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  1. 1. LIFE ORIENTATION GRADE: 9 Topic: the various types of religions within South Africa.
  2. 2. THE DEFINITION OF RELIGION: Religion can be defined as the belief in a god or in a group of gods. In addition it is an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods. However it is an interest, a belief, or an activity that is very important to a person or group.
  3. 3. THE VARIOUS TYPES OF RELIGIONS ARE: Islam Christianity Buddhism Hinduism Judaism
  4. 4. A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH RELIGION: Islam: Islam is a divine religion of God introduced through Last Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in 7th century. It is one of the most popular and fastest growing religions. Islam means submission to Allah.
  5. 5. CHRISTIANITY:  Christianity is the largest world religion at the moment. It has over 2 billion followers, who classify themselves under 34,000 different denominations. Initially, Christianity was derived from Judaism, as Jesus Christ was a Jew, as were his twelve disciples. Christianity is based mainly around the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and is monotheistic. Christians believe in the Bible being the word of God, and although some choose to take it more literally than others, it is generally considered to be inspired by the Holy Spirit.
  6. 6. BUDDHISM: The basic purpose of Buddhism is to purify our mind of the “three poisons” of greed, hatred, and ignorance. This is much easier said than done. The focus of Buddhism has always been on how to actually accomplish this in our daily life, rather than merely talking about it or getting caught up in the net of philosophical views. As it is said, “merely talking about food will not make one full.”
  7. 7. HINDUISM:  Hinduism is the other name for humanism. In many respects, it is more than a religion; it is a way of life. It is not a man made religion, founded or created by any prophet. It has no origin and therefore has no end either. Hinduism has never been imposed on anybody at anytime. It is a religion of freedom and, unlike most other religions, it allows absolute freedom of one's faith and mode of worship. Indeed, it is the only religion in the world, which respects the right of people to realise the Almighty by their own free will. The history of Hinduism has proved that it is a living force. Both hostile rulers and foreign aggressors could not banish it because it is a religion of self-experience and self-realisation. It is not based on any dogmas or set of rules to be accepted with blind faith. Yet, Hinduism has a very close understanding of and relationship with the Almighty God.
  8. 8. JUDAISM: Judaism is one of the oldest religions still existing today. It began as the religion of the small nation of the Hebrews and through thousands of years of suffering, persecution, dispersion, and occasional victory, has continued to be a profoundly influential religion and culture.
  9. 9. DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS: Islam: Christianity:
  10. 10. CONTINUATION OF RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS: Buddhism: Hinduism:
  12. 12. CLASSROOM/GROUP ACTIVITY TOPIC: VARIOUS TYPES OF RELIGIONS WITHIN SOUTH AFRICA INSTRUCTIONS: In groups of five you as learners are required to choose a specific religion on which you will have to conduct a role play. However within the role play you will illustrate the various elements that makes up the religion. You should include the following elements: • The specified religious practices • The dress code • Symbols • And any other elements which you desire to include • Total: /20