Top 10 Greatest Religious Figures of All Time

Vote for the religious figure who you think has influenced the world the most.
The Top Ten
1 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 seriously dislike it when people say "Jesus doesn't exist." I would encourage them to watch the movie "Son of God" or "The Passion of Jesus Christ." That movie makes me feel as if I'm actually in the scene, and it's painful to watch the acting. Jesus will always be number one, regardless of others' opinions.

There will never be anyone else so powerful, beautiful, graceful, and wonderful. This world is mistaken. Jesus never comes in second place. He's always first, before anybody else!

2 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.

I have my own religion called Majd-Allah, and here are our views on the Buddha. He was a great prince. When he was said to have achieved enlightenment, Abrahamists (Followers of Majd-Allah) believe that he didn't but thought he did. Even though he followed a different religion other than the Abrahamic faiths, he was still a good man.

He surely will go to Heaven (Jannah) on the day of the Lord.

A true saint, and truly peaceful.

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

3 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

Lucky us, we all do bad stuff sometimes. Abraham wasn't perfect. He wasn't God. So, do you expect him to be perfect and always do good?

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

4 Moses Moses is a prophet in Abrahamic religions. He is the Lawgiver of Judaism. God sent him to the Pharaoh in Egypt to tell him to release the children of Israel from bondage. When the Pharaoh disobeyed God, God sent 10 plagues. Finally, Pharaoh relented, and Moses led the children out of Israel (through... read more

He was a great leader, but his people are the ones who disobeyed God.

5 Muhammad Muhammad ibn Abdullah (570 AD - 632 AD) was an Arab religious, social, and political leader and the founder of the world religion of Islam. According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet, divinely inspired to preach and confirm the monotheistic teachings of Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets... read more

Here are the Majd-Allah views on Muhammad. He was the seal of the prophets and the messenger of God. He was a Christian man to whom the angel Gabriel revealed the Quran. When it says that God hasn't begotten anyone, it actually means that He didn't reproduce Jesus and that it has a different meaning.

Jesus Christ, the Bible, the Quran, and the Prophets are what we focus on.

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

The blessing of worlds, the light of worlds, the seal of prophets. We love you, Muhammad. You are in our hearts.

6 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.
7 Martin Luther Martin Luther was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation.
8 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.
9 St. Peter
10 Mother Teresa Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. Although her passport name was Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu, she was born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, in Üsküb—now Skopje, capital of North Macedonia. After... read more
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11 14th 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.

12 St. Francis of Assisi

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

13 Bahá'u'lláh
14 Virgin Mary

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

She is the Mother of Our Lord and God.

15 Pope Francis Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City.

Advocating for the abolition of the death penalty.

16 Desmond Tutu
17 Joel Osteen
18 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.
19 Guru Nanak Dev Guru Nanak was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. His birth is celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Gurpurab on Kartik Pooranmashi, the full-moon day in the month of Katak, October–November.

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

Taught all religions are the same. Taught equal rights. I wish he were alive today.

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

Guru Gobind Singh was a great religious leader of the Sikh faith who defended his faith against the Mughal emperors invading India, who sought to rule and convert everyone to Islam. He spent many years meditating in silence in the Himalayas, clarifying his vision for defending Sikhs from oppression. Despite the murder of all his four sons by the Mughals, he remained steadfast in his mission.

He taught Sikhs to pray but also to fight in defense of their faith. He created the Khalsa, which remains the image of the Sikhs to this day. He deserves to be revered and placed in the top ten.

21 St. John
22 Jiddu Krishnamurti
23 Laozi
24 Zoroaster

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

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam follow his philosophy. He should be number 1.

25 Augustine of Hippo
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