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Asian Religion

            In the past 4,000 years in history, many religions and philosophies came to life. Seven of them stood out from the others because of the vast amount of followers each had. These seven religions are Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam. Taoism no longer exists but the other six still thrive as more people convert to followers of the religions. These seven religions may seem extremely different from one another but underneath the outer layer, the inner lay out is extraordinarily similar to one another. .
             The seven religions each had their separate ideas and goals. As different as their ideas were, the religions actually have a lot in common. Each religion strived to reach one ultimate goal. For example, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Hinduism all want to reach a paradise, whether it be Heaven, Nirvana, or Moksha. Taoism and Confucianism all wish to seek "the way of life". The seven religions each also had a sense of ethics, teaching what is right and what is wrong. Christianity follows the Ten Commandments and Islam follows the Five Pillars of Worship. Taoism teaches that everyone must learn from the ways of nature. .
             Surprisingly, the origin of all these religions are in the same continent, Asia. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all originated in Jerusalem. Confucianism and Taoism originated in China, Buddhism originated in Tibet, and Hinduism originated in India. As everything has to have someone to start it, the religions also had their separate originators. Christianity was started by a man named Jesus Christ, who descended to the people of earth to teach them the ways of life. Judaism was started by a man named Abraham, whom Jews consider their father. Islam was also started by Abraham but the people who follow Islam, called Muslims, believe that there was also a prophet by the name of Mohammed. Taoism was created by a man named Lao Tzu, who believed strongly in nature and Buddhism was created by Siddhartha, a prince who turned to a monk to search for the path to moderation.

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