How did the Major Religions Start?

The principal religions in the world today are the Hindu, Buddhist, Confucianism, Taoist, Shinto, Zoroastrian, Mohammedan, Jewish, and Christian Faiths. The Hindu religion of India was formed about 3,000 years ago. Founders of this faith considered that Brahma was the first great God.

The Hindu religion of India was formed about 3,000 years ago. Founders of this faith considered that Brahma was the first great God. Brahma created ll forms of life and multiples of other gods. Buddha was a great religious teacher who lived about 3,000 years ago.

In its original form Buddhism does not depend upon a god or gods but evil teaches that man can purify himself of all desires and thus do away with evil and suffering. There are various sects and modification of Buddhism.


Confucianism, based on the teachings of Confucius, a sixth century B.C. philosopher, is concerned almost wholly with man’s right conduct toward his fellow man.

Taoism sprang from a little book called Tao Te King, which was written by Lao-tse in the sixth century B.C. It calls upon its followers to find and follow the natural way of life. Shinto is the primitive religion stems from the techings of Zarathustra, Zoroaster, prophet of Iran, born probably in the seventh century B.C.

The religion elevates Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord) as the great One God. The Mohammedan Religion is based on the teachings of Mohammed, prophet of Arabia in the sixth century A.D Judaism is the oldest one-god (monotheistic) religion. Originating in Palestine, which was the early home of the Jews, it went with the Jewish people wherever they traveled.

The Christian religion is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. He was born in Palestine between 8 and 4 B.C.     

The principal religions in the world today are the Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist, Shinto, Zoroastrian, Mohammedan, Jewish, and Christian Faiths. The Hindu religion of India was formed about 3,000 years ago. Founders of this faith considered that Brahma was the first great God.

The Hindu religion of India was formed about 3,000 years ago. Founders of this faith considered that Brahma was the first great God. Brahma created ll forms of life and multiples of other gods. Buddha was a great religious teacher who lived about 3,000 years ago.

In its original form Buddhism does not depend upon a god or gods but evil teaches that man can purify himself of all desires and thus do away with evil and suffering. There are various sects and modification of Buddhism.

Confucianism, based on the teachings of Confucius, a sixth century B.C. philosopher, is concerned almost wholly with man’s right conduct toward his fellow man.

Taoism sprang from a little book called Tao Te King, which was written by Lao-tse in the sixth century B.C. It calls upon its followers to find and follow the natural way of life. Shinto is the primitive religion stems from the teachings of Zarathustra, Zoroaster, prophet of Iran, born probably in the seventh century B.C.

The Christian religion is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. He was born in Palestine between 8 and 4 B.C.

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