Top 10 Most Powerful Religions in the World.
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most powerful religions in the world right now.
10. 巴哈教 700万教徒
10. Baha’i. 7 million adherents.
Baha’ullah, a Persian man,
was the founder of Baha’i in the 19th century.
Baha’i Faith believes in the unity of all religions.
It emerges religious history as a series of divine messengers.
克利须那神 佛陀 摩西 耶稣 穆罕默德
Krishna, Buddha, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed,
all established a religion which suited the needs of the time
and the capacity of the people back then.
The followers of Baha’i practise prayering and
worshiping one God of all humans.
All religions in the world have only one God,
which is single and has no equal.
They practise simplicity,
this reflects on their ritual as well.
Mostly they occur in individuals, homes or centers.
There are seven Baha’i houses of worship throughout the world.
9. 犹太教 1400万信徒
9. Judaism. 14 million adherents.
The first temple of Judaism,
the Solomon’s Temple, dated back to 832 B.C..
It was an important holy temple in Jerusalem.
Abraham was the father of the Jewish people.
When his descendents were slaved in Egypt,
God told Moses to lead the Exodus.
8. 通灵教 1500万信徒
8. Spiritism. 15 million adherents.
In the early 19th century,
a French educator named Allan Kardec founded Spiritism.
Unlike most religions, the founder is not a prophet,
in fact, Spiritism does not believe in prophecy.
Kardec wrote five books about Spiritism.
They are based on research and testimony of the spiritual world.
This religion teaches the same values as Christianity,
but it does not see Jesus as the son of God.
They believe that humans are immortal spirits,
which inhabit physical bodies to improve morally and intellectually
until the day they pass through a spiritual world.
7. 锡克教 2300万信徒
7. Sikhism. 23 million adherents.
Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak in Pakistan in the 16th century.
Sikhs believe in God as the one supreme reality,
he is known as Ik Onkar.
Sikhs pray through hymns and meditation.
Sikhism teaches selfless service,
its practices are similar to Hindu’s and Islam’s.
What is unique about this religion is
its distinctive prohibition of cutting hair for those
who have taken the Amrit initiation ceremony.
6. 非洲传统宗教 1亿信徒
6. African Traditional Religion. 100 million adherents.
There are many traditional religions practiced by African people,
however, they show the same general concept.
They believe in a supreme creator, spirits,
ancestors’ veneration and magic.
They worship supernatural spirits including their ancestors
as their intermediaries between humans and God.
Their religious rituals involve animal sacrifices and libation.
They believe that humans should have harmony with a supernatural world.
5. 佛教 3.76亿信徒
5. Buddhism. 376 million adherents.
According to Buddhist tradition, Buddha was born in Lumbini,
now a part of Nepal in 563 B.C.,
his name was Siddhartha Gautama,
and he was a prince living a luxurious life.
After he fled from his Palace,
he discovered the misery of others.
This was his awakening moment,
he meditated intensely for forty days,
he battled worldly temptations to reach nirvana.
Since then he began to teach others about his experience,
many follow his footsteps.
He died at the age of 80 in Kushinagar,
now a part of India.
4. 中国传统宗教 3.94亿信徒
4. Chinese Traditional Religion. 394 million adherents.
The Chinese traditional religion dates back to 206 B.C.,
when the Han Dynasty ruled the country,
they worshipped a Chinese God.
Chinese people believed in gods and spirits
in a form of forces within the order of nature.
There are four concepts of the religion
which cover the spiritual, cosmological and moral aspects of life.
The first one is “Tian”,
a heaven as the source of moral meaning.
Second, “Di”, the breadth of substance of
which everything was made.
Third “Jun Zhu”, the ancestors’ veneration.
And last, “Bao Ying”, the moral reciprocity.
3. 印度教 9亿教徒
3. Hinduism. 900 million adherents.
Hinduism is an ancient religion,
it started as a fusion of various Indian cultures and traditions.
It is believed to be the heritage of Provident Religion
dated back to 30,000 B.C.
with the classical Hinduism first emerging in 200 B.C..
The concept of God in Hinduism is complex.
It depends on each individual’s philosophy and the tradition itself,
this reflects to its rituals as well.
For example, Hindus in India practiced different rituals
compared to Hindus in Bali Indonesia.
In general, they worship the Supreme Being as
如毗瑟奴 梵天 希瓦 夏克提
Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva and/or Shakti.
They embody from proper aims of human life.
Dharma duties. Artha prosperity.
Karma, emotion, and Moksha, liberation.
2. 伊斯兰教 15亿信徒
2. Islam. 1.5 billion adherents.
In 610 C.E., Muhammad had revelation from God through Archangel Gabriel.
These revelations were recorded into a book known as Quran.
The concept of God in Islam is strict and clear.
God is one and he is Almighty,
he created the universe by a simple command B,
and so it is.
They believe that there is only one religion Islam
and Mohammed is its prophet.
1. 基督教 21亿信徒
1. Christianity. 2.1 billion adherents.
Christians believe that in 4 B.C.,
the Son of God was born.
He is Jesus Christ who brought salvation from humanity.
The story of his life was written in the Bible,
which becomes the guidance of Christian’s life.
Christianity teaches the essential belief of Trinity,
God is one God in three persons coexisting as one.
They cannot be divided.
They are the Father, the Son Jesus Christ
and the Holy Spirit.
The 2.1 billion adherents of Christianity
are divided into several denominations.
The three primary divisions are Roman Catholicism,
Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism.
These three claim several differences but believe in relatively the same God.
Before we begin working on this video,
we did our best to talk to people from these religions,
and by no means do we plan to offend anybody.
These are facts that we present to the best of our knowledge
at the time of making this video.
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that didn’t make the list.
If you’ve never heard of past theorists,
and their Lord and Savior,
the Flying Spaghetti Monster you need to fix that immediately.
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but go ahead and google it.
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