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).

According To The Christian Bible, Jesus' purpose on Earth was redemption and salvation. While He was on Earth he healed the sick, brought the dead back... read more

I seriously hate it when people say stuff like "Jesus doesn't exists" I would force them to watch the movie "Son of God" or "The Passion of Jesus Christ" or whatever it's called. That movie makes me feel like I'm actually in the scene, and it hurts to even watch the acting. Jesus is always gonna be number one, despite what other people do, there is never gonna be someone else so powerful, beautiful, graceful, and need I say wonderful? This world is wrong, Jesus never comes in second place. He's always first, before anybody else!

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.

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) in the day of the Lord

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!

He gave scientific religion to the world.

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, more.

Luckys, 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 the Red Sea, after God separated the waters), and led them through the wilderness for 40 years. God also gave Moses the Tablets of the Law to give to the children of Israel.

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. He is believed to be the Seal of the Prophets within Islam. Muhammad united Arabia into a single... read more

Here are the Majd-Allah views on Muhammad. He was the seal of the prophets and the messenger of God. He was christian man whom the angel Gabriel revealed the Quran to. When it says that God hasn't begotten anyone, it actually means that he didn't reproduce Jesus and it has a different meaning. Jesus Christ, The Bible, The Quran and The Prophets is 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 if 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 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 & 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.
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 religion are 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 was alive today.

He says god is one

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 Sikh faith who defended his Sikh faith from the Mogul emperors who invaded India and wanted to rule and covert everyone to Islam. He spent a great number of years meditating in silence in the Himalayas and then cleared his vision about the way forward to defend Sikhs from oppression. He sacrificed all his 4 sons who were murdered by the Moghuls but did not flinch in his mission. He taught Sikhs to pray but also fight if they had to in defence of their faith. He created the Khalsa, the subsequent Image of the Sikhs to this day. He deserves to be revered and placed in the top ten.

He is the greatest sacrificing Guru.

Because he is our guru

21 St. John
22 Laozi
23 Jiddu Krishnamurti
24 Zoroaster

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

Dude, Stole his teachings! the whole point of the prophets is that each one completes the last prophets teachings and religion; with this philosophy then everyone stole Adams religion :|

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

25 Augustine of Hippo
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