Synonyms of 'religion: Religions'
animismBabi or BabismBaha'ismBuddhismChristianitythe Christian religion ConfucianismdruidismheliolatryHinduism or Hindooismthe complex of beliefs, values, and customs comprising the dominant religion of India, characterized by the worship of many gods, including Brahma as supreme being, a caste system, belief in reincarnation, etc Islamthe religion of Muslims, having the Koran as its sacred scripture and teaching that there is only one God and that Mohammed is his prophet; Mohammedanism Jainisman ancient Hindu religion, which has its own scriptures and believes that the material world is eternal, progressing endlessly in a series of vast cycles Judaismthe religion of the Jews, based on the Old Testament and the Talmud and having as its central point a belief in the one God as transcendent creator of all things and the source of all righteousness Macumbaa religious cult in Brazil that combines Christian and voodoo elements Manichaeism or Manicheismthe system of religious doctrines, including elements of Gnosticism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Buddhism, etc, taught by the Persian prophet Mani about the 3rd century ad. It was based on a supposed primordial conflict between light and darkness, or goodness and evil Mithraism or Mithraicismthe ancient Persian religion of Mithras. It spread to the Roman Empire during the first three centuries ad Orphisma mystery religion of ancient Greece, widespread from the 6th century bc onwards, combining pre-Hellenic beliefs, the Thracian cult of (Dionysius) Zagreus, etc paganismRastafarianisman originally Jamaican religion that regards Ras Tafari (the former emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie (1892–1975)) as God Ryobu Shintoa fusion of Shinto and Buddhism, which flourished in Japan in the 13th century Santeriaa Caribbean religion composed of elements from both traditional African religion and Roman Catholicism SatanismScientology(trademark)shamanismthe religion of certain peoples of northern Asia, based on the belief that the world is pervaded by good and evil spirits who can be influenced or controlled only by the shamans ShangoShembe(in South Africa) an African sect that combines Christianity with aspects of Bantu religion Shintothe indigenous religion of Japan, polytheistic in character and incorporating the worship of a number of ethnic divinities, from the chief of which the emperor is believed to be descended SikhismTaoisma popular Chinese system of religion and philosophy claiming to be teachings of Lao Zi but also incorporating pantheism and sorcery voodoo or voodooismthe system of voodoo beliefs and practices Yezidisa religious sect found in the Kurdish areas of Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, whose beliefs combine elements of Zoroastrianism, Islam, Christianity, and other religions; in addition to believing in a Supreme God, the Yezidi worship seven angels, among whom is the devil, who is believed to have repented and been pardoned and reinstated as chief angel Zoroastrianism or Zoroastrismthe dualistic religion founded by the Persian prophet Zoroaster in the late 7th or early 6th centuries bc and set forth in the sacred writings of the Zend-Avesta. It is based on the concept of a continuous struggle between Ormazd (or Ahura Mazda), the god of creation, light, and goodness, and his arch enemy, Ahriman, the spirit of evil and darkness, and it includes a highly developed ethical code ▷ See religion
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