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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 7:19 am
    Link: The Wide World Of Religion - And how they break down by the beliefs and numbers. A handy reference guide next time there`s an I-A-B religion debate.
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    username3415 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 7:30 am
    holy poop, Greenland is enormous!
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 7:33 am
    only around 7 million baptized Jehovah`s Witnesses worldwide. They don`t believe Jesus died on a cross but rather and simple pole (greek:stauros). They also don`t believe that Jesus, God and the holy spirit form a trinity.
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    rachaldenise Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 7:44 am
    Why is Yoruba separated from the indigenous religions?
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    Chcatam Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 7:59 am
    Greenland isn`t actually that big, it only appears that way when the globe is projected onto the flat surface of the map. Landmasses furthest from the equator appear much larger then they really are. If you look at a globe of the Earth you can see it`s actual size which is about 3.5 times smaller than Australia.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    May 1, 2012 at 8:01 am
    The astonishing ability of mankind to delude itself into believing in what it wants to be there...
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    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 8:04 am
    @username3415: They`ve used the Mercator projection for all the maps. It`s the same Google Maps also uses. Greenland is particularly big. Also notice that W-Europe is quite big compared to Africa.

    On another note, what the hell is atheism doing up there?! When I make a chart named "World of Females" I wouldn`t bother writing about men, now would I?
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 8:13 am
    That makes me sad. Only that many athiests.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 8:14 am
    "On another note, what the hell is atheism doing up there?! When I make a chart named "World of Females"
    I wouldn`t bother writing about men, now would I?"

    You would if one of your data points were "6.35 billion people" just so I wouldn`t have to do the math to account for the "non-females" particularly if "non-females" only accounted for ~2% of the populace.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 8:18 am
    @Neoptolemos

    Atheism is classed as a religion because it is a BELIEF that there is nothing there.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 8:23 am
    "Atheism is classed as a religion because it is a BELIEF that there is nothing there."

    You know, the way we believe Barney Rumble never had a dinosaur dishwasher. That too may as well be classed as a religion.
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 8:38 am
    @beternal

    So are you A-unicorn-ist? No. Are you A-Pixie-ist? No. Atheism is not a belief.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 9:00 am
    IMHO soon science and religion will reveal them self`s to be the same thing. Check out Universal field theory
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    mac_24_seven Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 9:23 am
    I would like to say that the figure out Jehovahs Witnesses is wrong. There are only a lil over 7 million active members.

    I know this because I am one and saw the figures (*published yearly in the YearBook) last year.

    Take that for what its worth :p
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    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 9:28 am
    "Atheism is classed as a religion because it is a BELIEF that there is nothing there."

    And bald is a hair color.
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    birdz Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 9:55 am
    I don`t think the creator is classifying atheism as a religion, they are presenting its numbers as a useful statistic to relate to the categories of religion.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 11:01 am
    All these religions, beliefs, and followings, and yet the only people atheists have issue with are those within the "Christian" circle.

    laughable.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 1, 2012 at 11:07 am
    mac,

    Wiki says that there are 7m+ members actively evangelising but 12m+ attending conventions. So both figures could be right.

    But it`s fair o ask how he numbers are calculated. The RCC counts anyone baptised as a member, whatever their current opinions, and CofE is still the automatic box tick in the UK for people many of whom have no contact or interest in the church.

    Still, interesting post.
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    pompousass7 Male 40-49
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    May 1, 2012 at 11:08 am
    thats ok mac 24 ...you still wont be one of the chosen few...but thanks for knocking on my door every saturday
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 11:16 am
    This graph is clearly bias, It doesn`t even include Pastafarian.






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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 1, 2012 at 11:18 am
    elkingo

    Simply untrue. Atheists living in mainly christian societies (the ones you are probably familiar with) will probably focus on christianity but a passing familiarity with Harris, Dawkins or Hitchens will show a much broader approach.

    Atheists in a mainly muslim society will be mainly concerned with islam, but will need to be very careful as that can get you killed.

    Atheists in a mainly hindu society will be concerned with hinduism and the charlatans and faith healers that abound there.

    Atheists in a mainly Jewish society (i.e. Israel) will be concerned both with islam and with ultra-orthodox jews.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 11:32 am
    LordJim -- do the people in the cases in which you cite NEVER use the internet or discuss things in public?

    Weird, that.
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    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 11:41 am
    "All these religions, beliefs, and followings, and yet the only people atheists have issue with are those within the "Christian" circle."


    I take it you missed the post yesterday where the atheists and the muslims were yelling back and forth at each other.

    This country is mainly christian and a large amount of christians have no problem trying to impose their views through gov`t that should be neutral on religion so it makes sense the atheists focus on christians. If Christianity had the same influence on society as a whole that Scientology has (very little) atheists would hardly give it notice.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6651 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 11:44 am
    elkingo

    Of course they use the internet. A lot. Try googling `Indian atheists`. There are many sites for former muslims, but they tend to be more support groups.
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
    1558 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 11:57 am
    And yet they are all WRONG !!!
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    skine Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    Not really sure why "secular" in included in with "non-religious."

    A religious person may easily be secular.
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    defendors87 Male 18-29
    570 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    This was made in 2008? A lot can change in 4 years...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    Interesting...
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    And still I`ll keep saying to us little ants. It is only a matter of time.
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    bassman56 Male 50-59
    183 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    Hey skine!
    sec·u·lar
    adjective
    1. of or pertaining to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal: secular interests.
    2.not pertaining to or connected with religion ( opposed to sacred): secular music.
    3.(of education, a school, etc.) concerned with nonreligious subjects.
    4.(of members of the clergy) not belonging to a religious order; not bound by monastic vows ( opposed to regular).
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    Huh... less than 15 million Jews... thought there`d be more. Seems like there`s more...

    OK time for some fun. How about a Holy War! Jews vs. Jehovah`s Witnesses.

    My money is on the Jehovah`s Witnesses`. I know, I know, they`re outnumbered by 100k, BUT... they all ride bicycles! So they are fit! Jews on the other hand... not known for their athleticism...
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    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm
    "My money is on the Jehovah`s Witnesses`. I know, I know, they`re outnumbered by 100k"


    I will take the Jews, it`s not the numbers, the jews have a good home base with pleny of fire power.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    "I will take the Jews, it`s not the numbers, the jews have a good home base with pleny of fire power."

    Well, I kinda had a big old fist fight in my mind... but yeah, I wouldn`t want to f**k with Israel.
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    defendors87 Male 18-29
    570 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    for the year of 2011 Mormon membership was at 14,441,346. just sayin`....
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    Chuck28127 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 11:52 pm
    @defendors87
    So what you`re saying is that Mormon`s can have babies? This info-graph is from 2006-2008, not 2011. Just sayin`...
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    Mormons breed like rabbits. Just sayin`...
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 12:42 am
    Yay, Christians are winning!

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