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Burmese Religions - Demography
The record is an ordered list of faiths, beginning with the biggest group and sometimes containing the percentage of the population. Below are the main features and convictions of the world's most important faiths. The Baha'i manifestation claims that the great religion prophesies of the great nations mirror some kind of reality or part of the Divinity, believing that all of God's manifestations were given at certain moments to certain fellowships, and that Baha'u'llah is an extra prophesy to call all of humanity.
Buddhaism - religion or philosphy based on the teaching of Siddhartha Gautama (also known as Gautama Buddha "the Illuminated"). There are several Buddhist doctrines and cults, which often differ in the Buddha's character, the degree to which illumination can be attained - for one or for all and by whom - either in the form of worship or in the lay faith.
Theravada, the oldest Buddha school is practiced mainly in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Burma and Thailand, with minorities in Asia and the West. Christendom - The core faith of Christendom, derived from Judaism, claims that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ Jesus of the Jewish writings and that his live, his dead and his rebirth are salutary to the whole earth.
Christendom is one of the three Abrahamic monotheist religions, along with Islam and Judaism, which attributes its origins to Abraham of the Brahew. His holy writings cover the Hebraic Bible and the New Testament (or the Gospels of Christians). It is the oldest incumbent West European Orthodox religion and the biggest individual worship institution in the whole and South.
The Pope is believed by Roman Catholics to be the divine leader of the Church from a straight sacred heritage of the Almighty Peter. With 98% of the members, the Latin ritual is by far the greatest. Eastern-Ritish churches, such as the Maronite Church and the Ukrainian Church, are in fellowship with Rome, although they maintain their own worshipping tradition and their immediate hierarchies consist of priests within their own rites.
There is a broad teaching of theology and morals in the Catholic Church, specified for the faithful in its ECC, which makes it one of a kind among most types of Christianity. and Mormonism ("including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"): Mormonism, which originated in the United States under Joseph Smith in 1830, is not described as a type of Christianity as it claimed extra revelations of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.
Mormon claims that Jesus appeared in the New World after the report of the Christ Consecration and that the Americas are unique consecrated souls. Apostasia is a belief that early christian religions, such as the Roman Catholic, Orthodox and protesting beliefs of reformation, and that Joseph Smith's unveiling of the Book of Mormon is a re-establishment of True Christianity.
They have a hierarchic denominational governance and proselytise their beliefs; they are mainly in America and a number of other occidental states. Jehovah's Witnesses are structuring their belief in the Christian Bible, but their refusal of the Trinity is different from that of the major Christian. Christianity: Although the oldest Christianity's main Christianity, the Holy Orthodox Church, has a solemn headquarters in the Bishop of Constantinople (Istanbul), also known as the Patriarch, its various territorial branches (e.g. Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox) are autocephal (independent of Constantinople's authorities and have their own patriarchs).
The Orthodox Church is strongly nationalistic and ethnically shaped. Orthodox Christendom shared many doctrines with the Roman Catholic Church, but differed in some essential points and did not recognise the Pope's power to govern. Christianity, Protestant: Evangelical Christianity emerged in the sixteenth century as an effort to transform the practice, doctrine and theology of Roman Catholicism.
There are several different types or confessions, which are very different in their structures, their convictions, their relation to the state, to the ecclesiastical order and to the state leadership. There are many theological Protestants who stress the primordial importance of the Scriptures in their religion and advocate an unconventional reading of the text without the impartation of a definitive ecclesiastical power such as that of the Roman Pope.
Among the oldest Lutheran Christians are Lutheranism, Calvinism (Presbyterian) and English Christianity (Episcopalian), which have founded literature, government structures and official clerics. Others, such as the Pentecostals and impartial Church, may be lacking one or more of these features, and their conduct and faith are individualised and vibrant. HINDUALISM - HINDUIST hindualism - hinduistism has its origin in the middle of the second and first millenium BC in India and is an extremly varied group of convictions and practice without a sole foundation or spiritual authorities.
It is the aim of consecrated activity to teach, to act, to at last reach the deliverance (Moksha) of the souls and to escape the reincarnation series. Islám - The third of the Abrahamic monotheist beliefs, Islam, emerged with the doctrines of Muhammad in the G7. Moslems believe that Muhammad is the last of all religion prophesies (starting with Abraham) and that the Koran, the Muslim scriptures, were revelations to him from God.
The Islam is derived from the words subjection, and obeying God is a main topic of this religion. To lead an Muslim way of living, the faithful must adhere to the five columns or teachings of Islam, which are the witness of belief (Shahada), everyday prayers (Salah), giving charity (Zakah), the fast during Ramadan (Sawm) and the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj).
Sunnis and Shiites are the two main arms of Islam, separated by a religious-political conflict over the lawful follower of Muhammad. Shiites believe that Muhammad's co-wife and son-in-law Ali was the only imam God lyin' (religious leader), while the Sunnis retained the first three Califs, after Muhammad were also legal heirs.
Nowadays in Islam, Sunnis and Shiites still have different opinions on reasonable levels of Islam jurisdiction, and who is a true Islam religionally authoritarian one. There is also an energetic mystic arm, Sufism, with various Sunnite and Shiite subgroups. The Sunni Islam makes up over 75% of the Moslem population.
Shiite Islam accounts for 10-20% of Muslims around the globe and is distinguished by the fact that it reveres Ali as an unfailing, heavenly guide and the first imam of the Islamic fellowship after Muhammad. Most Shiites are known as "Twelve" because they believe that the 11 family successors to Muhammad culminated in a twelfth imam (al-Mahdi) who is hiding in the earth and will resurface in the end to save the upright.
One cult of Shiite Islam, its supporters are also known as "Seven" because they believe that the legitimate seventh imam in the Muslim regime was Isma'il, the eldest child of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq. The Ismailis are found in different parts of the globe, especially in South Asia and the Levant. One more Shiite cult of Islam, the name mirrors the dedication of the supporters to the Christian religion of Ali.
The Alawis are a cohesive, mysterious group of religions who claim to be Shiite Muslims, although outside the scholarly world there is speculation that their convictions may have a syncretistic mixture with other Middle Eastern religions. This is a very mysterious custom and a cohesive communion that comes from the Islamic cult of Islam; its central convictions are to highlight a set of gnotic principals that believe that the Fatimid Khaliph al-Hakin is the one who represents the pivotal aspect of the kindness of the universe, namely the mind, the words, the soul, the precedent and the successor.
" She stresses sympathy for all beings, seeking the release of the mortal spirit from incarnation through illumination and appreciating the direct effects of one's own behaviour by believing in it. The Jain philosophie is teaching non-violence and prescribing vegatarism for friars and laymen equally; its followers are a very powerful spiritual minorities in India's population.
Jewry - One of the first known monotheist religion, probably between 2000-1500 BC, Judaism is the original religion of the Jews, founded on the beliefs in a union of responsibilities between a solemn all-powerful God of creation and Abraham, the Patriarch of the Hebrew Bible of Judaism, or Tanakh. Whereas there are vast narratives of halachic and scholarly discourses, there is no definitive doctrinal power in the narrative.
They have their own religion. Orthodox, Conservative and Reform/Liberal. They differ in their opinions and respect for the laws of the Jews, with the Orthodox being the most traditionally practiced and the Reformed/liberal community the most responsive of the individualised interpretation of Judaism and religion. Before the end of the Second World War Shinto was the state religion of Japan and strengthened the worship of the late Japan kings.
Her writing, the Guru Granth Sahib - also known as the Adi Granth - is regarded as the alive Guru, or the last instance of Sikh beliefs and hisology. Daoism - Mandarin philosophical or religion on the basis of Lao Tzus Tao Te Ching, which focuses on believing in the Tao or the Way as the river of the universes and the very essence of things.
The Taoist believe that the mystic realm consists of a perfectly harmonic equilibrium and the natural environment, while in the manifested realm - especially in the human organism - the equilibrium is warped. Zoroastrism - Based on the doctrines of the Zoroaster in the ninth or tenth centuries B.C., Zoroastrism may be the oldest religion still existing.
His core convictions focus on a transcendental God of creation, Ahura Mazda, and the notion of free will. In general, Zuroastrianism is a self-contained religion and its members are almost always descended from Zenoastrian families. Before Islam became widespread, the Zoroastrians ruled Iran. Animism: the faith that non-human beings contain soul or spirit.
The Confucianism has strongly affected the cultures and religions of Eastern Asia such as China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. The Inuit faith is a type of Inuit ( "shamanism", see below) founded on the animist principle of the Inuit or Eskimo. Kirant: the Kirat faith system, a nation that lives mainly in the Himalayas of Nepal.
Heathen is a collective name for many unrelated religious practises in the past, mostly in relation to religion outside the Abrahamian catagory (monotheistic religion such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam). Ashamanism: Convictions and practises that promote communications with the inner being. Shamanic convictions are organised around a male or female shadow, who - as a mediator between the mortal and mortal worlds - is supposed to be able to cure the ill (by curing their souls), to commune with the mortal and to help spirits through the praxis of entry into the Hereafter.
Also in shamanic religion the master is in charge of holy ritual. Spirituality: the faith that the soul and the spirit normally communicates with the live through mediators known as media. Khondogyo: or the religion of the Heavenly Way, is founded on Coreanamanism, Buddhism and popular Korea tradition, with some Christianity.
It was worded in the 1860' and states that God is alive in all of us and striving to transform our societies into a heaven on this planet inhabited by faithful who are transforming into smart morals with a high level of consciousness. The followers believe that Jesus' redemption and ascension comes through Jesus' deaths, like Christianity, but also that a spiritual clean existence according to strong rules of behaviour is necessary for redemption.
Modekngei: a mixture of Christianity and old Palauian civilization and verbal tradition, established around 1915 on the Babeldaob isle. Rastafarian: an afrocentric Christian ideal and Christian motion that originated in Jamaica in the 1930' s; she thinks that Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930-74, was the reincarnation of Jesus' second comings.
In Cuba, the Yoruba religion of Nigeria merges with Roman Catholicism and India's tradition. Voodoo/Vodun: a kind of devotion to spirits and ancestors in connection with some religious beliefs, especially Catholicism. Haitians and Louisiana Voodoo, which contain more Catholics practice, are separated from West African Vodun, which has maintained a ghost worshipping bias.
nonreligious agnosticism: the faith that most things are ignorant. With respect to religion, it is usually neither called faith nor non-belief in a god. At-heism: the faith that there are no gods.