Top Ten Most Peaceful Religions

The Top Ten
1 Buddhism

I see so many misconceptions in the comments, I am just voting to explain some things.

1- Buddhist aren't atheists, they actually have deities and prayers, unless they are the hippies of the west who call themselves buddhist, but they aren't

2- There isn't a history of peace in buddhism and that saying they never coerced anyone into their religion is false, just search and read the history of buddhism in Mongolia and Tibet for example.

3- Aside from that, there was a lot a violence in Buddhism, buddhists had the highest rate of terrorist attacks commited until recently when islamists beat them up.

Stop seeing the world as black and white, buddhists aren't perfect just because they practice a religion which preaches peace, do you know which other religion preaches peace, loving your neighbour? That's right Catholicism, ask yourself if Catholicism has been a force for peace during slavery, they weren't despite their religion literally saying to put the other cheek when being hit.

2 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... read more

Hinduism, like Buddhism, Jainism, and other Eastern religions, teach you Karma (treat people the way you want to be treated) and if in doubt follow your inner consciousness to determine what is right and wrong, not some misleading Abrahamic prophet. because of this, its only factual that Abrahamic religions are full of misunderstanding and misuse of power which has, and STILL leads to violence in the sole name of religion.

Mother of all religions is hinduism.also hindus always wanted peace and wanted to live a peaceful life but due to some islamic extremism we have to defend ourselves. We are peaceful that's not mean that we are weak. We are also very powerful. Actually our religion name is not hinduism its sanatana dharma I am very proud to see all the top peaceful religions are from india. Proud to be Indian. Jai hind

You have the option to believe whatever you want to. You even have the choice to be an atheist and a Hindu. It doesn't get any better than that to be honest.

3 Jainism

Most peaceful as trying to do not any harm by intention to any leaving organism by any how and attend nirvana for himself by leave everything.. That is Jainism..
Proud to be jain...

With other religions: the more extreme you get, the more alahu akbar you get.
With this religion: the more extreme you get, the more peaceful you get.

I am a Hindu but I have so much respect for Jains. If I made this list I'd put Jainism as #1, with Hinduism (specifically Hare Krishna) following.

4 Judaism

Yes, stealing land is so peaceful.

5 Baha'i Faith

A wonderful religion with the most amazing followers
I live in Iran, I'm an atheist, but I know some Baha'I and they are the most peaceful people on earth,
they suffer a lot, some people don't know anything about it, and the children read in the school that Baha'I is a faith created by the British!
But they never give up, they go through all of these, and they are still the nicest people you know.
My Baha'I brothers and sisters, I love you, I love you so much, you're amazing, I suffer as you suffer, I cry as you cry and know this, even if the world end and everything turn into ashes, I never stop loving you :'(

Reading their scriptures and authoritative commentaries makes it clear that a peaceful world, united under one God, is the goal of this religion. In the face of unmitigated persecution for 40 years, Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'I faith told a British scholar in the 1890s: "These fruitless strifes, these ruinous wars shall pass away, and the 'Most GreatPeace' shall come."

6 Islam

Islam, a profound and radiant faith, shines as a beacon of peace and harmony. Its essence encapsulates compassion, justice, and the pursuit of inner serenity. Rooted in the teachings of the Quran and the noble example of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Islam offers a resplendent vision of a peaceful coexistence.

With its core principles of love, respect, and understanding, Islam embraces the diversity of humanity. It encourages us to build bridges of empathy, fostering unity amongst people of different backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. In the heart of Islam lies the belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every individual, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or gender.

Islam champions the pursuit of peace, not only in personal interactions but also in society as a whole. It teaches us to be peacemakers, resolving conflicts with wisdom, patience, and fairness. The Quran reminds us that "and if they incline to peace, then incline to it" (Quran 8:61), emphasizing the value of seeking peaceful resolutions.

Islam embraces the beauty of knowledge and encourages the quest for enlightenment. It recognizes education as a means to uplift individuals and societies, fostering progress and peace. The pursuit of knowledge is considered a sacred duty, enabling us to better understand the world and contribute positively to it.

In the tapestry of Islam, mercy and compassion are interwoven with justice. Islam compels its followers to extend kindness and support to the less fortunate, fostering an inclusive society that upholds the rights and dignity of all. It reminds us that true peace can only flourish when justice prevails.

The teachings of Islam remind us of the sanctity of life and the value of forgiveness. They urge us to let go of grudges, to mend broken bonds, and to seek reconciliation. By nurturing forgiveness and forbearance, Islam opens doors to healing and peaceful coexistence.

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7 Taoism

Altho religions may preach peace, we know that almost all major religions were involved in wars, and no, they were not all defensive wars as apologists like to claim. It's ludicrous to believe, for example, that the massive expansive battles of early Islam were all defensive. You don't grow massive caliphates just by fighting defensive wars. It is the same with most other major religions. Judaism has been pretty peaceful for the past 2,000 years, but just like Islam, there were a lot of wars in its early days, altho admittedly not as much as Islam & Christianity.

8 Roman Catholicism

Honestly Catholicism is very peaceful along with Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, Mormon, Baha'I, Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Jehovah, Hinduism & Jainism. If you think about it most religions are peace oriented. People who kill or whatever that belong to some religion but religion is for peace, that person is not following religion, so it's not that the religion is bad, the person is bad

Satanism doesn't believe satan exists (excluding Theistic Satanism, Luciferianism) they're just atheists who respect satan, pretty much opposite of new age which does everything satanic except talk about Satan but again they don't believe good or evil so you can kill & that's not bad (doesn't mean all kill)

Islam is not a religion of peace, Mohammed says if one leaves Islam you must kill them, he himself raided cities spreading Islam, killed dogs, told little boys that if he sucks there tongue they'll go to heaven, sharia law (technically Mohammed should be killed according to sharia law that he invented for being a gay pedophile) & all that. Most Muslims are actually better people than Mohammed himself which people are supposed to be like

Being Mexican-American from Mexico paganism is not peaceful as in my town pagans do animal sacrifices & back then they (well technically I'm Nāhua & Maya) would sacrifice people by ripping their heart out & chopping of their head, but ...more

9 Church of England

Christianity is the best , as Christ taut those to love your enemy and neighbor as your self we have no wars at all however many other religions do so yeah BOOM!

There is peace in church

10 Sikhism

Sikhism is the most peaceful there has never been a religious attacks from Sikhs, Buddhism should not be first because of the Myanmar genocides from Buddhists, Islam promotes cutting hands of, and Sikhism is the most reasonable because it accepts everyone and feeds 37,000,000 each year. Tell me which religion is more peaceful

Sikhism is the most peaceful, tolerant, human & nature loving religion ever. Most violent one is Hinduism, just read history since they are ruling India how innocent christians, muslims, dalits, sikhs and other minorities have been burnt alive by these monsters.

Sikhism is Religion of Love, Goodwill &Peace towards all Creation including Humankind.It cherishes Equality & Equal Opportunity for all irrespective of race, religions, gender, ethnicity, nationality or socioeconomic status.

The Contenders
11 Christianity

I love Christianity because I can make homosexual people angry, their just so easy to have fun with, their such a snowflake generation persons yet their also very boring. I mean, their just angry because I'm telling the truth like your a transgender female but if you die, your souls still a man, such a waste of money. But hey, at least I'm being me and not the kind of person who hides at the curtains when they saw homosexual people, you guys are just being like chickenturtles. Stop hiding and just speak it. God gave us free will, right? So use it before it's to late

Jesus Christ is the One who taught to "love your enemies". Indeed, despite having an impressive 2.2 billion followers, Christians are persecuted worldwide. This is because Christianity is not a religion of expansion and violence but a way of life that preaches unconditional love towards others.

Christians should not be forcing people into their religion. They're actually not. It's only those bad groups. Also, I am sad that there are many homophobic Christians. But anyways, Christianity is a very peaceful religion.

12 Paganism

We promote harmony, towards nature as we are part of it. This harmony with the universe gives me faith, and the universe rewards me with luck. Nature, universe and it's elements are our gods and goddesses, as both male and female are equally important. We accept the duality of man, we are not a "religion of light", we are a religion of humanity. Equally light and dark, for one cannot exist without the other

Paganism, with no hierarchy, is a very peaceful and one with the earth religion. Paganism celebrates the fact that, we do not rule the earth, but are a part of it. Paganism looks down on the abuse of animals. It focuses on the law of "never hurting anyone." That means animals and humans.

How about An' ye harm none, do what ye will.
How many religions have beliefs like that.
It wasn't just women with warts and cats that were tortured and died. It was also Pagans.

13 Zen Buddhism
14 Satanism

Satanism, the world's most misunderstood and wrongly accused religion.
never in history has Satanism been involved in wars, terror and mass killings like Islam and Christianity.

and ironically when christians are confronted with questions and ideas different than their religion they turn mean and foul-mouthed.

Not only has a satanist never killed anyone (that was almost always the D.H.U.A framing them), they actively oppose the most violent industrialized entities in the whole world. Peace be satanism; peace be the world!

This and Hinduism are the only two most peaceful religions I've ever heard of. That is why I'm a Satanist myself.

15 Aboriginal Australian
16 The International Society for Krishna Consciousness
17 Shinto
18 Wicca
19 Zoroastrianism
20 Chinese Folk Religion

All Chinese religions teach reverence of ancestors and elders

21 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.
22 Yiguandao
23 Luoism
24 Vaishnavism

It is the top most peaceful religion of the world specially the KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS FOLLOWER. The never heart any entity till an ant. They are fully vegetarian never take any non-veg food, not do any type of intoxication, never play or take part in any gambling, and never have any irritative sex. And distributing delesus PRASADAM all the people and million of people got daily PRASADAM cost of free. There is always a large crowd around any ISKON TEMPLE they spatially survive on PRASADAM. These secipal principle makes life of a person very peaceful. I am very thankful to SRILLA PRABHUPADA GURU to spread this most peaceful religion all over the world. I Confidently tell that no any religion is peaceful as this. This brought many terrorist type, non aimed people to right path. If any have doubt then search ISKON on google, all things you got, or meet a people that this following you know all about this. ~ HARE KRISHNA.

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