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Religion

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monotheism
belief in one God
polytheism
belief in many Gods
karma
the force generated by one's good or bad actions that determines your next life
religion
a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe
Siddhartha Gautama
founder of Buddhism
Jesus
founder of Christianity
Muhammad
founder of Islam
Abraham
founder of Judaism
Bible
holy book of Christianity
Qur'an
holy book of Islam
Tripitika
holy writings of Buddhism
Vedas
holy writings of Hinduism
Torah
holy book of Judaism
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
geographic origin of Islam
Ancient Palestine (now Israel)
geographic origin of Christianity and Judaism
current day Nepal
geographic origin of Buddhism
Indus River Valley
geographic origin of Hinduism
Allah
name of God for Muslims
reincarnation
the belief that the soul, upon death of the body, comes back to earth in another body or form
mosque
a place of worship for Muslims
Divali
Hindu New Year celebration
Easter
Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus
Vesak
holiday celebrating Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and death
Ramadan
a month of fasting during daylight hours for Muslims
Noble Eightfold Path
guidelines of the Buddhist religion
The Five Pillars
guidelines of the Islam religion
Ten Commandments
guidelines of the Christian and Jewish religions
Yom Kippur
holy day for the Jewish religion
moksha
the ultimate state for a Hindu
paradise
the ultimate state for a Muslim
heaven
the ultimate state for a Christian
nirvana
the ultimate state for a Buddhist
religious diffusion
the spread of religion by ways of trade, military, missionaries, or migration
church
a place where Christians worship
synagogue
a place where Jews worship
hajj
a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, Saudia Arabia that all Muslims must make once in their lifetime