With its vast poantheon of gods and goddesses and its traditional reliance upon a strict caste system to organize society, Hinduism is often very difficult for people from the West to understand. As the world’s third-largest religion and one humanity’s oldest, however Hinduism is certainly worth learning about. Most Hindus agree that the many deities recognized in their religion are merely different sides of one supreme God. Even so, the Hindu worldview differs dramatically from the monotheistic belief system of Jadaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Hindu faith might be compared to a rainbow in which all possible colors are represented , but where every individual color has its own distinct place. That is, the one God is the rainbow and the thousands of individual deities are colors within the spectrum.