What Is The Difference Between A Mosque, A Church, A Synagogue And A Temple?

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Joe Gilbert Profile
Joe Gilbert answered
The main difference between a Mosque, Church, Synagogue and Temple is, that they are used by members of different faiths. A mosque is a building in which members of the Muslim faith, pray and engage in services. Before entering a mosque, one must take off one's shoes. If you wish, you can also take part in a washing ritual. Unlike churches, which are full of chairs, ornamentation and platforms for the clergyman and choir to stand, mosques are large and without seating, decoration or depictions of God, in this case is Allah. Everyone sits on the floor in a mosque and is considered of equal status. A church is a building, used for prayer and services by members of the Christian faith. Weddings and funerals also take place in a church for many Christians. Whilst churches vary in size, from a small parish church to Canterbury Cathedral, and style (some churches have square towers, some have spires), they all follow a simple pattern of front door, pews set out in rows, central aisle, altar at the front of the aisle and vestry in the back. A synagogue is a building, used by members of the Jewish faith. Synagogues are places for prayer and study. There are a number of standard features in a synagogue but, unlike church, synagogues rarely look similar. The standard features of a synagogue are the ark, in which the Torah (the Jewish holy book, scrolls) are stored, the pulpit (from where prayers are lead from), the reader's platform (from where readings from the Torah take place), and the eternal light (a lamp which is constantly kept burning). The religion most associated with the temples is Buddhism. Buddhist temples are usually very ornate on the outside and symbolise Fire, Air, Earth, Water and Wisdom. All temples contain a Buddha statue.
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Mary Frederick answered
The main difference between each of these buildings is they are symbolic of a particular branch of religion. Each of these is a house of prayer where people of a particular faith tradition gather to worship.

A Mosque is a place of worship for people of the Islam tradition. A Church is a place of worship for those who follow the Christian faith tradition. A Synagogue is the place of worship for those of the Jewish tradition. A Temple is the place of worship for those of the Hindu tradition.

Each of these faith traditions have certain times, when people gather as a body of believers to worship, someone, greater than themselves. In each faith tradition prayers of praise, adoration, supplication, thanksgiving and honor are offered in community and individually.

Houses of prayer are usually beautiful structures, which symbolize faith in one greater than self.
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Thanks for the information, it was basic and to the point. And was informative!
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Mohammed did not define a mosque as a place of worship.  He designed it as a centre of the community from which to run the community. 

People in mosques are not treated equally, men are in the main area and women and children are separated into another. Mohammed would be insulted if he knew modern society said his mosque is a place of worship.

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Perry Donaldson answered
Mosque is place of muslims worship.Synagogue is place were Jewish, or jewry who do not believe Messiah has not come the 1st time yet,But their are also secular, and agnostic Jewry.
A church is only a building, The church are all those who have accepted Jesus Christ into their heart ,as the 2nd member of triune God, he was 100% Man and 100% Creator God.
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They are both places of worship to a god, cleansing free from sins, and praying. I hope that is what you are looking for because that is all I can think of right now.
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The Mosque is the place or building used for worship  by the people of the Islamic faith; The Church is a group of people who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as God among man, The son of God and His virgin birth, His sacrificial death, His burial and physical resurrection, His ascension and His future return, but the building is where The Church assembles to learn, worship, fellowship, and even go out to spread this good news to others who need salvation/Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their lives; Do you want to know Him?  Only believe on Him and His finished work; The Synagogue is a building for worship by people of the Jewish religion,  and The Temple is also The building used for worship for people of the Hindu and Buddhist faith.
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Many of the issues the Catholic church supports are in agreement with sharia law. The pope has almost as much sins on his list as any imam.   They both are against abortion,gay marriage,pornography,adultery, woman as priests/imams, and are in agreement on many other social issues. There is no reason why they should not share the same mosque/church pulpit. It would further religious harmony.
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A church is a place of worship 4 Christians, a mosque is a place of worship 4 Muslims and a Synagogue is a place of Worship 4 Jews!
Meta Forrest Profile
Meta Forrest answered
They are all places of worship,  the difference is they are worshipped by different religions.
Anonymous Profile
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Go to a library...at school or near your house...I guarantee you will find one good exact answer...internet is not as good as books
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The differences between a church and a mosque is that in churches you sing songs and in mosques you just pray
Stewart Pinkerton Profile
There are no real differences, each is a building where people gather in the name of the same God, to worship Him. You will of course find rabid cultists like Zigzag and his cronies, who will claim that their church is the only true Church. Interesting to note that only one of that demented crew *at most* can actually be right! I'm betting that none of them are, since there's nothing at all Christian in their basic attitudes.

One of my favourite TV memories is a BBC interview with Moishe Dyan, where the interviewer (having clearly checked his brain at the door) charged that Israel's oppression of the Palestinians wasn't a very Christian attitude. Dyan, to his eternal credit, just looked the idiot in the eye until he turned bright red, then quietly said "you might wish us to turn the other cheek, but we believe in an eye for an eye, and we both read the same Book".
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Nope. Its all wrong. Muslims go to a church. Christians go to a Mosque. Simple ! My teacher said so
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Your teacher has traumatic amnesia...thats why he/she couldnt tell where Muslims or Christians go...if not then you are WRONG!
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I don't want to no about the mosque I want to no about the synagogue and the church and no these do not always have to be in the shape of a cross
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Nope, your all wrong christians go to a synagogue, muslims go to a mosque and jews go to a church.  ! Simples!   My nan said so
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