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Religious Symbols. Discover facts and information about a huge
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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
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
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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".
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
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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
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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'.
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.
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.
Sikhism was originally founded in India by Guru Nanak in the 1400's. Its
followers are called 'Sikh' which translates to disciple.
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.
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Confucianism is a religious belief practiced by those who follow the teachings
of Confucius. Confucius was a Chinese philosopher born in 550BC.
Taoism is a religious belief practiced by those who follow the teachings of the
Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu who was born in 300BC.
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.
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:
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