws of Islam are so important that they often become the political laws of the nation.

The main beliefs of Islam are one god- Monotheism also follow Alldhin all things above everything else, Mohammed is the Messiah who spread the word of god.

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