Eastern/Western Religions

Eastern religions typically originated and are practiced in E, S, and SE Asia. Generally they are polytheistic (worshipping more than one god) with adherents going to the place of worship when convenient rather than a set time. Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism are examples. In contrast Western religions are monotheistic whereby only one deity is worshipped. The adherents often gather in one place at one time which through the accompanying socialising creates a sense of community. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all trace their roots back to Abraham.  

Mankind is a spiritual being hence the 'inner need' to worship something or someone (Act 17:22,23). Unfortunately, Satan has deceived many people into following anything or anyone except the one true God, in whom alone is the way of salvation (Jn 14:6, 17:3; Act 4:12; 1Thes 1:9; 1 Jn 5:20).

See also: Buddhism, Christianity, counterfeit, deception, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, religion.