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Belief Systems

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Hinduism Vedas (holy text); one God who can take many forms; Moksha; Karma and Dharma; reincarnation; ahimsa (nonviolence); caste system; Ganges River
Christianity Started in Palestine around 30 CE after the death of Jesus; belief that Jesus is the son of God; Bible (holy text); Ten Commandments; Monotheistic (belief in one god)
Judaism Started in Palestine around 2000 BCE; belief in one God; Ten Commandments; Torah (holy text)
Legalism social harmony through strict laws, a strong central control and absolute obedience to authority. Stressed the direction of all human activity toward the goal of increasing the power of the ruler and the state; Qin Dynasty
Buddhism founded by Siddhartha Gautama; seek the middle path; Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path; Nirvana; Dharma and Karma; ahimsa (nonviolence)
Daoism Belief in natural spontaneity, desire for harmony
Confucianism Ideas gathered in book called the Analects; Confucius; Five Relationships - respect for parents, ancestors, teachers, and rulers; good government is important; filial piety; Hans Dynasty (civil service)
Islam Belief in one all-powerful compassionate God (Allah); Muhammad was the prophet; Five Pillars; Quran (holy text); Hajj; Ramadan
Created by: Ms.Sala