HUM130Week3Assignment - Running head: HINDUISM 1 Hinduism...

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Running head: HINDUISM 1 Hinduism Brenda McCoy HUM/130 September 25, 2011 David Latoundji
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HINDUISM 2 Hinduism Hinduism is one of the oldest religions. It surpasses known records and there is no founder known. The word Hinduism is derived from the word India. The practice of Hinduism in India and this derivation leads people to believe that it evolved in India over four thousand years ago. One of the cornerstones of Hinduism is that each individual reaches God in his or her own way, so everyone has the right to experience religious understandings in their own manner. The gods that are worshipped in Hinduism are called deities. The oldest known texts in the world are called Vedas. The Vedas are the source of the Hindu religion and many other indigenous cultural practices that have evolved at the side of Hinduism. Hinduism is made up of all the religious beliefs and practices for India’s diverse cultures. The Hindu religion is very unique because of the sheer diversity. All Hindu’s worship some form of God. They believe that God is a divine and infinite being whose form is reflected in many deities. There have been more than 330 million gods that have been identified in
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