1/5/17 Jordan River - Christianity
Today I went to the Jordan River, it is such a beautiful place. The Jordan River is a Christian sacred site. This river is significant to Christians as they believe John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ in the Jordan River waters. Christianity is the largest religion in the world. Christians worship Jesus because they believe he was crucified to forgive everyone of their sins.
1/6/17 Varanasi - Hinduism
Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities and is known as the religious capital of India. It rests on the left bank of the holy river Ganga. Varanasi is very unique and beautiful. Many people boat the waters of Ganga as transportation. Hindus believe in reincarnation and that souls are immortal. Hinduism is the world's oldest religion.
1/7/17 Sultan Ahmed Mosque - Islam
Today I traveled to the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (also known as the blue mosque) in Turkey. A mosque is the islam worship site. Islamic people still worship at the mosque, and it is a very common tourist spot. The Mosque was huge, there were giant pillars and gorgeous statues and features. They are a monotheism religion, which means they only believe in one God.
1/8/16 Lumbini - Buddhism
Today I visited Lumbini which is a Temple in Nepal. Lumbini is a very old and famous sacred site for Buddhists. Lumbini is a Buddhist sacred site and is believed to be the birth place of Lord Buddha ( who all Buddhist people worship). Some Buddhist beliefs are meditation, suffering, and the "four noble truths".
1/9/17 The Temple Mount, Jerusalem - Judaism
I traveled to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem which is a sacred site of Jews. They believe God is eternal, God will reward the good and punish the wicked, and the dead will be resurrected. The Temple is a place of worship for Jews. The Temple Mount is a trapezoid shaped, walled-in area in the southeastern corner of the Old City in Jerusalem.