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Religion, a classification of thought, feeling, and action that is shared by a group and that offers the members an object of devotion, a code of activities by which persons may judge the personal and communal consequences of their actions & a frame of reference by which persons may relate to their group and their universe. It's a relation of individuals to God or the gods or to whatever they believe sacred or, in some cases, merely supernatural. Archaeological proof suggests that religious beliefs have existed since the 1st human communities. There are lots of religion world wide some religions (e.g., Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) are outwardly focused, and others (e.g., Buddhism, Jainism) are inwardly focused.

The 8 major ones in our world are Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Shinto, Judaism and Taoism. Hinduism, Shinto, and Taoism developed over many, many centuries. Each of the others bases belief on the life or teachings of definite individuals: Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who became known as Gautama Buddha, for Buddhism, Confucius for Confucianism, Jesus Christ for Christianity, Muhammad for Islam, and Abraham and Moses for Judaism.

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