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Major Traditions

a data set by t.l..brink
created July 13, 2016
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TraditionWhenWhereFounderDoctrineEthics
Islam7c CEArabiaMuhammadmonotheismno pork, no idolatry, no revenge, no infanticide, no gambling, no usury, no alcohol
Buddhism6c BCEIndiaSiddhartha Gautama Shakyadesire causes suffering, karma & transmigrationnon-injury
Christianity1c CEPalestineJesustrinitylove
Judaismbefore 1000 BCEPalestineAbrahammonotheism, covenant10 commandments
Hinduismbefore 1000 BCEIndia karma & transmigration, polytheism & pantheismcaste, non-injury
Jainism6c BCEIndiaMahaviraatheism, dualism, karma & transmigrationnon-injury
Sikhism16c CEIndiaNanakmonotheismrejected celibacy & asceticism
Zoroastrianism6c BCEPersiaZarathustramonotheism, dualismfight against evil, rejected hedonism & asceticism
Confucianism6c BCEChinaConfuciusdeismmoderation, duty, reciprocal relationships
Daoism6c BCEChinaLaopantheismpassive acceptance
ShintoJapanpolytheismancestor worship, warrior ethics
Olympian1000 BCEGreecepolytheismancestor worship, warrior ethics
Mohism6c BCEChinaMotheismlove
Legalism3c BCEChinaHanpeople are evilharsh laws & punishments
Yin/Yang DivinationChinabalance
Gnostics1c CEMiddle Eastdualismasceticism
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