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10-06-2014, 09:34 PM
Any stats? ever very-best guesses?

i've googled around as well as used other browsers [with other algorithms] and found nothing concrete. i am looking for at least a general idea of which religion or mode of thinking is gaining the fastest. given the leaps in scientific thought, i would assume that most societies would have given freedom-of-thought the lead. that would give the lead to atheists and agnostics.

in some {many??} societies, even the *hint* of Disbelief in god or gods can put one a some serious risk of life, limb, or employment.

URLs anybody?

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10-06-2014, 09:36 PM
RE: Any stats? ever very-best guesses?
(10-06-2014 09:34 PM)kline Wrote:  
i've googled around as well as used other browsers [with other algorithms] and found nothing concrete. i am looking for at least a general idea of which religion or mode of thinking is gaining the fastest. given the leaps in scientific thought, i would assume that most societies would have given freedom-of-thought the lead. that would give the lead to atheists and agnostics.

in some {many??} societies, even the *hint* of Disbelief in god or gods can put one a some serious risk of life, limb, or employment.

URLs anybody?


Not in the most advanced societies, (the Northern Europeans). They have their shit together.

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11-06-2014, 05:52 AM
RE: Any stats? ever very-best guesses?
(10-06-2014 09:34 PM)kline Wrote:  i am looking for at least a general idea of which religion or mode of thinking is gaining the fastest.

I thought it was Islam. I know that religious belief is shrinking in developed countries, but in aggregate, world-wide, it is growing. Now, it also depends on how you measure it. If you're talking rate as opposed to raw numbers, sometimes a relatively small religion will have a huge increase in rate.

Here's an overview. You can Google around for more detail if you like:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Growth_of_religion
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11-06-2014, 06:17 AM (This post was last modified: 11-06-2014 06:43 AM by sporehux.)
RE: Any stats? ever very-best guesses?
From the Australian census 2011

Hinduism on the rise. But "noneism" is the fastest.

The rise of the nones, pretty sure NewZealand is near the same trend.
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Source http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/...30Nov+2013
validity:
http://mobile.news.com.au/finance/austra...6211210544

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11-06-2014, 06:59 AM
RE: Any stats? ever very-best guesses?
(11-06-2014 06:17 AM)sporehux Wrote:  From the Australian census 2011

Hinduism on the rise. But "noneism" is the fastest.

The rise of the nones, pretty sure NewZealand is near the same trend.
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Source http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/...30Nov+2013
validity:
http://mobile.news.com.au/finance/austra...6211210544

People in New Zealand that put "no religion" at the last census is around the 40% mark IIRC. But when it's displayed by age that'll change in 25-50 years because "no religion" was very high in young people but very low in old people.


In the world it's probably Christianity because of China.

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11-06-2014, 07:17 AM
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(11-06-2014 06:59 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  People in New Zealand that put "no religion" at the last census is around the 40% mark IIRC. But when it's displayed by age that'll change in 25-50 years because "no religion" was very high in young people but very low in old people.


In the world it's probably Christianity because of China.

Old people, there's an App for that.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan's_Run_(film)


Rationally you'd think the recent murder in china might stop the Christian outbreak, but history would disagree with that.

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11-06-2014, 03:16 PM
RE: Any stats? ever very-best guesses?
apologies, folks: i didn't search well enough!

the reason for my wondering which religion or, in general, which system of beliefs (or "dontcares") has to do with what seems the on-going numbers of suicide bombers in western asia. or around there.

what i *forgot* was the steady increase of population among the islamic nations. [it gets more complex when you consider the variants of those belief systems.] {blah, blah, blah}

i guess it all boils down to a solid, well-rounded education. the more, the better. a few years ago i earned my masters in philosophy; this after getting my computer science degree. That paid the bills. but i was an athiest for <mumble> years before that. if i had admitted that to my classmates in HS or before i doubt i would have lived thru those years. --this parenthetical note: the reason i mentioned my philosophy degree is that i burned my brain so hard that i thought it was going to explode. nope:: one evening i felt this huge leap in ability. it was like going from an F- to an A+. i hung in; finished up.
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