Animism is really close to the nature, they worship the spirits of nature. They started in Africa. When Animism was first thought of there really wasn't anyone writing down the historical development of the traditional Animism. There are really two main beliefs to follow and look into, one is all things- living and non-living - have a spirit. Be respectful of the spirits of all things. the second one is, One's ancestors serve as an important link between the present world and the spiritual world. Call on them for help- offer sacrifices to them to make them happy. Animism really affects the culture really well, people tend to demonstrate great understanding of nature, and usually show a great reverence for ancestors that have passed on to the spiritual world.
as you see in this picture they believe in spirits of animals and humans, they live by respecting nature and their relatives spirits.
Shintoism started in japan around 600 bc
they believe all spirits of " kami" exists in all
they have a great respect for nature and natural world
they also respect there past emperor's
they have plenty of shrines around
emphasises man's essential goodness.
this is a symbol for a shrine
Started in India and also stayed in India.
The holy text is called Vedas.
They believed in reincarnation- one ones soul is reborn into another form until perfection.
They try to lead a good life and behave in order to meet perfection
They have many forms of gods
It is the dominant religion of the Indian subcontinent
Hinduism, with about one billion followers is the world's third largest religion, after Christianity and Islam.
Buddhism started in India but moved in to China, Southeast Asia, Korea and Japan.
Buddhism started a little after 600 B.C.
Main belief was to end your suffering by ending your desires.
They learn to accept what they have.
Buda is there god.
Buddhism is also recognized as one of the fastest growing religions in the world.
Buda is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end their suffering through the elimination of ignorance by way of understanding and the seeing of dependent origination.
It is originated out of China.
It started at 600 B.C.
The famous text is called Tao Te Ching
One belief is to follow the way of nature (accept the ways you cant change)
They do NOT challenge the natural process
They accept things as they come
Tao- means the way
began by a man named Lao- Tse
It originated in china
The holy text is Analects
It began in 600 B.C.
Main belief is that all people need to accept their role in society
They have a great deal of respect for parents elders and country.
A man named Confucius started it.
Confucianism became the guiding philosophy of the Chinese culture for many generations.
It started in the Middle East
The holy text is Torch first five books of the old testament
They are monotheism
God will send a Messiah who will save them some day
Try to follow Gods laws so that the Messiah will come
It started in around 1200 B.C.
It began by the Hebrew people in the fertile cresent
It originated in the Middle East
The holy text it the bible(new/old)
It started at 1 A.D.
They are monotheism
Jesus Christ is the son of god and he is the Messiah
They had simple rules so it was easy for people to understand
The Roman Province of Judea is the one who started it
The roman empire spread it then later the Europeans did.
It started in the Middle East further detail it was in the city of Mecca
The famous text is Qur'an(koran)
They were also monotheism
There main belief was follow Allah in all things above anything else.
It is also the youngest religion starting in around 700 A.D
What helped spread the religion was that the Arab were great warriors
The man who made Islam was named Mohamed.