posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 02:16 AM
I'm starting to read about religion for the first time in my life. It's some interesting stuff! Confusing though... For example, what are the
differences in the major branches of Christianity? Don't they all believe in God, Jesus, and the Bible?
What are the major religions on Earth, and what are the major branches of those religions? I know that there are thousands of religions with small
followings, and within the major religions there are thousands of sects with small followings as well. What I'm looking for are the major
Here's what I've got so far, but I know it's not a complete list. Please help me out, and thanks!
I. Judaism (primarily Middle East & Europe)
II. Islam (primarily Middle East, Indonesia, Phillipines)
III. Christianity (primarily Europe, North & South America, Australia & New Zealand)
...a. Roman Catholic
...b. Eastern Orthodox
......8. Church of Christ
Question: Do Mormons, Quakers, Amish, 7th Day Adventists, and Jehova's Witnesses count as Protestant branches, or their own branches?
IV. Confucianism (primarily China)
V. Buddhism (primarily China, India, and SE Asia)
VI. Taoism (primarily China)
VII. Shintoism (primarily Japan)
VIII. Hinduism (primarily India)
Question: Where does Sikhism, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism fit in? Are they branches of the Eastern religions listed above, or are they branches of
[Edited on 7/7/2004 by ThunderCloud]