Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Top 10 Founders of Religions (Not in Order)(1st Edition) draft

1. Abraham
*Found: Judaism
*Scripture: The Old Testament
*Region with Significant Population: Israel, Europe & North America (Minor)

The eponymous father of the Abrahamic Religion, especially Judaism (The native religion of Jews). He could be reffered to the father of the biggest Monotheistic Religion. He determine One God named Jehovah that Create Human and The Only being which human could ever praise. His religion also the first religion to blame and determine Satan/Devil as the Anti Hero of the world in a frontal and clear way (I Believe the idea about Satan first came up from the 1st Monotheistic Religion, Zoroastrianism, whom it was called Ahriman, even thou the purpose and objection of Satan is different on both religion). Judaism, Christianity, Moslem, Mormon, Baha'i, Kabbala, and many other modern monotheistic religion was derived, expanded, and variated from the religion whom he had created.

2. Muhammad bin ‘Abdullāh (Prophet Mohammed)
*Found: Moslem
*Scripture: Al-Qor'an
Region with Significant Population: Middle East, South East Asia
Was the founder of the religion of Islam, and is considered by Moslems to be a messenger and prophet of God.
The last law-bearer in a series of Islamic prophets, and, by most Moslims, the last prophet of Islam as taught by the Qor'an.
Moslems thus consider him the restorer of an uncorrupted original monotheistic faith (islām) of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and other prophets. He was also active as a diplomat, merchant, philosopher, orator, legislator, reformer, military general, and, according to Muslim belief, an agent of divine action.His Qor'an has converted many many people into devoted, fanatic, even radical believer. his religion was the 2nd largest religion in the world after Christianity. He Created the religion that Contradict Judaism perfectly (Judaism is all about Isaac, and Moslem choose Ishmael as the main figure son of Abraham).

3. Joseph Smith, Jr.
*Found: Church of Latter Saint (Mormon)
*Scripture: The Book of Mormon
*Region with Significant Population: U.S.A.
Joseph Smith, Jr.(Born: December 23, 1805 – Dies: June 27, 1844) was the founder of what later became the Latter Day Saint movement, popularly known as Mormonism. He was also a theocrat, city planner, military leader, and polygamist. In the late 1820s, Smith said that an angel had directed him to a buried book of golden plates inscribed with a religious history of ancient American peoples. After publishing what he said was an English translation of the plates as the Book of Mormon, he organized branches of the Church of Christ, a church whose adherents were later called "Latter Day Saints," and popularly, Mormons.
Smith's followers revere him as a prophet after Jesus, and regard many of his writings as scripture. His teachings include unique views about the nature of godhood, cosmology, family structures, political organization, and religious
collectivism.His Teaching was meant to be the reformate version of Christianity and Protestant.

4. Brahma (Deity)
*Found (Key Figure): Hinduism
*Scripture: Veda
*Region with Significant Population: Asia

5. Confucius (Kong Zi)
*Found: Confucianism
*Scripture: The Analects of Confucious
*Region with Significant Population: Asia

6. Jesus of Nazareth (Jesus Christ)
*Found: Christianity
*Scripture: The Bible (Old Testament+New Testament)
*Region with Significant Population: All of The World except Middle East

7. Anton Szandor LaVey
*Found: Satanism (Church of Satan)
*Scripture: The Satanic Bible
*Region with Significant Population: Mainly U.S.A. and Finland

8. Siddhārtha Gautama (Gautama Buddha)
*Found: Buddhism
*Scripture: Tripitaka
*Region with Significant Population: Asia

9. Mahavira
*Found: Jainism
*Scripture: Jain Agamas & Kalpasutra
*Region with Significant Population: Asia (Mainly India)

10. Zoroaster (Zarathushtra)
*Found: Zoroastrianism
*Scripture: Avesta
*Region with Significant Population: Middle East (Minor)

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