Greatest Religious Figures of All Time

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Vote for the religious figure who you think has influenced the world the most.

The Top Ten

1 Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan (born 15 August 1967) is an Indian guru, music producer, singer-songwriter, actor, filmmaker, and convicted rapist. He has been the head of the social group Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) since 1990. ...read more.

God is present on the Earth.

He is the greatest leader of world history

He is nothing. Only a handful of people know him outside of India. All he is is a rapist. - RogerMcBaloney

Guru ji is a Greatest true saint

No, just NO!

I can see Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha and the others make sense being in this list visa the list title, but what exactly did Gurmeet do to justify his importance being greater? It gets even worse when you start reading about what's going on with Gurmeet these days. Its honestly pathetic and pointless as the guy himself is in jail, and his followers wound up throwing a hissy fit that killed other people all around India. - CrimsonShark

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2 Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. He was born to Mary, as the bible says "she was found with child of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 1:18). He was both man and God (John 20:28). According to the bible He is God alone (Deuteronomy 6:4). ...read more.

I can't stand when people talk about things they know absolutely nothing about. This post is about Jesus. For one thing Jesus was absolutely not a white man. I'm a 45 year old white man, correct term, I'm Caucasian. If He was white He would have been the only one around there and that would have definitely been written in one of the four accepted gospels because He's portrayed that way anyway. Jesus was from Bethlehem, Palestine. Ok so if all Christians are white supremacists that voted for Trump why are they worshipping a man/God that's not white? You probably should have said something along those lines. We can discuss things without pushing our beliefs on one another because I'm not a Christian and I wanted Ben Carson as president, an African American genius surgeon. Watch the movie about his life starring Cuba Gooding Jr. Also I don't believe Christians or any other religion should push their beliefs on anyone else. There is a way and that is to present facts not your beliefs and ...more

As a Christian, I must say that I love that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. We're all sinners, but we can be forgiven of them. If you have Jesus in your heart, you can get to Heaven when you die, an amazing place where there is no pain or sadness, and we'll be there forever. - PandasNGaga

I am not very religious, but the fact that Jesus died for our sins and opened the gates of heaven for us through suffering is beautiful. He was the greatest person on the earth and is the greatest in heaven. - galaxyfox

I don't really understand what you say. If you weren't religious, you wouldn't believe in Jesus opening the gates of heaven and dying for us. - Alkadikce

Being the son of god is an achievement in and of itself. It's even more amazing with the fact he got his own religion (albeit he's just the son) & the ability to heal the sick, but that's likely because of his good will & kindness to all. But if you are Christian or have watched The Passion of the Christ, you know just how much he suffered to save us all. So he's also the greatest thing to have ever lived.

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3 Muhammad Muhammad Muhammad (570 AD - 632 AD) was an Arabian Prophet, best known as the central figure (and last prophet) of the Abrahamic religion of Islam and is amongst the most revered and important historical figures in the world.

He is my lowest leader and kind man

The best and the nicest in the world! - Nalet

Also a convicted rapist - lilrocketman

He proved to be a successful leader, warrior, religious leader and in every field of life, he is an embodiment.

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4 Buddha Buddha Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

A true saint, and truly peaceful.

Either him, Muhammad or Jesus should be at the #1 spot, not a rapist who is at this time of writing, imprisoned until 2037! - TopTenTed

He is hot make my babies

Bet that his brain cells disappears each hour - BigFatNoob

Great pesonality

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5 Moses Moses

He was a great leader but his people are the ones who disobeyed God - BigFatNoob

6 Confucius Confucius Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. He is the founder of the religion with the same name as him. Confucius believed he was doing the Will of Ti'en (God or 'Heaven') by preaching ethics.

False leader - BigFatNoob

7 Martin Luther Martin Luther Martin Luther was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation.

Heretic

HEretic - namesnipe

heretic - namesnipe

Wrong - BigFatNoob

8 Abraham Abraham Abraham, originally Abram, is the first of the three biblical patriarchs. His story, told in chapters 11 through 25 of the Book of Genesis, plays a prominent role as an example of faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. According to the bible, God called upon him and told him 'through your son, Isaac, ...read more.

He did some bad stuff, but he's a good guy. - Luckys

He almost killed his son to see his faith - BigFatNoob

Hugely important in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

9 St. Paul St. Paul Paul the Apostle, commonly known as Saint Paul, and also known by his native name Saul of Tarsus was an apostle who taught the gospel of the Christ to the 1st-century world.

He got me pinched in 3rd grade by some dude. - Luckys

Greatest figurein christian religion

10 St. Peter

The Contenders

11 Guru Gobind Singh Guru Gobind Singh Guru Gobind Singh; born Gobind Rai, was the 10th Sikh Guru, a spiritual master, warrior, poet and philosopher.

Best guru in the world Satnam waheguru

Guru gobind singh g
mere shone satguru piyare

12 Mother Teresa Mother Teresa Mother Teresa also known as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary. She was born on August 26th, 1910 and died September 5, 1997 On September 5th, 2016, Pope Francis Canonized Mother Teresa, making her St. Teresa of Calcutta.

I am not praying to a mere human being - BigFatNoob

13 Virgin Mary

Mother Of the Eternal Son Of God. Greatest Saint of all time.

She is the Mother of Our Lord & God.

She is the Blessed Mother Of God.

And should not be prayed too as she was purely a normal human being...

She intercedes to her Son for us. She is a Great Advocate for all Christians. - clusium

14 Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005. He is called Saint John Paul the Great by some Catholics.

He is a greedy pig - BigFatNoob

15 Zoroaster

Judaism, Christianity and Islam follow his philosophy, he should be number 1 - Kuro

Yup

One of the greatest humans in history, sadly all religions after him stole his teachings and sold them off as their own.

Nope - BigFatNoob

16 Rampal

Jagatguru rampal maharaj is supreme power on the earth - Rajeev064

Great chyran

Jagatguru rampal maharaj is true sant present time in the world - Rajeev064

Jagatguru rampal maharaj is great satguru present time in the world - Rajeev064

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17 Guru Nanak Dev

Taught all religions are the same.
Taught equal rights.
I wish he was alive today. - DylanB5

He taught that all religion are same... We should not measure religion or god in percentage... God is one... Always be one...

Best religion in the young world

He says god is one

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18 Rama

Jai shri rama - sissy

Vishnu avatar Shri Ram

19 Anton Lavey Anton Lavey Anton Szandor LaVey was an American author, musician and occultist, best known for forming the Church of Satan as well as the philosophy LaVeyan Satanism, a philosophy centered around individuality and "being your own god". It does not have anything to do with worshipping an actual Devil.

WHat tHe HeLl iS tHAt fAce!?!? - BigFatNoob

Get em outta here

The best!

20 Lord Krishna

Hare krishna - sissy

Best god ever

Lord Krishana incarnation of God

21 Odin Odin

Isn't this list for real people? - rankist

22 Mahavira

Jainism is totally based on science

Follow Jainism you will know the true happiness of life that is
It's principle live and let live

It teaches that your soul is above
All and one attain Mukti

Even after 2600 years we believe in his thoughts and paths without any doubts. Many scients and lawers of other casts and religions wish to have their second birth in jain family. This shows the power of jainism. This dharm has no bar for any cast. It is always open for any body and every body who believe in AHINSA AND TRUTH.

23 Joseph Smith

I mean, I would vote for him, but he is a prophet of Jesus, and Jesus is already on the list so... He's my second pick. - Person12

Absolutely, the most misunderstood person of the 18th, 19th and 20th century. You will grow closer to God and His Son, Jesus Christ by studying the teachings and revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Put it to the test and see.

He was the founder and first prophet of the fastest growing Christian religion in the world!

24 L. Ron Hubbard L. Ron Hubbard Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, often referred to by his initials LRH, was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology.

Only a bunch of idiots can follow...

25 Satan Satan Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about ...read more.

LOL - Pokemonfan10

Yep I agree

26 Bahá'u'lláh

Latest Manifestation of Creator!

27 St. Francis of Assisi

One of the very top virtuous representatives of humanity of all time.

28 Adi Shankara

The most influential expunder and consolidator of Advaita Vedanta.

29 St. Thomas Aquinas
30 Zhuang Zhou

He created the modern Taoist philosophy, the successor of The Laozi.

31 Lord Rama Lord Rama
32 Guru Ram Das

This dude is awesome

33 Meher Baba

Meher Baba, the Avatar: "Meher Baba" means "Compassionate Father." It is the name given to their spiritual Master by a group of disciples in the early 1920s when signs of his spiritual status first became apparent. Today, many thousands of people from every religious tradition regard Meher Baba as the one long awaited �" the Prophet, the Buddha, the Christ, the Messiah of this age. Most commonly in India he is referred to as the "Avatar," a Sanskrit word meaning "descent of God."

34 St. John
35 St. Gianna Beretta Molla
36 St. Maria Goretti
37 Laozi
38 Wotan
39 Brahma Baba

Brahma Baba, founding father of Brahma Kumaris, had series of divine visions and spiritual revelation
By Supreme soul, which transformed his Life. God Shiva, the Ocean of knowledge, gave precious jewels of knowledge through Brahma Baba (medium).
Brahma Baba became instrument of Almighty God for establishment of New Golden age.
This is the only true knowledge which leads to God and attainment of mukti (liberation).

This is reality of all knowledge...
Not imaginations...
Words of God Shiva...
That enable us to lead a blissful life...

Great Great Grand Father of HUMANITY and An Instrument of GOD Almighty Himself...

Founder of Brahma Kumaris - Ishuja

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40 St. Joseph

If Mary is on this list why isn't Joseph

41 Guru Hargobind Guru Hargobind Guru Hargobind was the sixth of the Sikh gurus. He was eleven years old when he became Guru on 11 June 1606, after the execution of his father, Guru Arjan, by the Mughal emperor Jahangir.

Best diwali bandi chor invented Diwali di raat

42 Guru Amar Das Guru Amar Das

Best guru oldest guru in punjabi history just born before

43 Guru Har Rai Guru Har Rai
44 Sadhguru Tamil Sadhguru Tamil
45 Joel Osteen Joel Osteen
46 Guru Chris Green

Saving the world, one circumcision at a time

47 Aleister Crowley Aleister Crowley Aleister Crowley was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion of Thelema, identifying himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Æon of Horus in the early 20th century.
48 Augustine of Hippo
49 Archangel Michael
50 Dalai Lama Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama is a monk of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Je Tsongkhapa. The Dalai Lama title was created by Altan Khan (Shunyi Wang of China) in 1578. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso.

The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama. Dalai Lamas are important monks of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism, which was formally headed by the Ganden Tripas.

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