why we have rules

Topics: Judaism, God, Religion Pages: 1 (312 words) Published: February 21, 2014
Religious education
Why do religions have rules?

Why do we have rules? We have rules to stop us from doing the wrong things. They are there to guide us. If we did not have rules we would have a world of cruelty and thievery. And no one would like to live in a world full of cruelty and hatred. Religions also have rules but for different things. Religious rules tell you how to behave and respect God. Most religious rules come from priest or monks (very religious people). Others were written by people we don’t know about. For example Hindus rules were developed by a man who used to follow Brahmanism then did not like there rules so Hindu Developed out of Brahmanism There are six major religions:

Judaism - The Hebrew leader Abraham founded Judaism around 2000 B.C. Judaism is the oldest of the monotheistic faiths (religions with one god). Christianity - Founded by Jesus Christ, who was crucified around A.D. 30 in Jerusalem. It was after his death when his followers came to believe in him as the Christ, the Messiah. Buddhism - Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, called the Buddha, in the 4th or 5th century B.C. in India. Islam - Founded in Arabia by Muhammad between A.D. 610 and A.D. 632 Hinduism - The oldest religion, it may date to prehistoric times

Each of these religions have/follow different rules.

The Jews follow the rules of the Ten Commandments which are.

1. Thou shall have no other gods before me
2. Thou shall not make unto thee any graven image
3. Thou shall not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain 4. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy
5. Honour thy father and thy mother
6. Thou shall not kill
7. Thou shall not commit adultery
8. Thou shall not steal
9. Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbour
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