A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of ‘religion’.
Google defines the term ‘religion’ to be “the belief in and worship of a superhuman power or powers, especially a God or gods.”
According to Wikipedia, there are “an estimated 10,000 distinct religions worldwide, though nearly all of them have regionally based, relatively small followings.” Most religions here, being regional, are lesser known and quite unheard of.
Globally, there are 12 major religions that are observed to be practised by 83% of the population. They are Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism.
Given the diversity of religions, it is no wonder that conflicts and riots arise! Religion, in fact, always happens to be a hot topic that is much debated all over the world, which religion it may be whatsoever! In this sense, religion is often considered to be a controversial and sensitive topic to touch upon.