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1. Christianity

Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion whose teaching is predominantly focusing on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Christianity is currently the religion with the largest population in the world, with about 2.5 billion followers according to Wikipedia. Its followers, known as Christians, comprise a majority of the population in one hundred and fifty seven countries and territories, and believe that Jesus is the Son of God, whose coming as the messiah was prophesied in the Hebrew Bible and chronicled in the New Testament.

2. Islam

Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion whose holy book, the Quran, is regarded by its followers, known as Muslims, to be the word of God. The religion is currently the world’s second largest religion with about two billion followers of the world’s population according to Wikipedia. Adherents of the religion are strongly imbibed in the belief that Islam is the ultimate and universal version of a primordial faith that was divulged many times before through prophets such as Adam, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. Just like other Abrahamic religions, Islam also teaches a final judgment with the righteous rewarded in paradise and the unrighteous punished in

3. Atheism

Atheism, which currently constituted one of the largest religions in the world, is a religion whose objectivity is denial of metaphysical beliefs in God or spiritual beings. As such, it is often differentiated from theism, which affirms the reality of the divine and often seeks to demonstrate its existence. A central ubiquitous dogma of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is the affirmation of the reality of one, and only one, God. Adherents of these faiths have beliefs that there is a God who created the universe out of nothing and who has absolute sovereignty over all his creation. In contrast, Atheism rejects all belief in spiritual beings.

4. Hinduism

Also primarily originated from India, Hinduism is currently one of the world’s largest religions, with over 1.2 billion followers around the world. Widely regarded as the oldest religion in the world, Hinduism is a distinct system of thought characterized by a range of philosophies and shared concepts, rituals, cosmological systems, pilgrimage sites, and shared textual sources that discuss theology, metaphysics, mythology, among other topics. The religion prescribes the eternal duties, such as honesty, refraining from injuring living beings, patience, forbearance, self-restraint, virtue, and compassion, among others.

5. Buddhism


Primarily originated from India, Buddhism is a religion or philosophical tradition whose series of original teachings are attributed to Gautama Buddha. It is currently one of the world’s largest religions with over five hundred and twenty million followers around the world. Buddhist schools vary in their interpretation of the path to liberation, the relative importance and canonicity assigned to the various Buddhist texts, and their specific teachings and practices……See More

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