Which Religion Should You Actually Practice?
What if God was one of us?
What happens after we die?
How do you feel about eating bacon or other pork products?
How do you define “The Divine”, “The Creator”, “The Almighty”, “God”, etc?
Which of these holiday celebrations sounds best to you?
Which of these activities do you prefer?
Which of these places of worship appeals to you most?
If someone smacks you across the face, how will you react?
Do you think the divine is masculine, feminine or does not have a gender?
Does God(s) have control over our lives or do we have the ability to choose our destiny?
Pick the item that appeals to you the most:
Christianity is the religion that best matches your personal beliefs. It is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of Humanity. There are over 2 billion Christians in the world, making it the largest religion in the world! This means that you’ll also get to celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas as well as His Resurrection at Easter!
Judaism closely matches your personal beliefs. Judaism is a Monothesistic religion which means the belief in one God and has had a tremendous impact on the world including the Hebrew Bible and Kabbalah, the study of Judaic mysticism. Unlike other world religions, Judaism is a non-proselytizing religion, meaning it does not actively seek converts. This may be why it has a following of less than 15 million world-wide. Despite this, however, its influence can be seen in other religions like Christianity. After all, Jesus was Jewish, so you’ll definitely be in good company!
Atheism closely relates to your belief system and emphasizes the idea that there is no empirical evidence that God, the divine or the Almighty actually exist. Although you may have a bit of a spiritual side, you reject the idea of the afterlife and organized religion at all for that matter. You are a pragmatic person who spends time thinking and reading.
Did you know that Zoroastrianism is one of the oldest religious philosophies in the world? Not only that, but based on your responses, it closely relates to your belief system. Zoroastrianism originated in Persia, or modern day Iran and was a major religion up until the arrival of Islam. The philosophy teaches that pain and suffering in the world are a result of chaotic forces battling the One, almighty and supreme God. You are a one of a kind person and you’ll fit in great with the 2 million followers of Zoroastrianism in the world, most of whom reside in Iran and India!
Did someone say namaste? Your spiritual path is in line with Hinduism, which involves various concepts of God and the almighty. Hinduism is practiced mostly in India and spans across many different religious practices. One of the beliefs is that the divine manifests itself in a number of different gods and goddesses and another is that the Universe itself is God. Did you know that yoga originated from Hinduism? In addition, Hinduism teaches the idea that our souls are reincarnated throughout our many lifetimes. What’s going to happen in your next life? Stay tuned and keep practicing those sun salutations!
Rastafarianism, also known as the Rastafari movement is a way of life that originated in Jamaica in the 1930’s. The use of cannabis is central to the movement which is generally opposed to traditional Western culture, also referred to as Babylon. Rastas believe in one God, known as Jah who is manifested in human form as well as in the idea that Africa is the birthplace of all civilization and humanity. Other central tenets focus on black liberation and in addition, reggae music has helped spread the message of Rastafarianism to the word!
If you are looking for calm and peace, then Buddhism is the religion for you! With its various traditions and interpretations, Buddhism is centered around the teachings of Buddha, a young prince who left his luxurious life to seek a path in which he would experience suffering and ultimately end it. Buddhism revolves around the concept that life’s suffering is a result of our desires and the way out of this is through the cycle of karma and cause and effect. Buddhism especially emphasizes the concept of impermanence and remaining calm and courageous when faced with suffering. Ommmmmm!