Top 10 Best Religions

The Top Ten
1 Sikhism

It's the most recent religion. That's why its teachings are more related to modern times without any superstitions, fasting, idol worship, women equality, no belief that a certain God belongs to a certain people, rejects caste and prejudice. All humans are the same, and it's not what religions people follow, but more importantly, the way of life they live through truth and honesty, which has more value towards salvation... Unfortunately, many cultural beliefs have become incorrectly intertwined within its true teachings. Otherwise, it could become a worldwide major religion. The principal belief is that there is no Hindu, Muslim, Christian, or Jew. All are under the same laws. All are God's people. All people are the same. It's their outward appearances that make them different. Universal brotherhood: 'God is the God of no religion.'

God is one, and all is one. We are all one, and God is within us all. We believe in equality for the human race no matter what walk of life you are from. We are all equal, man and woman.

Sikhism does not condemn others to hell or say that if you are not Sikh, you are eternally damned.

As a teacher of religion in secondary school, I can safely say Sikhism promotes its teachings wonderfully. I am not one to say, 'oh it is the best religion,' because there are many good religions out there, Hinduism and Buddhism, etc. However, I do feel like Sikhism is teaching great honest values that can relate and be carried out in modern-day society. It promotes women's rights and equality, does not expect you to be overly religious/obsessive, and pray many times per day. Sikhism is on the right tracks to creating better people with great morals, stand up for yourself, have respect for yourself and others, work hard, etc.

2 Islam

Thank you for the everlasting life, Allah. You have given us so much. We praise you and adore you for all the good and gracious things you have done for us. Oh Allah, give blessings to our true Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him). Allah, I don't know how to thank you. You are too perfect. Some Muslims may have let you down, and some may have been good. Oh Allah, please forgive everyone and help the poor and the people around me. You are the Creator, the Sustainer, and the One who has power over all. We believe that if someone hits you, you should stay calm and be good to them. We don't care if we get hurt; we only care that our Lord, the High Master (Allah), is happy. And to make Him happy, we have to stay calm, relax, and pray to Him at regular times. So, please, whether you are a Muslim or a non-Muslim, try to understand and consider joining our religion. If you don't want to, you don't have to. Allah has given us all the knowledge to choose our options. So, choose carefully which ...more

Just came from an article where it states that Islam is the most destructive of all religions. Can't control my anger towards those who used the name of Allah in politics to wage war. Shame on those who even think to relate terrorism with Islam because terrorism always goes against the Quran. The greatest gift I ever had was to be born as a Muslim. Everything is so much more beautiful when you get to learn and realize Islam.

Islam is a true and honest religion, which you other religions are making jokes of. I have seen all the rude jokes of people making fun of Islam, and teasing the most high gracious book of all time. You lot should be ashamed of yourselves. But when the day comes of Qiyamat (end of the world), you will all suffer the burning of hell. You will have punishments after punishments and then even more punishments. So always remember to never make fun of anyone's religion, especially their holy stuff they use. As you are still reading, I shall say a dua (prayer).

Oh Allah, the master of the universe, protect us from bad deeds and lead us to your beautiful paths. Each step we take, always be in our hearts. As we are building our future for our family, we will always remember our past, of how we learned and how we grew to be successful. You have helped me in all good ways. We thank you. You have never let us down. We thank you. And there is not one thing that we can deny and say that you ...more

There are many proofs that Islam is the best religion; it is the perfect religion! It embraces everything in a human's life, from ethics to law to heritage - literally everything! And it respects all other religions. In fact, faith in Islam is not complete unless you believe in six things: 1) God, 2) all of the Prophets (including Jesus, Moses, and of course Muhammad), 3) angels, 4) the holy books (like the Bible, Torah, and of course the Quran), 5) Judgment Day, and 6) fate, whether it is good or bad.

The Islamic lifestyle is perfect. If it were adopted in all countries, the economy would be perfect. There would be no poverty or destitution, no strong overpowering the weak, and no rich taking advantage of the poor. There would be equality and justice! It is proof that the United Nations and Europe have taken many laws from Islam. Unfortunately, there are many enemies of Islam who try to prove that Islam is terroristic. They think that terrorists pretending to be Muslims are ...more

3 Christianity

Why vote for this? Why have this list? Isn't it more important to just have faith than decipher whether it's a hundred percent correct, then kill each other if we don't have the same answer? There were fights between the Shia and Sunni, the Nazis and Jews, the terrorists and other countries. Wake up, world. We're all right. I only vote Christian because I am one, even though we're all right here.

A lot of religions preach and present themselves as better than the rest, but in practice, they still dwell in ancient practices and have not evolved. Most of them do not even acknowledge their dark ages and are ignorant of how globalization has made the world one big family. Practicing Christians are open about their past and have moved on. The church has made amendments and has progressed, unlike most religions, where they still stick to medieval or pre-medieval mindsets.

Christianity is based on a few simple principles, and unlike most religions, it does not impose restrictions which make its followers fanatical.

It is the message of love and compassion.

I vote for Christianity, as I believe in the message and way of life. Following closely to Christianity would be Buddhism and Hinduism.

From the love of God, he sent his son to the world for us. Jesus has died for us. Afterward, he rose again. From that, we can know the love of Jesus, and he is the real son of God, whatever! I have many words to say about Jesus and God, but I'd rather not say them. However, I'm the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6).

The message of Christ is love, forgiveness, and self-sacrifice. He willingly gave up His own life for others. However, those who have called themselves Christians throughout the ages have not always lived by His example. It is a shame that they have used His name to justify war. To get a true understanding of Christianity, read one of the 4 Gospels by Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. There you will find the true message of Christ. The words and life of Jesus are what inspire me to love all of God's creations, Christian and non-Christian alike. If you want to find those who are living the message of Christ today, look at the many missionaries who risk their lives all over the world feeding the hungry and caring for the sick. That is the true beauty of the message of Jesus and the fulfillment of what it means to be Christian.

4 Hinduism Hinduism is an Indian religion or dharma, a religious and universal order to which Hindus abide. It is the world's third-largest religion, with over 1.2 billion followers, or 15–16% of the global population, known as Hindus. The word Hindu is an exonym, and while Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma, which refers to the idea that its origins lie beyond human history, as revealed in the Hindu.

Another, less fitting, endonym is Vaidika dharma, the 'dharma related to the Vedas.' more.

Religion is nothing but teachings or a path to reach the ultimate goal called Self Realization. I believe Hinduism teaches one or shows the path in an easier way. It never pushes anyone to convert nor thrusts its teachings upon anybody. It simply passes its message, and that is how it should be. Not to mention anybody, but can anybody convert into any so-called religion just by speaking some verses, typing something, or following certain things? What is religion, friends? It's simply a teaching style. It's all about attaining ultimate peace. That's what the great Gautam Buddha also taught. He taught us to go beyond the Zero, which means going beyond good or bad, going beyond everything where there is nothing but blankness. Experiencing this blankness while in our physical form is the ultimate peace.

Most of us are so entangled in wrong egos, wrong faiths, etc., that we even forget what we are speaking. For example, anything apart from us, but if we claim possession of it, we ...more

Hinduism is a great religion because it allows you to do whatever you want. You can follow ideas from any other religion. In Hinduism, you are not restricted from doing anything. You may worship an idol or you may not; it all depends on what helps you find inner peace. Hinduism does not enforce anything on you. According to our religion, you may do as you wish. Hindus may believe in the words of Jesus and Muhammad, along with the words of Rama, Krishna, and Buddha. Our religion originated around the time of the ancient Egyptian and Greek religions and still survives to this day, despite the 1000 years of Islamic rule and 200 years of Christian rule. There must be something special in Hinduism because it still is the third biggest religion. Hindus don't go around converting other people unless they want to. If people want to join Hinduism, they may do so simply by believing in and following Hinduism, as there is no special ritual or anything. Hinduism also has a lot of science to it. ...more

Hinduism followed scientific principles over 10,000 years ago. It is the oldest religion in the world and also the richest in culture.

Well, an 8,700-year-old book documents the seven planets and also the fact that Pluto's orbit cuts through Neptune's.

Hindus were men of science. Only during the colonial period of India, Hinduism was suppressed by the colonizers and the Islamic sultans before them.

But Hinduism isn't just a religion; it is a way of life.

Islamic invaders destroyed so much valuable information that it got full of bugs (confusions).

We should know about it more and make it the same as before. It was the oldest surviving religion even though it was continuously attacked by Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism. It is the most developed religion even now. Islam even stole many ideas from our Vedas.

5 Buddhism

Actually, Buddhism is not a religion. It's actually a vision. It tells us the great truth that rules the whole universe, the concept of cause and its result. There is no other vision that gives such a beautiful idea. No god takes part, no actual influence to follow this vision. It's free to everyone, and you can feel it if you like. If you go by what the Buddha found, surely you can understand what is the actual truth inside our lives. It's more scientific and even deeper. But other religions are more populated today just because of their rules and fears. In Buddhism, we don't have them. This vision is for intelligent people to think. Buddha gave freedom to Buddhists with peace and harmony for everyone, ensuring the right of perfect living for every human and animal.

Unlike Western organized religions like Christianity and Islam, Buddhists are awakened. Buddhists don't believe that you should burn in hell if you're not a Buddhist, nor do they have any extremists. Fear isn't incorporated into making you Buddhist, like the Christians do to scare people into following their religion. Really, all Christians do is worship. Buddhists dedicate their lives to bringing happiness to others and learning to overcome suffering. Buddhists also believe there is no ultimate God. We are all God, God is within us. We are all divine. Life is a test, so we are continued to being reincarnated into it until we finally pass it.

Buddhism is the only religion which truly makes sense and actually encourages free and rational thought. Some cultural offshoots of Buddhism are a little bizarre, but the things Buddha himself taught were brilliant. Christianity and Islam are only successful because they were spread by successful empires.

Gautam Buddha taught us the way to live and let others live peacefully. Buddhism gives one the privilege not to accept anything on blind faith, but to think and decide for themselves, and then follow. Buddha encouraged everyone to have compassion for each other and develop their own virtue, "You should do your own work, for I can teach only the way."

Buddha did not deny that there is happiness in life, but he pointed out that it does not last forever. Eventually, everyone meets with some kind of suffering. He said:
"There is happiness in life,
Happiness in friendship,
Happiness of a family,
Happiness in a healthy body and mind,
But when one loses them, there is suffering."

He also gave the world the Noble Eightfold Path to end suffering.

1. Right View - The right way to think about life is to see the world with wisdom and compassion.
2. Right Thought - We are what we think. Clear and kind thoughts build good, strong characters.
3. Right Speech ...more

6 Jainism

Jainism is a religion of non-violence. It promotes peace in the world. But more importantly, it promotes peace within the self. It's the path that emphasizes the search for truth. It's logical and asks us to be logical. Nothing should be believed blindly.

It's about self-discipline and training. A path to achieve true happiness, which cannot be found in this material world.

It itself says that no religion should be tagged as the 'best'. And that a person needn't follow a religion to be a good person.

This is the oldest living religion. It's a spiritual path. No god is there who created us, and we ourselves are responsible for better or good.

Jainism is the best and the purest religion in the world. No other religion comes even close to its purity. Non-violence is a virtue all Jains possess or should possess. Let alone eating an animal, we don't even eat underground vegetables and smelly vegetables because a lot of microscopic insects are attracted to them and are killed when cooking such vegetables. We don't eat during the night because without the heating rays of the sun, many insects develop in the raw food and die during cooking. As you can see already through these examples, our religion is really logical and scientifically based. We don't say, Do not eat onion because it gives a bad omen or bad luck. We don't eat it because we know microscopic beings are attracted to it. Everything we do is logically based. In fact, unlike all other religions, our own scriptures say that before believing what is written in them, first think if it is right logically or not. We are only asked to believe that which we have proof of ...more

Jainism is the oldest religion in the world and was practiced by almost 400 million followers worldwide a few hundred years ago. However, now there are only around 10 million followers, which is why many people in the world are not aware of this religion. It does not believe in any forceful conversion and simply tells people to look inside themselves to understand the true meaning of being human and attain eternal knowledge. Jainism teaches that all living humans have the potential to attain Nirvana (breaking the cycle of birth and death), but they must eliminate all the sins committed in previous lives and the current life. The religion emphasizes non-violence to such an extent that it even advises against killing the invisible insects found in vegetables, water, and all around us with the naked eye. There is no comparison between this and other religions in the world.

I love to be Jain because I am the luckiest Jeev in this world who received the company of true Dev, Shastra, and Guru. Jainism does not favor any superstitious beliefs. It works on reality. Jainism teaches us to love each other instead of murdering animals and birds, eating them, and enjoying their taste. Jainism is based on many facts that are proven by many scientists. We do not eat underground vegetables and fruit. We do not eat at night because there is logic and fact behind it. Our Gurus do not live in luxurious ashrams. They spend their lives teaching good lessons to society and in meditation of their soul. They do not sit and eat luxuriously. They have a separate process to follow before and during their "Aahhar Charya". They even have many rules that they follow very strictly. Jainism is purely based on the principle of Ahimsa. We do not hurt anyone either physically or mentally. We do respect other religions. But I am very proud to be Jain because I follow the principles ...more

7 Judaism

The happiest religion because its fundamental principle is to Love thy Neighbor as Thyself, regardless of his religion. One need not be Jewish to go to heaven. Just obey 7 universal laws, like not killing, not stealing, not being cruel to animals, etc.

Its adherents have gone on to the most amazing accomplishments: a huge percentage of Nobel prizes, violin virtuosos, chess champions, billionaires, philanthropists. We love each and every human being with all our heart. We thank God for His goodness, and that He grants us health, family, and prosperity. Saying thank you is our most important value, whether to humans or to God. Our second most important value is to constantly study and learn more. We are forbidden to say a bad word about anybody, even if true, unless for a valid purpose like when seeking info about a business partnership or match for marriage.

Judaism is the happiest religion because its fundamental principle is to love thy neighbor as thyself, regardless of his religion. You don't have to be Jewish to go to heaven. Just keep the 7 universal principles, like don't murder, don't steal, don't be cruel to animals, set up a fair court system, etc.

Its adherents have gone on to the greatest accomplishments. High percentage of Nobel Prize winners, chess champions, entertainers, comedians, actors, songwriters, billionaires, philanthropists, doctors, scientists, innovators, etc. It is about making this world a better place and caring for all other people. We are commanded to constantly learn more and more, and never waste time. We always say thank you and appreciate everything that others have done for us, and try to pay it forward. Our ancestor Abraham hung up the phone on God in order to serve 3 hungry strangers. This shows us that the holiest thing in the world is to be kind to others. That is what makes God happy. All ...more

When was the last time the Jews started a hate group? When was the last time they committed a terrorist attack? I don't remember ever reading anything about that. Sure, they did start a resistance, but that was against the Nazis who were just wiping them out. Some people say that Christianity was persecuted, which it was, but do you know how that ended? With the Emperor Constantine making Christianity the official religion. Did anyone do that after the Holocaust? No. They just left them traumatized and horrified. The LEAST they could do after that was give them a tiny strip of land where they would be safe in.

Because I feel this religion is one of the most hated ones, despite being the oldest one. The Bible states that Abraham's sons were the fathers of the future religions to come: Judaism and Islam. Now, if the two religions are brothers, why not love one another? But then again, it's hard when I have Muslim friends telling me it's okay to kill Jews because Jews stole Israel from Muslims. Umm, you do know Jews were here before the Ottoman Empire took over Israel, right? So theoretically, Jews just took back what was already theirs. Yet I get friends telling me that Jews don't belong in Israel, and then call themselves peaceful when they support Arab teens killing innocent Jewish mothers and children because they are just "defending their country." And Christianity is literally the "son" of Judaism. Christ was Jewish, for some of you that might not know. He never meant to actually start his own religion and to be honest if he didn't, he would have probably been considered a Jewish prophet ...more

8 Catholicism

Catholicism mostly deals with the belief that there is one eternal, everlasting, and loving God who rules over all of space and time and created everything in the physical and spiritual world. It also teaches that humanity is the child of God and that God Himself sent His second form, the Son, to die in order to relieve humans of eternal damnation. It focuses on various virtues one is to possess in order to please God and teaches that there is life after death in the form of heaven, hell, limbo, and purgatory.

Being a Catholic means that you are a child of God, and we are all equal. No being is higher than another. It also means that we should be kind and caring, and that you should also teach others to do the same. You don't have to pray five times a day just to please Him. Okay, He would like you to pray to Him, but don't do it just for the sake of it. Do it honestly and have faith while doing it. If you don't do those things, praying that way is useless. It is NOT the proper way to pray. Also, while at Mass, try to sing the songs. Singing to God counts as twice praying. Dancing AND singing for God. Well, let's just say that He likes it.

Catholicism is the original Christian religion. It came directly from Jesus Christ. Every other Christian religion was created by man because they thought they knew better than God. Catholicism has stayed true to its original teachings. Contrary to what many think, we believe in love, peace, and harmony throughout the world. The more I learn about this faith, the more I grow to understand it and love being a part of it. Catholic means universal, which means this religion is for every human being on Earth, regardless of one's past sins. I still have a lot to learn, but I'm glad that I'm learning from a community of such amazing people working together to proclaim the glory of God.

In my humble opinion, it's scary to see Islam take the number one spot on this list. The way they treat women is unjust and just plain wrong. Despite this, I'm very pleased to see Catholicism on this list. It was the very first branch of Christianity and was initiated by St. Peter. It is also the most traditional of all churches. We may have had a rough history, but we stick to our roots and work on enhancing the Church, not changing it. Some might say Catholicism is boring, service isn't fun, and its followers are cold. Mass is not designed to be fun. It's designed to worship God and recognize His impact on the world. We're not cold either. We just worship independently and give all our attention to God and not who's around us. This doesn't mean we ignore each other. We just simply put God first. After all, this world wouldn't exist without Him, and I wouldn't be writing this paragraph.

9 Spiritualism

Saints, prophets, gurus, masihas (whatever name people associate with them), whenever they come into this world via miracles or normal ways like us, they come in a form like us. They come from the higher levels with a message from Almighty to come back home from this creation. People full of ego compare their teachings with the religion they were born and brought up in, and start being enemies and torturing them. Time passes, and other people make it another religion. Actually, no religion is made without a living master. Fortunate are those who learn to love a living form of God. Unfortunates will never believe that the Creator can come in human form. Think! This is the only form that can teach us humans. Spirituality is the only true way to travel inward back to home, leaving behind color, caste, religion.

Spiritualism. When you start your journey towards your spirit, it is called spiritualism. But it is not an ism. It doesn't have any brand name, and there's no conflict for the brand. It is a group of meditative people for meditation only. It is the sun under which all flowers grow, which are called religions. The real source of every religion is spiritualism.

Religions become institutions to serve their selfish purpose only. They are away from spirituality and more towards mantra and other materialistic rituals. Too bad for spirituality.

All human societies may work as per the spiritual path of lifestyles under the banner of Spirituality, as spirituality denotes universal truth. Good luck, with good wishes for all.

10 Jediism

Jediism is a modern-day religion of modern-day principles. It respects human life and equality and allows its followers to go down its own path. It preaches calmness, patience, being mindful of your emotions, and doing good for those around you, amongst many other great things!

There is no emotion. There is peace. There is no ignorance. There is knowledge. There is no passion. There is serenity. There is no chaos. There is harmony. There is no death. There is the Force.

Organized religion is just a way for man to explain what is beyond his understanding. Jediism fulfills that need without the false pretense of being believable. My vote goes here.

There is no emotion. There is peace.
There is no ignorance. There is knowledge.
There is no passion. There is serenity.
There is no chaos. There is harmony.
There is no death. There is the Force.

The Contenders
11 Shivism

Branch of Hinduism, Shiva is considered the ultimate god above all. Shiva teaches love and devotion. He treats everyone equally and loves all. Good or bad, he is not easy to please, but if he is pleased by your devotion, you don't need anything else. He is considered Bhola (innocent). The book is Shiva Purana and many more. Worship all forms of Sada Shiva. There are 11 Rudras they worship and they worship Shiva mainly as Shivlingam. It's considered that meditation is the best way to reach God, and Shiva is considered the greatest meditator.

I follow this religion. It gives me a relaxing feeling when I think about Shiv and his help to everyone if they are doing good.
Also, he is the one who helps the bad also to make a balance in the world - To maintain the Life Cycle.

When you meditate just to follow Shiv (Oldest god on earth - No birth Known - No family to Belong, etc.). Even Muslims follow Shiv in a different way (Nirakar - No Size or face). They worship the Moon which is a symbol of Shiv on his forehead as well.

I suggest everybody to think about Shiv - learn about Shiv - Follow something like Shiv - You will feel amazing changes in life, peace in mind.

Most people think that Shiva is the calendar figure they see nowadays when in fact it is truly an extension of the now scientifically sound belief that the universe came from a singularity, the black hole. Ancient people knew this and told it through the duality of nothingness and all that exists... They say that Shiv and Shakti are the same,.. And Shiv is essentially a formless non-entity, Shakti is energy... In modern science, it is well known that the universe began with the Big Bang, a singularity. A black hole. That is what Shiva is. In quantum electrodynamics if EM fields are generated in a vacuum, particles are created, and in the Vedas, it is said that Shakti danced around the cosmic expanse of Shiva's body that woke him up from his slumber and he was angry, his Rudra avatar, and then he spewed all the galaxies and the entire cosmos from his mouth... Also, the CMBR cosmic microwave background radiation is nothing but his voice... The Aum that still resonates in the universe. ...more

Sikhism is the modern religion without any myths and supernatural events and epics. It teaches tolerance, equality, humanity, and love. It's the first religion to start a free community kitchen where all from any religion, caste, race, and economic background sit together and have 'langar'.

12 Hare Krishna (ISKCON)

They celebrate Krishna (one of the forms of Vishnu the preserver in Hinduism) and believe in celebrating life. They follow the holy book Gita. They believe in singing the glory of Krishna.

I have been searching for the path of Happiness which can give me happiness forever without ending within a short time or without depending on any mortal thing. I got to know that the path is only to Chant the holy name of God as- Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare. Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare. The continuous chanting gives the ultimate bliss, happiness, and extreme satisfaction to the devotee. The art of Chanting can be learned under the short guidance of Hare Krishna Devotees. The Founder of ISKCON has written many books on Krishna Consciousness, and the science of self-realization is explained, which is as per ancient Indian Literature. Hare Krishna. Arun Sharma, Gurgaon, India.

In the age of quarrel and differences, the only thing which can bind humanity is the representation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, which is 'All attractive,' Krishna. Serving Him will satisfy all living beings and will help achieve the ultimate goal, which is eternal bliss. Chanting the holy name of the Lord is the only way of salvation in the Kali Yuga, which is the age of quarrel and differences. The Mahamantra "Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare. Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare" chanting can give the ultimate bliss and eternal happiness if it can be practiced with the help of a Hare Krishna devotee. There are a lot of ISKCON temples and centers where this can be practiced. Hare Krishna.

According to the revealed scriptures, there existed nothing like Hinduism or any other belief. Hinduism and other beliefs were recently founded. According to the authorized scriptures, Krishna is the supreme personality of Godhead. And transcendental loving service at His lotus feet is the ultimate goal of life. Like in schools and colleges, we are trained for an exam like HSC exams. Similarly, ISKCON is an institute for preaching to us the ultimate goal of life and the exam of getting out of this miserable life. ISKCON offers you an opportunity to enjoy with Krishna and see Him face to face. The knowledge preached at the institute is authorized and has come through disciplic succession. Please grab this golden opportunity and make your life perfect. I bet you will never become sorrowful and frustrated in your whole life. Hare Krishna.

13 Scientology

Scientology is a religion that offers a path that leads to an understanding of one's true spiritual nature and one's relationship to self, family, groups, mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe, and the Supreme Being. The word Scientology means knowing how to know. So it is a practical way to knowledge and understanding of self and others. To me, this means relief from the conflicts and problems of day-to-day life interacting with the world around us. And a real understanding of the age-old questions, who am I? What is my nature? Am I a spiritual being or just an animal by nature?

There is no religion other than Scientology that is able to save your life once a day or once a week. I've seen so many profound changes in so little time. And it is all standard. Meaning the wins and cognitions some get will be reached by others too. But at the same time, it is totally individual. Only the method used and the states aimed at are the same. The personal realizations are always very unique.

Scientology offers some things that no other religion offers. For example, if you don't get the aimed result, there is automatically a correction unit that makes sure everything went well and brings in order whatever was not perfect. It corrects itself permanently from occurring errors. Where do you find that? Imagine a person going to tell his sins to a priest. At the end, the person is still not relieved. Well, in Scientology, if the relief doesn't happen, it means something went wrong. And it's gonna be looked at until the parishioner gets relieved. Whatever it takes. That ...more

The word "Scientology" comes from the Latin word scio, meaning "knowing in the fullest meaning of the word," and the Greek word logos, meaning "study of." It means knowing how to know. Scientology is further defined as "the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes, and other life."

Scientology provides a workable path to spiritual enlightenment and freedom, as well as an exact description of the nature of the spirit and mind. It provides exact principles and techniques one can apply to understand oneself, one's past, and the universe around one, as well as to improve one's condition and resolve life's various problems.

Scientology does not require that one "believe" anything or take anything on faith. Instead, one discovers what is true by applying its principles and observing the results.

I've been a Scientologist for 33+ years, and it is definitely the coolest religion on Earth. My fellow Scientologists and friends are members of all the above-mentioned religions. That's what's beautiful about us. There is no bigotry or need to spread hate and fear. We don't have to make others wrong so we can be right! All are welcome! Look and decide for yourself. You will be welcomed in any of our churches, and you will never be asked to give up your religious practice. Scientology is a religious philosophy.

14 Taoism

Daoism is a belief in finding one's self. You achieve understanding of yourself and the connection of the world around you.

Finding the obvious path in life and allowing your mind to remain calm and peaceful. Not only this, but discovering the balance of the world as well. By understanding balance in the world, you understand that there is a little good and bad in everything. The ideas of beauty have a little ugliness in them, just as the idea of ugliness has some beauty to it.

Daoism does not judge, and in not judging, we can find peace and balance not only in the world but in ourselves.

The religious texts in this religion originated from ancient wise men and not from God. But I find these texts to be far superior (logically, humanely, and intellectually) to any religious text that has come from God. Why is man more intelligent than the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim God? The first main religious book, The Dao De Jing/The Tao Te Ching, is short, concise, and carries far more information that will both benefit you and make you a better person for society than any of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim books. If you want a good Daoist book collection, I recommend The Taoist Classics translated by Thomas Cleary.

Balance and understanding. Flow and purpose. Not opinion, not tolerance. Not swimming, not delusion.

It's disappointing to see this so low.

In my opinion, it's the wisest religion (or philosophy).

15 Vaishnavism

This path of Hinduism instructs us to worship by looking after Balkrishna as our own child. The relationship between a mother and a child is the purest, without any selfish motive. We simply enjoy looking after our own child without any expectations. The idea is to dedicate our life to Him just because we love him, not for fulfilling our wishes in return for our prayers.

Dedication, trust, and love for Him are the most important emotions to develop a positive attitude in our life. Moreover, a vaishnav who feels happy by caring for Him will be so intrigued that he/she will achieve a state of satisfaction. Will there be any space for unhappiness? Nah. Happiness is contagious, and most vaishnavs achieve this state.

Vishnu or Shiva are good old stories of Hinduism. You can never prove these imaginary personalities. Why don't you accept the very Nature? It is here before your eyes with enormous power and all. Come to believe in real things!

Vaishnavism is a perfect & all-pervasive religion. The basic principle of Vaishnavism is to think of how best your acts could give "Sukh - happiness" to Thakurji (God). To think of good for others for all time, no criticism of any other religion. There are different seasons, different times of the day & how best we keep our God "prasann" by our Sewa are the basic tenets of Pushti Vaishnavism. God is omnipotent. You do not need to ask anything from him. All your difficulties and prayers are known to him & you should have strong belief & faith that in due course they would get answered.

Vaishnavism is the one and only religion in which we worship God Krishna and treat Him like our child.

16 Wicca

Wiccans do not believe in Satan. We believe in God (in a way), but also a Goddess. We connect with nature. We put out love. We believe in Karma. We believe in spells, but only for good. Using spells (basically prayers and offerings, in comparison) for evil is not good at all, and we forbid it. The pentacle/pentagram has 5 points on the star - the top point represents the creator(s) and the bottom 4 represent the 4 basic elements. Satanists put the top point at the bottom, representing that the elements are stronger than the creator. We put the top point on top because the creator(s) are stronger than the elements.

Hope this cleared up some common misconceptions about Wicca.

Wicca is the religion of nature. Not really having a hierarchy, we believe that we are not on this earth to rule it, but to be a part of it. Wicca is a very peaceful religion. Many people look down on Wiccans, mainly because of misconceptions. Many of these misconceptions come from Hollywood movies. Wicca, also known as Witchcraft, does not celebrate the devil or demons. In fact, us Wiccans, (otherwise known as Witches) do not believe in the devil. We believe that we should do the right thing not because we are afraid to do the wrong thing, but because it is simply right. Our magic helps us keep positive energy throughout our community. Our spells are just prayers and offerings to the God and Goddess. We celebrate nature and the universe. We do not believe in sacrificing animals, for that would break one of the laws we live by: Do not harm others, human or animal.

Good Blessings to All

Wicca, which is basically a modern-day Paganism (Neo-Paganism), is a religion that worships the God and Goddess, believing that they too abide by nature's laws. The Horned God (Cernunnos, Pan, Satyr) basically is nature! For example, The Law of Polarity is a law of nature, which would explain why we believe in a God and Goddess.

I like to think that Wicca is a way to find inner peace, (kind of like Taoism).

I love Wicca. It places equal emphasis on its female and male gods, and practitioners of the religion are encouraged to take their own path instead of having to believe in the exact same things and practice their religion the same way as everyone else.

17 New Age

New Age - The Khalsa, The Army of the Creator
Believe in universal brotherhood
Defends human rights for all and considers the human race as one and equal,
Friends with everyone, no one a stranger.

It is the newest religion after there were lots of flaws that came into Hinduism and Islam. Guru Gobind Singh created this for the sake of humanity.

Sikhism is a way of life. Once you start to live it, you are liberated from dogmas, tensions, desires, illusions.

Sikhism is the newest religion in the world with a very easy way to meet God. It is a scientific religion.

18 Zoroastrianism

In olden days, people used to think the earth is flat & the sun revolves around the earth. Now nobody thinks so. Exactly like that, there was a period of religion in the intellectual evolutionary history of humanity. That period is finished. Now there is no need for religion. This is the era of science & humanism. No place for organized religions.

I like Zoroastrianism because Zarathustra never claimed that he is a prophet and his words are from God, unlike other prophets. He sought God through his wisdom. In Zoroastrianism, men and women are equal, and each person is free to choose his/her path based on his/her wisdom and righteousness. Zarathustra: (good thoughts, good deeds, good words)

This is one of the oldest religions, 300 because... The Zoroastrian traders and astrologers found the brightest star where Jesus was. I believe Zoroastrianism to be on top.

It is the most open and advanced religion, with a mission statement of 'Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds.'
It requires mainly self-discipline, with few restrictions and daily rituals.

19 Confucianism Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is described as tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life.

Confucianism is a religion followed by most people in China. Confucianism is a Chinese religion, so it celebrates Chinese New Year. The founder of Confucianism is named Kong Fuzi. Confucianism is a good religion because Confucianism is all about peace, like Taoism and Buddhism, not like other religions like Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism.

Why is this so low? To be honest, it's more peaceful than Christianity.

Wise people have been around for thousands of years.

I love Confucianism!

20 Rastafarian

Another name for Christianity... Rasta believe in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit... They also believe that Haile Selassie is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ... They call God's name Jah... In the New World Translation you can see Jah in many areas... Check the index... They also believe in growing hair and locking it as a Nazarite vow.

I am a Reconstructionist Jew, and I'll vote for this one just because there aren't really any problems with it. It's associated with peace and love.

Best religion in my book.

Haha, blaze it up!

21 Shintoism

Very cool, pretty chill, has some cool lore, and torii gates go hard. It's pretty different from other religions in how there isn't a strict doctrine to stick by like Christianity and Islam. Although, it's practically region-locked to Japan.

A faith based on nature and life, and unlike Christianity, isn't strict, doesn't focus as much on your afterlife, and offers other amazing stuff! Too bad this religion is pretty much nonexistent outside of Japan...

The religion guides us to peace and forbids the eating of cats and dogs. It guides us to positivity.

22 Zen

Jain religion totally emphasizes live and let live for all creatures on the earth.

Live and let others live is what the Jain religion emphasizes.

It is Jainism that believes in live and let live. One can learn the best values and principles from Jainism.

Best religion in the world..

23 Spiritism

God has created this universe and humans are the brainy creatures God has created, but it's so amazing that people divided God according to their comfort and are fighting for its different names. They do not want to understand teachings in holy books which say that God is one and we are all children of one, instead, they are fighting here over which religion got the maximum number of votes. It's a shameful thing. Grow up and do some efforts for mankind, only then you can make your God happy.

I totally agree with this. It's humans who divided Gods as they required. I believe we are humans and should also have a religion called Humanity. Live & Let Live.

You and your own logic.

We all are human.
And humanness is our first religion.
We all are children of one super spirit, so our religion is one only: Spiritism.

24 Jehovah's Witness

I am not a Jehovah's Witness, but I will say that you don't have to personally witness something to believe in it. The simplest example would be something on Earth, like the North Pole. I've never been there. I've only seen it on a map, but I believe it exists. You can be a witness to something you believe exists, even though you've never seen it. Being a Christian, I believe God works miracles every day. My father-in-law was diagnosed with bladder cancer in April and confined to a nursing home. The doctors were hesitant to even suggest chemotherapy for him at the age of 87. But they did, and he has responded to it so well that while he isn't cured, he is at least able to go back home and live in his house and not be burdened by having to spend his life savings to live in a nursing home. I feel God's hand has been upon him, and this is not an isolated incident by any means. It's somewhat tougher to believe in hard times, of course, but life is such an incredible thing in itself that ...more

As a Jehovah's Witness, I previously shared many sentiments that are listed here regarding the support of the Almighty for the religion. Unfortunately, my family experienced atrocious stalking, illegal eavesdropping, identity theft, breaking and entering, lying, and deceit by Jehovah's Witness leaders and congregants. All of those activities are shunned in the Bible. Thus, as Jesus stated, "by their fruits, you will recognize these men." What is truly practiced by a religion is what determines its acceptance to the Almighty, not a surface-level superficial appearance of righteousness. I am not disfellowshipped, but I am again searching for true religion, if one exists at all.

This isn't only the best religion. It's the only true religion. We all have based our facts only on the Bible. Jehovah's Witnesses are clearly successful in following the Bible's moral standards. The world has become so wicked and satanic. Jehovah God will soon be forced to destroy this morally corrupted world in Armageddon (Revelation 16:16), and survivors (Jehovah's Witnesses) then will have the chance for endless life in a paradise that has been restored to perfection (Psalms 37:29 & Revelation 21:3,4).

You can say it's the only true religion, and I won't judge, but everyone has their own belief, and I, personally, believe that every religion has its own way of being true. I'm not judging, but I am saying that everyone should just live in respect and harmony no matter what religion.

25 Mormonism (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

There is no other church so true in all the world. First of all, this is the only religion in the world that is organized the same way as how Christ organized His church. We believe that there was a great apostasy, but through Joseph Smith, this same Church of Jesus Christ was brought back to the earth. Though we have a prophet, he is not just a prophet to members of this church, but he is the prophet to the whole world. The prophet is chosen by God (called by God) to lead the children of Heavenly Father (every human being). Jesus Christ is the head of our church, the prophet being directly under Him. We believe in missionary work, and in bringing all of the lambs of God back to His fold. We are taught to give selfless service, and help all those in need, even our "enemies." There are so many gospel truths, I cannot list them all. If anyone desires to learn more about this true church, please consult our missionaries or the official Church website, It is amazing how many ...more

Mormonism or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church today in the world. It is Christ's church, hence the name. It is the same church He established originally, only established in these latter days. It is led by a true prophet of God, having God's authority to speak for Him to His children (mankind). This authority was restored to the earth in 1830 and is necessary to carry out His work. Jesus loves us. He atoned for the sins of man and overcame death so everyone will live again. Mortality is a time to learn discipline and show our obedience to His commandments. God's commandments are for our own good, and obedience brings freedom from the bondage of sin and its consequences. Nevertheless, everyone has agency to choose for themselves but must experience the consequence of their choices. The family is the most important organization in God's kingdom. Every worthy person is entitled to personal revelation to guide them throughout life. Temples are a ...more

Absolutely incredible. I know by living the standards and principles taught in this church, you will grow closer to God. I also testify that the Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible and that anyone who reads it will gain a greater knowledge of God's great plan of happiness. Any questions? Just ask one of our missionaries. They can help you!

Mormonism gets a bad rap, but it's an extremely structured religion with a wide support system and various programs. It's a difficult religion to live (faithfully)... but with difficult sacrifice often comes great reward (i.e., you get out what you put into it).

Mormonism also has the highest payoff of any religion... they believe in "eternal progression" where you ultimately become a God. It's the only religion out there that offers the ultimate reward.

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