The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A listing of doctrinally and organizationally meaningful divisions or denominational "branches" (such as Catholic, Eastern/Orthodox Christian, Sunni Islam, Shiite Islam, Evangelical Christian, Mahayana Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism, etc.) would clearly be useful, but that is the subject of a different list: .

We are also, of course, interested in what is  as opposed to what is .

The fact that these religions exist within technologically advanced cultures alongside "classical" organized religions (such as Christianity) is one of the reasons for grouping these adherents separately from the general "primal-indigenous" category.


Apparently a fusion of Christianity and traditional Korean religion.

To complete the picture it is necessary to ask what is  believed, or what adherants disagree on.

Do people really choose their beliefs, or are beliefs something that is simply instilled in you or embedded at a young age? I was born in a household with two people who claim to be Christians. I never went to churches or anything of that nature and they never taught me anything in the Bible. All I was basically told was that there was God and Satan, Heaven and Hell, and the basics.


when comparing ideologies to religions and to Christianity as I ..

So culture does play a big part in forming our belief system and does form a (sometimes) formidable barrier to change. But we can choose to think differently. There are plenty of examples of people who were raised as muslims becoming christian and vice versa. So you cannot conclude that since someone was raised (say) a muslim, that they should not be held to account for that belief. People who strongly believe something tend to do so because they have chosen to (unless they have been brainwashed - which is something I don’t want to address here) .

the Spanish into believing they were practicing Christianity

Again, the scope of this work necessitates an almost intolerable degree of summarization and abstraction; any Almean would feel insulted to see his belief system reduced to twenty or thirty pages.

Portal:Contents/Religion and belief systems - Wikipedia

With a working definition of "a religion" and a method for measuring size, criteria for what constitutes a "major" religion must be determined, otherwise this list could be impractically inclusive and long.

Belief Systems Along the Silk Road | Asia Society

I think one of the most important things about a belief system is that it should be open to questioning. After all, my belief system is what helps me to interpret what goes on in the world. When it stops being able to do that, then I should be able to question it and change it - this is what learning from our expereinces is about.

The major world religions - Om Sakthi

Christianity is based on a series of historical events that have been witnessed and written down. It is a belief system that is based on evidence that can be read, studied and discussed in a rational manner. It is to be constantly tested and reviewed in the light of life’s experinces. Because if it is the truth then it will always stand up to scrutiny.