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A comprehensive guide to Religious Symbols.  Discover facts and information about a huge selection of Religious signs! Find out the symbolism behind a wide range of religious items, we have included facts and information on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Shintoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism as well as a section on Christmas Symbols!

There are many religions worshipped all over the world, the largest of these are Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Shintoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism and Taoism. Symbols are a vital part of every religion, they are objects that followers worship and pray to. They are tools for teaching the religion to others and items are often passed down from generation to generation. Each individual religious symbol has its own deep significance; the Muslim Prayer Mat and the Catholic Rosary Beads are just two examples that have huge significance to followers of these faiths.

 

Religious Symbols - Definition
Being religious is defined as the outward act or form by which a person indicates their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due. Having a religious belief or faith is being in awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life. Religion is a framework of beliefs relating to supernatural or superhuman beings or forces that transcend the everyday material world. Being religious is to have a strong belief, a faith in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality".

Dream Explanation - Religious
Dreaming that you are deeply religious, foretells of a negative turn to your business affairs and a disruption to your life. Dreaming that you are over religious means that your goody goody character will repulsed your lover or mate.

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Religious Symbols - Christianity
Christians believe in God and Jesus Christ. There are many different religious denominations of Christians including Baptist, Methodists, Catholics and Born Again Christians. All Christians share the belief that Jesus died to save us from sin and his resurrection offers salvation to all who follow the faith. Christianity is the biggest religion in Europe, Australia and America. Important Christian religious symbols include the Cross, the Bible, Communion and Saints.

Religious Symbols - Islam
Islam has followers all over the world but is most widely practiced in Asia and North Africa. Islam was founded in Arabia by the prophet Muhammad in 622AD. Followers of Islam are called Muslims and they worship a single god, Allah. Important Muslim religious symbols include the Star and Crescent, Prayer Rug, Prayer Beads and the Koran.

Religious Symbols - Hinduism
Hinduism is one of the oldest religious beliefs in the world and the main religion of India. The religion has been practiced for 3,500 years and religious followers of Hinduism worship many gods. Apart from worshipping several gods, Hinduism also includes traditions and mythology. Important religious symbols include Ganesha, the Cow as well as several objects of worship known as 'puja'.

Religious Symbols - Buddhism
Buddhists follow the teachings of Gautama Buddha (Enlightened One) and has many religious followers in Asia. Buddhism is centered around compassion, non-violence and charity and its ultimate goal is enlightenment. Important religious symbols in Buddhism include the Wheel of Law, Prayer Wheels and the 'Sanga' or monastic order.

Religious Symbols - Shintoism
Shintoism is the oldest religion still practiced in Japan and its followers worship rocks, trees and forces in nature. Followers of Shintosim are known as Shinto which translates to 'Way of the Kami'. Its followers believe that millions of spirits (Kami) inhabit all forms of nature including trees, rivers and animals.

Religious Symbols - Sikhism
Sikhism was originally founded in India by Guru Nanak in the 1400's. Its followers are called 'Sikh' which translates to disciple.

Religious Symbols - Judaism
Judaism was founded in Asia and its followers who believe in one God or Yahweh are known as Jews. Jewish religious symbols include: The Star of David, Mezuzah, Kippah and the Torah. The torah is Jewish law and its scrolls consist of 613 commandments which were God's instructions to the people of Israel.

Religious Symbols - Confucianism
Confucianism is a religious belief practiced by those who follow the teachings of Confucius. Confucius was a Chinese philosopher born in 550BC.

Religious Symbols - Taoism
Taoism is a religious belief practiced by those who follow the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu who was born in 300BC.

Religious Symbols - Satanism
In 1966 the first Satanic church was established, now referred to as the 'Church of Satan'. Its followers are mainly based in the United States but has followers all over the world. Satanists support and idolise the devil and use a downwardly pointing pentagon as their main symbol.

Religious Symbols - Other Religions
Some religions such as Christianity and Islam are ancient whilst others are relatively new including Scientology and RaŽlism which are both UFO religions. There are also many individual smaller Folk Religions including:

  • Native American Religion

  • Australian Aboriginal Mythology (more commonly known as Dreamtime)

  • Haitian Vodou

  • African Khoisan

  • Brazilian Umbanda

Religious Symbols - Spirituality
Discover facts and information about a huge range of spiritual and religious emblems and signs. Read about each individual emblem and its significance to a particular religious belief. Why do so many religions use prayer beads? What is the difference between them? What is the significance of the Chi-Rho cross for Christians? What is the secret symbol for Christ? Find out interesting facts about the sacred books of the Qur'an, the Bible and the Torah. Discover the answers to these questions and many more, a useful educational resource for everyone.

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Pictures and Videos of Religious Symbols
Discover the vast selection of pictures which relate to Religious Symbols and illustrate the different Religious emblems and signs that we see in everyday life. All of the articles and pages can be accessed via the Signology Index - a great educational resource for everyone! Find out about different religious emblems and their significance to a variety of religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhist, Taoism, Sikhism and Confucianism.

 

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