... and also why do we have so many religions formed today. Which is the first one to form.
Is it the god created this religion?
Please share your views.
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yeah, in the quaternary age!
question is How??
not When??
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I think religions are an asnwer to human spiritual needs. Not everybody needs a creed but a lot of people do. One of the members here (kit) said a nice thing about religions, that they offer a network of support for those who belive in it.

Another member (peter) said a fantastic thing too: 'Tolerance means to understand other people’s visions, actions and habits without necessarily agreeing with them'
If the vast majority follow that, many problems produced by religions and creeds wouldn't never happen.

I don't know how religions started inglish. I imagine the first thing to be worshiped could be the nature.
Yes Elna,
It must be the nature. But I wounder how the worshiping has become habit to human.
How did they started practicing it, and why did they felt to do it.
Such questions arises when I think of religions.
hi inglish ,
the differences in the perspective of people made these religions.
African-based religions include traditional, tribal, and more modern forms of worship. Some religions include Santeria or Ocha (also known as Voodoo, Ifa, Orisha), Palo Mayombe y Palo Monte, Quimbisa, Voudou, Candomble, Umbanda y Quimbanda, and Shangoism.

Agnosticism is a belief that neither denies or accepts the existence of one or many gods.
Atheism is a world view which accepts nature without resorting to supernatural explanations, magic, superstition, or beliefs. Information is accepted or rejected based on reason and verifiable observation.
Aztec Native American culture is an ancient as well as a currently practiced religion.

B'ahai religion is one that unifies all the major religions of the world, from Christianity and Islam and Judaism to belief in Sai Baba and Hinduism and Buddhism.

Buddhism was originally primarily an atheist religion but has developed in many places into a religion of worship for its founder, Prince Siddhartha, known as Buddha.
Christianity is the religion that arose from the teachings of Jesus Christ. It has an ancient history from that time and has since diverged into Catholicism and many sects of Protestantism. Currently, Christianity includes Catholicism and various Protestant religions as well as other sects.
Confucianism is founded on the teachings of Kong Fu Zi, or Confucius. This religion originated in China.

Hare Krishna believers believe in the Hindu god Krishna as the single God. The leader of the religion is Swami Prabhupada.
Hinduism is founded on the existence of a single God manifest in hundreds of forms. It is among the most ancient religions, dating back more than 5,000 years.
Islam is among the newest of religions, and arose from the teachings of the prophet Muhammed.

Jainism originated in India.

Judaism's beliefs come from the Old Testament and the Torah. It arose before Christianity and Islam and is characterized by belief in a single God.

Mormonism is called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is a religion based on Christianity which calls for a return to the original principles and values of Jesus Christ.
Paganism is older than many religions. It is characterized by belief in several gods of different characters and human and animal forms. Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology all contain stories of pagan gods.

Peyotism is the largest religion begun, organized, and directed by and for Native Americans. The religion uses the peyote, sometimes referred to as mescal, in its ceremonies. The name comes from the Aztec word peyotl, which designates a small spineless psychedelic cactus (Lophophora williamsii) that is native to southern Texas and north-central Mexico. Spanish conquistadores found peyote used as a sacred medicine and a source for magic far beyond the area of natural peyote growth. The Inquisition of New Spain, on June 29, 1620, published an order prohibiting the use of peyote for any purpose. The order failed to stop the Peyote religion, however, which persists among the Native Americans surviving in northern Mexico, particularly the Huichol and Tarahumara. The cactus is also used as a folk medicine.
en·theo·gen [becoming god or spirit within] psychoactive sacrament; a plant or chemical substance taken to occasion spiritual or mystical experience. Example: peyote cactus as used in the Native American Church.

Sathya Sai Baba is a religious leader who also tries to unify several religions. His predecessor was Shirdi Sai Baba. The faith is based in India but extends over the world.
Satanism denies the power or existence of the Christian God (Old Testament). The name comes from Satan (also known as Lucifer, Belzebub), the archangel thrown down to Hell by God. Considered by believers to be self-worship, Satanists typically do not indulge in sacrifice but instead are guided by a few minimal moral principles.

Scientology is a modern (20th century) religion and way of life incorporating both Eastern and Western views. Shintoism is a religion practiced mainly in Japan to revere the Emperor, the state, and the sacredness of the Universe.

Sikhism is a religion of India, the practice of which involves strict adherence to certain principles and practices.

Shintoism is a religion that originated in Japan and is a form of ancestor worship. Taoism is another religion that originated in China.
Unitarian Universalism is a religion born of Jewish and Christian traditions that is open to various religious traditions and is a free faith unbound by strict doctrine.

Wicca is the religion of witches and Wiccans!

Zen is a form of Buddhism
Zoroastrianism arose in Persia and is now practiced in India as well.
These are some of the many many many religions on this planet!
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deepa my apologies for butting in my thoughts or rather understanding (!) about 'hindu'religion

"Hinduism is founded on the existence of a single God manifest in hundreds of forms. It is among the most ancient religions, dating back more than 5,000 years. "

actually, 'hindu is not the religion, when aryavart was invaded by yavanas and they could not pronounce 's' of sindhu' they made it 'hindu - river - and people residing in the area were known as 'hindu'. otherwise 'vedic religion' would be the correct word for 'hindu religion' and vedas basically don't preach on how to worrship, but it is teaching us a way of life - how to live our life within the parameters of humanity.
So this is my understanding of religion - no religion teaches us to kill anybody, harm or hurt anybody - this is the basis of every religion - love, peace and friendship - can anyone deny this ?

with love

oh thanks sur!
Religions that gave from the God were (Jews, Christian, Muslim) these sent it by messengers. Some religions human created it, but God wants us to worship him only no idols and paganism. Each human when he get born has his nature to worship one God but parents with their thoughts change this nature. Some people worship idols, animal, sun and some are atheist so that means not all religions came from God.
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