Can a Christian accept that others can be just devoted to their own religion as he/she is to Christianity?
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Check out these demographics of the world that we live in folks:
According the “World Christian Encyclopedia: A comparative survey of churches and religions – AD 30 to 2200,” (David Barrett et al, editors) there are 19 major world religions which are subdivided into a total of 270 large religious groups, and many smaller ones.
Christians are 32% of the world’s population, and the numbers are dropping.
Islam accounts for 19% and is the fastest growing major religion in the world today.
Hindus account for 13%
Chinese folk religion: 6%
Tribal religions, shamanism, animism: 4%
Atheists: 2% (the source separates Athesists from “no religion”)
New religions: 2%
Sikhism, Judaism, Spiritism, Baha’i Faith, Confucianism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Shinto, Taoism, Wicca, and “Other”: each less that 1%
Those who have no religion accounts for 12%.
Source:Religious Tolerance.org http://www.religioustolerance.org/worldrel.htm
I’m not asking who is right and who is wrong.
And I don’t think that we even want to go there.
Why is it that when someone asks such a question that at least one person has to get all uptight and think that I am slamming Christianity? I’m not.
I am encouraging tolerance.
I’m not using the stats to prove any persons degree of devotion.
When did facts not qualify as “substance”?
I am not asking anyone to believe that anyone else’s faith is “true.” The “truth” of faith is just that – faith.
Marinefirstinfantry: someone had to go there. Was it a “Christian” way to burn those accused of heresy? I don’t think it was very Christlike, but it was done in His name.
PicassoInAction: yeah, but I didn’t have room to break that all down in my question, and I didn’t want to focus on Christianity. Thanks though.
My apologies for not citing my source:
and Religious Tolerance.org http://www.religioustolerance.org/worldr…
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