Is religion a human universal?
Yes. Religion is a universal concept in human history, convexing race, geography, and time. In every culture studied, religion expression has been documented.
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Oxford University isn't a 'religious' University as such, but it does teach theology, the study of religions, amongst other degree courses. Also, it has Permament Private Halls - essentially, halls of religious foundation, which were initially founded to house a small community of undergraduates and… postgraduates who ultimately wished to become ministers, but several accept students of any religious background. Historically a religious background was required to be a member. From the Reformation to 1870, only Anglicans were admitted. Many of the colleges have their own chapels and churches. (MORE)
Judaism is an ethnic religion which accepts converts. Judaism does not active seek new converts, but will teach the sincere proselyte the path to conversion. Most conversions take about two years to complete, more or less. The spiritual teachings of the Jewish Faith are the universal basis of of al…l the monotheist religions, but the rituals, dogmas and social practices of Jewish people are ethnic. The Christians, Muslims and Baha'is are believers in the spiritual teachings of this Faith, but do not apply the ethnic practices common amongst Jews. (MORE)
Islam is a universal religion. It is second largest religion of theworld, next to Christianity.
Christianity is a universalizing religion, because it is not necessary to be a member of any ethnic group, or become a member of that group, in order to be a Christian.
Humanity is drawn to religion for many reasons. Some being curiosity, wonder, fear, and to have an identity. Superstition, and in order to make sense of the world around us. Once a religion becomes viable and its proponents discover a source of profits, we then have temples and offerings and many …reasons to donate money or goods to the cause. This is why historically priests have lived pretty well. Humanity is drawn to religion for the same reason that some are drawn to science. Humanity is seeking s to life/death which goes deeper than simply living to die. Humans refuse to believe that their existence is transient and that they only get one lifetime. Science has been able to provide realistic s to some of the challenging questions about space (heaven), the earth's core (hell), nature (plagues, droughts, floods, storms, etc) and the miracles of genetics. People like to dream of fairytales like Cinderella, Jack's Beanstalk and the Land of Oz because it lets them believe that there is a pot of treasure at the end of the rainbow. People dream/wish that there is a hero who will save the day and destroy the bad/evil/demon. Although science has debunked most of the fallacies of religion, it has not yet been able to explain the force which when present keeps an entity alive and when absent causes death. Science has not yet been able to authenticate the source of intelligence inherent in every subatomic nanoparticle. Therefore religion would continue to have its fantasy type attraction for those who choose to dream and hope that perhaps they can one day manipulate the subtle intelligence of the universe to create their own miracles. Tradition, family, cultural and community examples or pressure which reinforce the need to belong, and, dare I say, superstition, in which I include fear of what happens after death. (MORE)
Religion affects human life because it gives believers hope, and itcan make them feel better about themselves. It may also causepeople to make better choices.
Islam is an universal religion when we consider it's spiritual teachings that are grounded on those of Judaism and Christianity, but ethnic when we consider the diverse practices of the various Islamic sects around the world. Unfortunately, Muslims are sometimes attached only to these outer, second…ary traditions and practices to the point of overlooking and violating the essential spiritual teachings. Baha'is believe that the fundamental purpose of religion is to bring about love and unity amongs mankind, to the point that they consider it preferable to abandon religion altogether, rather than to allow religious practice to become a source of division and conflict. They value the spiritual teachings of all previous religions, including those Islam, but believe that many of the minor social teachings were adapted to the needs of a specific day and age, are no longer applicable today and should not be allowed to become a source of conflict between us. Ethnic religion is a religion that is unique to the culture of thearea's ethnic population. (MORE)
In Human Geography, Hinduism is considered to be an ethic religion. This is because Hindus normally do not attempt to convert people to their religion. Islam and Christianity, on the other hand, are universalizing.
It's universal because humanities is existing in every person,thing, and place it will gives a meaning to every human living.even non-living things it gives a meaning
No. It doesn't try to be, either, because Wiccans understand that every person learns in his or her own way. Therefore, we acknowledge that there are many different ways to worship.
What is universalizing religion? Describe universal? Why Islam is an universalizing religion? Difference between universalizing religion and ethnic religion? Why Hinduism not invite to come their religion? How we can say universalizing religion is better than ethnic religion? Which relig…ion is most popular universalizing or ethnic? Describe divisions of universalizing religion is have? Give comments about universalizing religion? Which Islam is more spread? In universalizing religion which is the most strong christiansioms, Islam, yhuddasiums? How many% are choose universal religion and ethnic religion in all over world? Which one is the oldest religion universal or ethnic? What is universalizing religion? Describe universal? Why Islam is an universalizing religion? Difference between universalizing religion and ethnic religion? Why Hinduism not invite to come their religion? How we can say universalizing religion is better than ethnic religion? Which religion is most popular universalizing or ethnic? Describe divisions of universalizing religion is have? Give comments about universalizing religion? Which Islam is more spread? In universalizing religion which is the most strong christiansioms, Islam, yhuddasiums? How many% are choose universal religion and ethnic religion in all over world? Which one is the oldest religion universal or ethnic? (MORE)
A religion where followers try to please to all it's people.Christianity, Slam and Buddhism are three UniversalizingReligions.
Regular participation in religious activities is good for both body and mind. Religious people have more social support and a positive self image than those who are not. If one is religious or believes in god than it can help sooth all the worries and helps to keep the mind peaceful. People who are …religious have better psychological adjustment and are happier than those who are not. So, a religious person feels less stress, more rejuvenated, happy and peaceful. As a result his behaviour towards others also improves and he becomes an optimist. (MORE)
Answer: It is an interesting philosophical question. The answers you will get depend on a person's view on religion. Below are two answers already. I was sorely tempted to delete the answer that is from someone with religious belief as they have not answered your question. However, I think it serv…es very well to illustrate a point. They appear to be religious for reward and because of a fear of punishment. I think it illustrates the lack of thinking that goes into most religious people's views. Why would a rational person believe in a supernatural entity simply for fear of an imagined punishment or the reaping of an imagined reward? More over for an afterlife that not a single person ever in the history of the human race has been able to prove, and don't think for a second that Christians haven't been trying to prove it. To clear up my position (in case you hadn't guessed!) I am an Atheist so I do not believe in supernatural entities of any sort whether it be Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, Vampires, Yahweh, God, Ghosts or Demons. So I maintain that we do not need religion. Back to your question. All of the positive values that Religious Organisation promote are universal values shared by nearly the entire human race regardless of religion (or lack of), or race. So I contend that these values exist not because of religion but because they are universal human values. Plenty of moral and immoral acts have been carried out by those who are religious and those who are not so from that point of view you could argue that humans act as they will regardless of the belief system or religion they choose to follow. In ancient times when science has not explained many of the things we accept today as common knowledge and education was very limited, you can understand how people believed in magic and demons. The world was scary, life was hard and mortality high believing in an afterlife is comforting. Many of the things that people used to believe then are laughed off now, how could they think that? But people still cling to this belief in Gods and afterlife, maybe it's too scary to accept that this is the only life we get? Maybe people are so arrogant or insecure that they have to convince themselves we are 'special' and created by a 'god in his image' rather than accept that we are simply another animal that evolved on this planet as is all other life. Maybe it is intellectual laziness, rather than try and understand our world and universe simply state that 'god' made it because the ideas and possibilities thrown up by science are too big and scary? Religious belief is eroding as education levels improve around the world and this is to be expected. Belief in the irrational (and believing in things that cannot be proved is irrational) is caused by ignorance, lack of education or brainwashing inflicted in child hood. Education can easily counter the first two causes the last is the hardest to conquer. If you ever really question a religious person on their beliefs they can never provide a satisfactory answer and the reason is because there are none... Read this wiki article on religion for a more factual and less opinion based article on Religion. Answer: Your future depends on your beliefs. If you want to spend the rest of eternity burning in the lake of fire, then fine! but if you're like me you would want to live in a glorious kingdom that has streets that are paved with gold. A city with the river of life just outside the gates. surrounded by all GOD's glory and all of your loved ones..... what's not to love? Answer: There is no need for religion, a person can live a full and rewarding life without any faith. Almost every aspect of human interaction that is claimed to come from religion is as easily and more properly attributed to instinctive survival social interactions that we share with animals. The concern that "yol'll go to hell if you don't belive" is not supported by any reputable evidence. (MORE)
No, it's merely a part of how humanity organises its psycho-social functioning.-----. indeed & regardless of religion humanity is divinity
Religion is a learned universal institution stemming from the fearof the unknown; namely, death. Where there is fear, there isreligion. Answer: Religion is a universal phenomenon because of the ancient sharedtradition of all mankind.
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it really depends on the context it's used in. Universal could mean a believe that is generally accepted everywhere or by everyone, whereas if it's mentioned as in being so large or complex that it rivals the universe in complexion, such as the concept of God.
Since we have not gon e far past our own planet, I think that it is impossible to tell if it is universal or not.
The Baha'i Faith is a universalizing religion. What began in Persia (Iran) less than two centuries ago is now second only to Christianity in the number of countries, islands, and territories where the Faith is found. It's scriptures have been translated into more than 700 languages. The Bab, fore…runner of the Baha'i Faith, writes that all religions were potentially universal at birth, but lack of communications and the failure of their believers have restricted their universal nature. He goes on to say that this will not be the case with His Faith that will become universal. All religions have a universal and eternal spiritual foundation on which for practical reasons, social laws, traditions and dogmas are added. These social aspects are not universal and are subject to change, in the course of time and from one society to another, in the same way as a tree trunk and branches remain in place, whereas the leaves and twigs are renewed every year. Baha'is believe that in the course of history, other religions will arise every thousand years or so, and reformulate the spiritual teachings that are common amongst all religions and and provide new social laws for the needs of that future day and age. Christianity was restricted to a few believers for 300 years before Constantine adopted it as a state religion. The fact that the Baha'i Faith has had a swift planetary success is linked with the fact that the Baha'i Faith is inclusive of the spiritual teachings of all religious systems, but abandons the outdated dogmas and traditions that are no longer applicable to modern life and which produce division and conflict instead of fostering love and unity, which to Baha'is is the true purpose of religion. In this way, for the past 160 years, the Baha'is have brought together contending societies in the Middle East and around the world by promoting inter-religious harmony. They firmly believe that if religious strife is not urgently quenched, humanity will not survive. (MORE)
Absolutely not as is evident on this network and all over the world Christianity is an oppressive and vindictive cult that preaches divisiveness and bigotry. Whenever someone challenges the lies, they are alienated or persecuted as is evident in many historical records. Christianity and Islam are op…pressive cults that are intolerant of challenges to their fallacies. . Christianity is the biggest religion on Earth and crosses many borders and engages many more different races of people. The Catholic church, as it's name claims (from the Greek adjective ÎºÎ±Î¸Î¿Î»Î¹ÎºÏÏ ( katholikos ), meaning "universal"), is supposed to be universal, but we notice that if the spiritual teachings of Christianity are universal Faith, like those of all religions at birth, the multiple Christian churches have developped social outlooks and practices that have an ethnic nature. . If we want to foster inter-religious harmony between Christianity and other Faiths we would need to concentrate of the spiritual teachings of all religions and overlook the social and dogmatic interpretations that are ethnic. Christianity is a universalizing religion, because it is not necessary to be a member of any ethnic group, or become a member of that group, in order to be a Christian. . The whole purpose of religion is that it is meant to contain universal factors, this is what makes it a true religion. For example, the universal message of love. However, most tribal religions are relative (ie. not universalising). The Aztecs and their human offerings is one such example. Also alot of pantheistic religions that believe in the diety of nature. I would not say Christianity and Islam are oppressive and vindictive cults that preach divisiveness and bigotry, but that some of those who pretend to practice this religion have misbehaved and are misbehaving. Christianity might have the biggest membership, on Earth, but do all those registered or baptised really practice that religion? Perhaps irreligion is in fact the greatest religion. I entirely agree with you that the spiritual teachings of Christianity are universal, like those of all religions at birth, but that the dogmas and traditions of various cults are conflicting. If we want to foster inter-religious harmony between various Faiths we would need to concentrate on the spiritual teachings of all religions and overlook the conflicting social and dogmatic interpretations. As you say, all religions are universalizing because they are part of a common heritage, a gift from God to all mankind. Christ, Buddha and Muhammad belong to us all and not to a specific group that has developed a cult with conflicting dogmas and traditions around a religion. , because it is not necessary to be a member of any ethnic group, or become a member of that group, in order to be a Christian. As to pantheistic religions that believe in the deity of nature, they identify the author with His creation. Christ identifies loving God and loving my neighbour who is in the image of God as the same commandment. However, if Mozart, Picasso and Beethoven are certainly reflected in their creation, the creator and his creation are not identical and when we say we love them, we are talking about their creation and not the now invisible persons of Amadeus, Pablo and Ludwig. (MORE)
There are many implications of religion in human society. Perhaps the chief positive ones are its ability to promote a sense of meaning in life, compassion, forgiveness and love of others. Among the negative implications are included intolerance, violent actions against other people of other relig…ions, and the mis-use of authority and power. (MORE)
society is 'relationships' for the individual. if everybody feels related to everyone then we can say religion is global or universal in its scope
one of the defining characteristics. Answer: No, religion is a social construct. Many people live without religion or spirituality. Their lives are as full and complete as any, To say that they are not fully human without religion could set a dangerous precedent in human affairs.
Christianity is the biggest religion on Earth and crosses many borders and engages many more different races of people. The Catholic church, as it's name claims (from the Greek adjective ÎºÎ±Î¸Î¿Î»Î¹ÎºÏÏ ( katholikos ), meaning "universal"), is supposed to be universal, but we n…otice that if the spiritual teachings of Christianity are universal Faith, like those of all religions at birth, the multiple Christian churches have developped social outlooks and practices that have an ethnic nature. If we want to foster inter-religious harmony between Christianity and other Faiths we would need to concentrate of the spiritual teachings of all religions and overlook the social and dogmatic interpretations that are ethnic. (MORE)
Shamanism is not a religion. It is a anthropological description ofmany religions that have some traits in common such as people whogo into trance states and communicate or traveling or guide soulsin or heal with the spirit world. There are many differences withineach religion and to lump them toget…her is to devalue their truemeaning to the believers of these religions. They are notuniversalizing religions although as almost all religions they makeuniversal claims about the nature of reality as they see it. Its more of a Ethnic religion that tried to link the spiritualrealm with the physical world, so then that makes it alsouniversalizing. Its both actually, but more of a ethnic religion. (MORE)
Universalizing religion. It attempts to be global, appeal to all people wherever they live in the world, and not just chose one culture or ethnicity - according to James Rubenstein.
A human is beyond the level of an animal. Humans have divine souls that G-d gave us and animal souls, which G-d also gave us but that all beings possess. Since we have the divine soul as well, it is our duty to try to resist the animal desires (sexual immorality, killing, etc) and to live in duty to… G-d. All humans are special to G-d, all should obey G-d but all have the ability to do good and bad, free will. (MORE)
All religions are universal at birth, but become ethnic when practiced by certain social groups who understand and apply it in a specific manner. All religions have some universal and eternal spiritual teaching which are not subject to change, and some social aspects, dogmas and traditions that are …secondary and subject to change in a different day and age and settings. As communications have reduced distances between cultures, humanity will have to abandon social laws that are no longer relevant to modern life before the universal aspects of each religion become once more apparent. A:2 Ethnic religions are based on supremacy along with greed for wealth and power. Most religions that are built around Kings and leaders are oppressive and tyrannical. Those that are built on righteousness, equity and humility are the only ones capable of unification. All denominations of Christianity and Islam Christianity and Islam are the most oppressive and vindictive religions of the world as all historic evidence would prove. The Tibetan, Jain and Buddhist belief systems were the most tolerant and unifying religions of the world. @ A2, perhaps we need to clarify the word "religion". Ethymogically, "religare" means interconnecting people with a common set of values. To my understanding, all religions have an essential spiritual content like justice, love and tolerance, truthfulness, generosity, faithfulbness, etc which are universal and eternal, and a set of social laws adapted to the needs of a specific society at a given time and age. Then as society advances and the social laws become obsolete, traditions and practicies and power/profit making additions are introduced that are alien to the original pure message and which contradict the original spiritual message. We cannot blame Christ for the inquisition, nor Muhammad, Krishna or Buddha for what some fanatics are doing today. What you seem to call "religion" is the set of tarditions and dogmas which i consider as human additions to the pure original message from God. (MORE)
it is there in every parts of the world ______________________________________________________ Yes, Islam is a universal religion. It is God religion since start of universe creation and even befog Islam means submission and surrender to God as the one and only one God. Hence, all God creatures ar…e created on the principle of submission to God (Islam). All God prophets assigned by God to call people to Islam. Islam per the Torah God revelation to Moses is called Judaism. Islam per the Bible God revelation to Jesus is called Christianity, Islam per the Quran God revelation to Muhammad is called the same name Islam as it is the last God religion to mankind. (MORE)
There is a universal charter for human rights orchestered by the United Nation Council but there is no universal charter for religion. Different religion abuse human rights due to their different fundemental. For example: A woman or a nurse or a teacher covers her mouth when speaking due to her reli…gion obligation which she perceive it is her rights but... what about the rights of the person she is speaking to, the patient she is attending to or the student she is teaching to?. (MORE)
Religion has given people everything. faith, strength, knowledge, and above all a feeling that we as humans aren't the most powerful beings, but that we are protected by the most powerful being. that kings and thief's are all equal in the long run and the hope of heaven to be with God in it, there w…e will become perfect and be immortal.(from a Christian's perspective on religion). (MORE)
answer to: "Religion is a universal belief system in groups of people who either are unable to answer a question, or unwilling to try. They create religion in these circumstances to understand the unknown." ------------------------- Hi, some of people in the dates if can't explain a phenomena …say that it relates to the God and God do it, nut it does not means that They create religion in these circumstances to understand the unknown. belief in God is an affect of think in origin of life and why we are created and who create us when we be "not thing", and why he create us, what we must do in the world, world with all of its complexity . when I build a robot to write a sentence, we can say that robot write it and can say I write it. if I have some robot and you don't know their name , you can say one robot of mine write it. All thing in the world are created by God and all action of them is bounded by God. so we can say God do all actions. oh ... I just want to say that origin of religion is base on a think and base on a cognitive answer about that our life is not useless. and we don't want to have a dead for unaswered question which is named religion. at last, yes , religion is universal belief , not in all the earth but also in all stars and planets. not in this time but in all the times. not in this stage of life, but in all stages( if we accept them). and proof and reason of this claim is that there exist a unique God that all the times is in new work ( Ú©Ù ÛÙÙ ÙÙ ÙÛ Ø´Ø£Ù - holy Quran- Ø§Ø±ØÙ Ù- 22) (MORE)
Zoroastrianism, the ancient religion of Iran, teaches universal principles, such as "good thoughts, good words, good deeds." However, it does not promote proseltyzation or seek to make converts.
Because some people cant discribe life in any other way but religeously.. maybe they need something to believe in
When Jesus tried to have Jewish people worship him, and they refused, Christanity praised instead.
In Judaism, the Torah doesn't mention anything about where humans were created. It only says that after they were created, they were placed in the Garden of Eden.
Universalizing religions are religions that seek universal and global support. They aspire that everyone in the world convert to that belief system. One way that universalizing religions are popular is that they tend to unite people of different backgrounds, ethnicities, and nationalities, as these …people find common ground. These people truly may have very few similarities, but by having the similar beliefs, they are united for a common cause. Universalizing religions also give people something to drive for. It aspires them to live by the religion's principles, but also to go out to the world and convert people to that belief system. It helps give them a reason to live each day and how to live as well. This is some of the popularity behind a universalizing religion. (MORE)
There are many world religions that once called upon human sacrifice. Voodoo is the most notable. Many African religions. The religion of ancient Greece and rome. Druidisim
To universalize religion will bring all people to one faith in one God. The question we have to ask if this is to be done is "What religion and which God?" Catholicism, Mormonism, Pentecostal, a difficult choice I would say. Maybe some new religion?
Answer 1 Ethnic religions, such as Judaism, Druze, Yazidi, Yarsan, andseveral others do not seek converts and are not universalizing. Most major religions, such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism,Buddhism, etc., are universalizing. Contrary to Answer 2 below, the definitions of "universalizing" and"…universal" are not the same. Universalizing means that theadherents of the religion believe that their religion should beadhered to by all and is for all people in all places, not thateveryone will believe in them or does believe in them, which iswhat universal would mean. Answer 2 We have been using an inappropriate term here. Some religions evangelize and have been doing so continuously for thousandsof years. Yet, even now, this world has no universal religion. That is because there is no religion that can make itselfuniversal -- even when it claims that it should be. History shows that no religion can go that far. The fanaticalreligious fundamentalist who actually is determined to makehis one preferred creed universal -- even by brainwashing, forceand terror -- will be forcefully prevented from achieving that end.(This is often, and is now, a topic of world news.) For a creative and lively exploration of how humanity already hasits own innate and universal spirituality (not a religion), and thevery significant implications of that for our world - please seethe discussion page. N.B. There is only one dictionary definition of the word universalize : To makeuniversal. So there is no 'kind' of universalizing that does not, orcannot, universalize! Clearly, therefore, there is no religion thatis universalizing. You cannot even dignify the 'term' "universalizing religion" by calling it an oxymoron; it hasno meaning, no value. (That is a statement of truth - not a"lecture".) Hence, my answer is: All religions are not universalizing.Is it somehow wrong, or 'non-pc', of me to render a clear anddefinite answer to a clear and definite question? Do people askquestions because they want proper answers -- or will any response do? I choose to respect the questioner and the question. Please read more in the Discussion Section. (MORE)
i'm pretty sure animals don't have religions :) Another Answer : Mankind is unique and is made after the God-kind while animals and all others in creation are made after their own kind - the animal kind, the bird kind, etc. Only mankind is made in the image and likeness of the God Family to… have a relationship with them - eventually becoming spiritual sons and daughters. We have mind power which allows us to think and know that we know. Only the Scripture describes such a creation, no other idea or 'theory' comes close. (MORE)
Religion is for people who are weak and can't deal with life themselves. They then think a higher being has a purpose for them (which it doesn't because a higher being doesn't exist) and feel safer because they can't do anything for themselves. People who believe in religion are weak and stupid.
Because everyone needs something to believe in. It helps people move about their daily business. Hope and faith is the biggest motivator
One of the graduate schools that is part of Princeton University is Princeton Theological Seminary, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. However, Princeton University as a whole is not affiliated with any particular religion and does not exclude any either.
Judaism doesn't urge non-Jews to convert. The mitzvot (commands) of the Torah may be divided into three categories: 1) Those mitzvot that are obligatory only for Jews. This category includes the majority of the mitzvot of the Torah. 2) Those mitzvot that are obligatory upon non-Jews as well as Jews.… This category includes seven commands: a] not to eat from an animal which is still alive; b] not to curse God; c] not to steal; d] to maintain courts of law; e] not to commit adultery or incest; f] not to worship idols; and g] not to murder. 3) There are certain mitzvot which are not explicitly commanded for non-Jews but which non-Jews are nonetheless expected to learn from and adopt. This category includes such examples as a] going in the ways of God (Deuteronomy 28:9); b] giving charity (Leviticus 25:35); c] learning from the lessons of history (Deuteronomy 32:7); d] not to ignore reproof (Deuteronomy 10:16); e] not to mindlessly follow mass behavior (Exodus 23:2); and many more. 4) There are some things that are the universal tradition of mankind, so much so that the Torah doesn't command them at all, and considers them as being self-understood. These include burying the dead, not eating human flesh, belief in the afterlife, and more. (MORE)
Islam holds that its message of God's unity (Tawhid) and itsworship of that singular God belongs to all of humanity and notjust a certain ethnic or regional group.
The universe is the whole creation viewed as the work of a supremeGod in monotheism or the gods in polytheism. The universe consistsof both physical and spiritual creatures and is also the domain inwhich God or the gods exercise supernatural authority.
From a Christian stand point: The apostle Paul, during his timein Athens, talked about this in Acts 17:24-27. He said that sinceGod is the one who created us, there is an innate desire for us toget to know our Creator. . As far as to why there are so many different religions, wellthat can be explai…ned biblically with the same reason for therebeing so many different languages. The bible points out the spreadof languages (Genesis 11:5-9) took place in response to therebellion of ancient Babel (or ancient Babylon) led by Nimrod whodirectly opposed God and had his own religion which had manyfollowers. This took place before 2000 BCE but the exact year isnot known. When God split the people of Babel up by making themspeak different languages, they naturally formed different tribesof people who were able to understand each other, because they werespeaking the same language. However, these tribes of people alsotook the religion of Babel with them. It is thought that thevarious tribes spread out over the Earth and the religion for eachtribe evolved differently as time went on. That is considered whythe many various religions of humans, although different, all havesimilarities. (MORE)
Judaism is an ethnic religion, since we don't press people toconvert, and since we have common ancestors (Abraham, Isaac andJacob). The term ethno-religious group is often used to describe the Jewishpeople. Jews have certain elements that are common to allethnicities, such as a common language, pa…rticular customs ofassociation, a shared history, and a common ancestry. Jews aredescended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their wives, from theHebrews of the Fertile Crescent. Despite their diversity, Jews arerelated to each other (as has been demonstrated by DNA analyses offar-flung Jewish communities). (MORE)