Religion

Symbols of various religions.
Religion
Abrahamic religions
Christianity · Islam · Judaism · Bahá'í Faith · Rastafarianism · Samaritanism
Dharmic religions
Hinduism · Buddhism · Jainism · Sikhism
Other religions
Unitarian Universalism · Raelism · Wicca · Zoroastrianism · Eckankar · Druidry · Yoruba religion · Taoism · Deism · Mormonism
Nontheism
Atheism · Agnosticism · Ignosticism
Holy texts
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A religion is a set of beliefs that is held by a group of people so passionately with some sort of sacrifice. The judisiom is about people and festivals of different kinds

There are many different religions, each with a different set of beliefs. The beliefs are about the world and the people in it, about how they came into being, and what their purpose is. These beliefs according to some religious sects, are often linked to supernatural beings such as God, a number of gods or spirits. They may also be linked to an idea such as a path that the spirit of each person should take towards goodness, truth and duty. This they called spirituality.

Each religion has different ideas about these things. Each religion also has a "moral code" which is a set of beliefs about how humans should act. Each religion usually has their own type of "devotions" when people worship or pray. They often have rituals (special things that are always done in the same way) for certain times of the year or certain times of a person's life.[1] Other words that are used for religion are "faith" and "belief system".[2] Altogether, followers of religion can be known as 'believers', or 'the faithful'. Few people follow more than one religion at a time.

The largest religions are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Sikhism, Judaism and Jainism. There are many other religions.[3] People who do not believe in any gods are called atheists. People who say that there is no evidence are called agnostics.[4][5]

Religious beliefs

God

Statue of Saint Peter holding the keys of the kingdom of heaven. (16:18–19)

In many religions, one of the main beliefs is that there is a "deity" (or god) who is a great creator spirit. In many religions, there is just one deity that the people believe in. In other religions, there are many deities who each have different roles in the universe. In many religions, there are other types of spirits. These may include angels, devils and other such things which can be both good and bad.

Giving honour to God, the gods or the spirits is an important part of most religions. While this may often be done privately, it is also often done with gatherings of people and rituals. These rituals are often based on old traditions, and may have been done in almost the same way for hundreds, or even thousands of years.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was known for her Christian kindness.

Human spirit

Another main belief is that humans have a "soul" or spirit which lives on after their body has died. The person's spirit is on a journey through life that continues after death. Most religions believe that what a person does during their lifetime will affect what happens to their spirit in the afterlife. Many religions teach that a good person's spirit can reach a special place of peace and happiness such as Heaven or Nirvana, and that a bad person's spirit can travel to a place of pain and suffering such as Hell. Still other religions believe in reincarnation - that instead of going either to Heaven or Hell, spirits of the dead return to earth in a new body.

Morality

"Morals" are the way a human behaves to other humans. Most religions make rules about human morals. The rules of how people should act to each other are different in different religions.

For some religions, following a "path" of goodness, truth and duty is very important. This is called Tao in China. In the teachings of Judaism, people were told to "love your neighbour as yourself". In the teachings of Jesus, people were told to think of every single person as their "neighbour" and treat them with love.

Not every religion teaches people to be kind to all other people. In many religions, it has been common for people to believe that they have to act kindly only to some people and not to others. In some religions, people believed that they could please a god by killing or sacrificing another person.

Other Languages
Acèh: Agama
Afrikaans: Religie
Alemannisch: Religion
አማርኛ: ሃይማኖት
Аҧсшәа: Адин
العربية: دين (معتقد)
aragonés: Relichión
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܬܘܕܝܬܐ
armãneashti: Religie
arpetan: Religion
অসমীয়া: ধৰ্ম
asturianu: Relixón
Avañe'ẽ: Tupãrape
Aymar aru: Yupaychäwi
azərbaycanca: Din
تۆرکجه: دین
bamanankan: Diinɛ
বাংলা: ধর্ম
Bahasa Banjar: Agama
Bân-lâm-gú: Chong-kàu
Basa Banyumasan: Agama
башҡортса: Дин
беларуская: Рэлігія
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Рэлігія
български: Религия
Boarisch: Religion
བོད་ཡིག: ཆོས་ལུགས།
bosanski: Religija
brezhoneg: Relijion
буряад: Шажан
català: Religió
Чӑвашла: Тĕн
Cebuano: Tinuohan
čeština: Náboženství
chiShona: Chinamato
corsu: Riligioni
Cymraeg: Crefydd
dansk: Religion
Deutsch: Religion
eesti: Religioon
Ελληνικά: Θρησκεία
English: Religion
español: Religión
Esperanto: Religio
estremeñu: Religión
euskara: Erlijio
فارسی: دین
Fiji Hindi: Dharam
føroyskt: Átrúnaður
français: Religion
Frysk: Religy
furlan: Religjon
Gaeilge: Creideamh
Gaelg: Craueeaght
Gagauz: Din
galego: Relixión
贛語: 宗教
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: धर्म
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Chûng-kau
한국어: 종교
Hausa: Addini
հայերեն: Կրոն
हिन्दी: धर्म (पंथ)
hrvatski: Religija
Ido: Religio
Ilokano: Relihion
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: ধর্ম
Bahasa Indonesia: Agama
interlingua: Religion
Interlingue: Religion
Ирон: Дин
íslenska: Trúarbrögð
italiano: Religione
עברית: דת
Basa Jawa: Agama
kalaallisut: Upperisarsiorneq
ქართული: რელიგია
कॉशुर / کٲشُر: مَزہَب
kaszëbsczi: Religijô
қазақша: Дін
kernowek: Kryjyans
Kiswahili: Dini
Kongo: Lukwikilu
Kreyòl ayisyen: Relijyon
kurdî: Dîn
Кыргызча: Дин
Ladino: Relijion
лакку: Дин
лезги: Дин
لۊری شومالی: دین
Latina: Religio
latviešu: Reliģija
Lëtzebuergesch: Relioun
lietuvių: Religija
Ligure: Religion
Limburgs: Relizjie
lingála: Bonzámbe
Livvinkarjala: Uskondo
la .lojban.: lijda
lumbaart: Religion
magyar: Vallás
македонски: Религија
മലയാളം: മതം
Malti: Reliġjon
मराठी: धर्म
მარგალური: რელიგია
مصرى: دين
مازِرونی: دین
Bahasa Melayu: Agama
Baso Minangkabau: Agamo
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Cŭng-gáu
Mirandés: Relegion
монгол: Шашин
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဘာသာတရား
Nāhuatl: Teomatiliztli
Nederlands: Religie
Nedersaksies: Geleuf
नेपाली: धर्म
नेपाल भाषा: धर्म
日本語: 宗教
Napulitano: Religgione
нохчийн: Дин
Nordfriisk: Religion
Norfuk / Pitkern: Rilijin
norsk: Religion
norsk nynorsk: Religion
Nouormand: Èrligion
Novial: Religione
occitan: Religions
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଧର୍ମ
Oromoo: Amantii
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Din
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਧਰਮ
पालि: धम्म
پنجابی: مت
Papiamentu: Religion
پښتو: مذهب
Patois: Rilijan
ភាសាខ្មែរ: សាសនា
Piemontèis: Religion
Tok Pisin: Lotu
Plattdüütsch: Religion
polski: Religia
português: Religião
Qaraqalpaqsha: Din
română: Religie
rumantsch: Religiun
Runa Simi: Iñiy
русиньскый: Реліґія
русский: Религия
саха тыла: Итэҕэл
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱫᱷᱚᱨᱚᱢ
sardu: Religione
Scots: Releegion
Seeltersk: Religion
Sesotho sa Leboa: Bodumedi
shqip: Feja
sicilianu: Riliggiuni
සිංහල: ආගම්
سنڌي: مذهب
SiSwati: Lukholo
slovenčina: Náboženstvo
slovenščina: Religija
ślůnski: Religijo
Soomaaliga: Diin
کوردی: ئایین
српски / srpski: Религија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Religija
suomi: Uskonto
svenska: Religion
Tagalog: Relihiyon
தமிழ்: சமயம்
Taqbaylit: Ajjed
татарча/tatarça: Дин
తెలుగు: మతము
ไทย: ศาสนา
тоҷикӣ: Дин
Türkçe: Din
Türkmençe: Din
українська: Релігія
اردو: مذہب
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ئىسلام
vèneto: Rełijon
vepsän kel’: Religii
Tiếng Việt: Tôn giáo
Volapük: Rel
Võro: Usk
walon: Rilidjon
文言: 宗教
Winaray: Relihiyón
吴语: 宗教
Xitsonga: Vukhongeri
ייִדיש: רעליגיע
Yorùbá: Ẹ̀sìn
粵語: 宗教
Zazaki: Din
Zeêuws: Religie
žemaitėška: Viera
中文: 宗教
डोटेली: धर्म
ГӀалгӀай: Ди
Lingua Franca Nova: Relijio