The Wide World Of Religion [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in

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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Male 646
Yay, Christians are winning!
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Male 2,436
Mormons breed like rabbits. Just sayin`...
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Male 11
@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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Male 570
for the year of 2011 Mormon membership was at 14,441,346. just sayin`....
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Male 2,436
"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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Male 438
"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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Male 2,436
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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Male 183
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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Male 1,048
And still I`ll keep saying to us little ants. It is only a matter of time.
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Male 41,079
Interesting...
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Male 570
This was made in 2008? A lot can change in 4 years...
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Male 719
Not really sure why "secular" in included in with "non-religious."

A religious person may easily be secular.
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Male 1,558
And yet they are all WRONG !!!
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Male 7,123
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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Male 438
"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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Male 5,620
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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Male 7,123
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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Male 1,440
This graph is clearly bias, It doesn`t even include Pastafarian.






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Male 259
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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Male 7,123
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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Male 5,620
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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Female 77
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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Male 438
"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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Male 86
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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Male 1,249
IMHO soon science and religion will reveal them self`s to be the same thing. Check out Universal field theory
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Male 606
@beternal

So are you A-unicorn-ist? No. Are you A-Pixie-ist? No. Atheism is not a belief.
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Male 1,268
"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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Male 2,586
@Neoptolemos

Atheism is classed as a religion because it is a BELIEF that there is nothing there.
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Male 1,268
"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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Male 1,497
That makes me sad. Only that many athiests.
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Male 625
@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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Female 6,381
The astonishing ability of mankind to delude itself into believing in what it wants to be there...
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Male 2
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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Female 27
Why is Yoruba separated from the indigenous religions?
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Male 586
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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Male 362
holy poop, Greenland is enormous!
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Male 21,000
Link: The Wide World Of Religion [Pic] [Rate Link] - 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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