Beliefs from Around the World
70% of Australians are Christian and 16% are nonreligious. Only 0.1% believe in aliens. Also only 0.1% australions are zoroastrianism. 27% of Christians are Catholic and 0.47% of Austrailians are Jehovah's Witnesses.
African Religions and Beliefs
As all Africans say they are believers and very religious. Africans believe to comfort themselves. The three major strands of religious beliefs in Africa. They are indigenous which is traditional religions, Christianity, and Islam. These religions are often used with African cultural contexts and indigenous belief systems. It was estimated that in 2008 Muslims form 60% of Africa's population, and Christians forming 40%. Christianity was in excistince far before King Ezana The Great of the Kingdom. Christianity is very strong in Africa. When Chrisianity emerged in Ethiopia is a mystery even though it is very well known. Some traditional religions in Africa is that they pray to three gods. The first god they pray to is Legba, the god of crossoads. Leba acts as a messenger of the other gods. The second god they pray to is Sango, the god of thunder. He protects his followers. The third god they pray to is Eboh. When praying to him the worship includes sacrificing kola nuts, coconut, turtles, white chalk, and hen.
Lucky Numbers In China
There are lots of different beliefs around the world.
Numbers can be beliefs in other countries. Some numbers are lucky, and Some numbers are not. First, I will talk about China. Some of the people in China, think that they have a lucky number! People in other countries believe that too. Lots of people that live in China, and have lucky numbers, believe that eight is their lucky number. Also, if you have a piece of cloth, a card, or even a license plate with the number eight on it, it can be worth millions of dollars. On special holidays, like Lunar New Year, people give other people presents. The presents are usually givin in a container shaped like an octagon. An octagon has eight sides. Inside the octagonal container, there is usually eight sections. Since the Chinese believe that eight is a lucky number, it caused many Americans to believe that eight is a lucky number, too.
In China, there are also bad luck, or unlucky, numbers. The numbers four and seven, signify death. The number one, means loneliness. The number of items that a Chinese person buys at a local market, or store, can sybolize how much self confidence they have. If they buy a large amount of stuff, they have lots of self confidence. If they buy an insignifigent amount of stuff, then you lack self confidence.