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Religion/Philosophy

Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam &Shinto

TermDefinition
Polytheistic Believing in more than one god.
Monotheistic Believing in one God.
Reincarnation Hindus believe in a cycle of life, death and re-birth.
4 Noble Truths The main beliefs of Buddhists.
8 Fold Path The steps that Buddhists follow in order to reach nirvana.
Torah The book (sacred writings) used by Jews.
Quran or Koran The book (sacred writings) used by Muslims.
Mecca The Arabian city where Islam began and the city all Muslims are supposed to make a pilgrimage to.
Muhammad The man who founded Islam; he is also known as 'the Prophet'.
Exile Refers to how many Jews were forced to leave their homeland of Jerusalem.
Diaspora Refers to how the Jewish people are a scattered community who live in a variety of places.
Karma The total of all a person's thoughts and actions. Hindus believe that it has future consequences.
China The birthplace of Confucianism and Taoism.
India The birthplace of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Siddhartha Guatama 'The Buddha'. The man who founded Buddhism.
Abraham The Hebrew leader who started the Jewish religion.
Moses The Hebrew leader who wrote the Ten Commandments.
The 5 Pillars The rules that all Muslims are supposed to follow.
10 Commandments The rules that Jews and Christians follow.
Taoism A Chinese philosophy based on humility, and connecting with nature
Japan The birthplace of the Shinto religion.
Created by: Jamesp313