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  • saints and some religious beliefs
    • how are saints role models
      • Saints are role models because they have devoted themselves to God.
      • saints could be martyrs which means that they have died for their faith and that shows that they
    • why people have different religions
      • some people have different religions because that is what they have been taught to believe
      • people could  change their religion to adapt to different reli which is called religious conversion.
    • buddism
      • Buddhism focuses on spiritual development
      • Buddhists strive for a deep insight into the true nature of life
      • they do not worship any Gods or deities
      • Buddhist practices like meditation are means of changing yourself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom
      • Because Buddhism does not include the idea of worshipping a creator god, some people do not see it as a religion in the normal, Western sense
    • hinduism
      • Hinduism is the worlds 3rd most practiced religion with an estimate of  750 million followers
        • Central to Hinduism is the belief in a supreme God Brahman, the universal soul, which is found in everything
      • The religion of Hinduism originated from western-India, Near the river Indus, around 5000 years ago making it the worlds oldest religion
      • Unlike most other religions, Hinduism has no single founder, no single scripture, and no commonly agreed set of teachingstitld
    • Islam
      • Islam began in Arabia, mecca and was introduced by the prophet Muhammad. The Arabic world for God is called Allah.
      • Those who follow the Islamic faith are called Muslims. Muslims believed that their is only one God. Muslim believe that the islamic faith was founded over 1500 years ago.
      • The Islam faith is the 2nd largest world religion with over 1 billion followers. In 2001 Census recorded 1,591,000 Muslims in the UK
      • According to Muslims God sent a number of prophets to man-kind to show us how to live according to his law
    • Sikhism
      • Sikhism was founded in the Punjab by Guru Nanak in the 15th Century CE and is a monotheistic religion.
      •   Sikhs think religion should be practised by living in the world and coping with life's everyday problems.
      • The Sikh place of worship is called a Gurdwara. The Sikh scripture is the Guru Granth Sahib, a book that Sikhs consider a living Guru
    • Judaism
      • Judaism is one of the oldest monotheistic religions and was founded over 3500 years ago in the Middle East
      • Jews believe that God appointed the Jews to be his chosen people in order to set an example of holiness and ethical behaviour to the world
      • Spiritual leaders are called Rabbis. 6 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust in an attempt to wipe out Judaism.
    • chrisstianity
      • Christianity is the world's biggest religion, with about 2.1 billion followers worldwide
      • It is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ who lived in the Holy Land 2,000 years ago
      • Christians believe that God sent his Son to earth to save humanity from the consequence of our sins


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