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28-04-2014, 11:38 PM
Experts believe China will overtake the US as most Christian nation by 2025
"China has a long way to go to catch up with the U.S.'s Christian population. According to Pew Research, more than 78% of the U.S.'s population of nearly 318 million identifies as Christian.

The People's Republic of China, which is officially an atheist country, has a population of nearly 1.4 billion. As of 2010, just 5% of China's population, or roughly 67 million people were Chrisitian, according to Pew Research, making it the seventh largest Christian country.

Professor Yang, who wrote 'Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule', believes the number of Christians in China will rise to 160 million by 2025 and 247 million by 2030, just as America's Christian population appears to be waning."

Who would have expected China out of all places.

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29-04-2014, 12:12 AM
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Missionaries. Lots and lots of missionaries.

To a major church, I bet the thought of a country that size tithing looks like a juicy steak to a starving dog.

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29-04-2014, 12:16 AM
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(29-04-2014 12:12 AM)rampant.a.i. Wrote:  Missionaries. Lots and lots of missionaries.

To a major church, I bet the thought of a country that size tithing looks like a juicy steak to a starving dog.

Yeah I mean only 5% is 67 million, that's a lot of people for only 5% of the population. I can't begin to fathom the idea of most if not all of China being Christians.

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29-04-2014, 12:28 AM
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29-04-2014, 12:35 AM
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(29-04-2014 12:28 AM)sporehux Wrote:  crouching tiger. hidden evidence

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29-04-2014, 06:17 AM
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(28-04-2014 11:38 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  Professor Yang, who wrote 'Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule', believes the number of Christians in China will rise to 160 million by 2025 and 247 million by 2030, just as America's Christian population appears to be waning."

Here's the problem with his assertion: he's defining "most Christian nation" as the one with the highest number of Christians as opposed to the highest proportion of Christians (which is what most people tend to think when they hear that phrase).

Now, there isn't anything entirely wrong with that metric, but bear in mind that according to his methodology, China will simultaneously be the most Christian and the most atheist country. So, his words are technically true, and misleading as hell.

When a country has a population of 1.4 billion people, it tends to be the most anything country that you want to measure in terms of raw numbers.
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29-04-2014, 06:34 AM
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(29-04-2014 06:17 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:  
(28-04-2014 11:38 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  Professor Yang, who wrote 'Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule', believes the number of Christians in China will rise to 160 million by 2025 and 247 million by 2030, just as America's Christian population appears to be waning."

Here's the problem with his assertion: he's defining "most Christian nation" as the one with the highest number of Christians as opposed to the highest proportion of Christians (which is what most people tend to think when they hear that phrase).

Now, there isn't anything entirely wrong with that metric, but bear in mind that according to his methodology, China will simultaneously be the most Christian and the most atheist country. So, his words are technically true, and misleading as hell.

When a country has a population of 1.4 billion people, it tends to be the most anything country that you want to measure in terms of raw numbers.

Well when you put it that way..

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29-04-2014, 06:37 AM
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(28-04-2014 11:38 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  "China has a long way to go to catch up with the U.S.'s Christian population. According to Pew Research, more than 78% of the U.S.'s population of nearly 318 million identifies as Christian.

The People's Republic of China, which is officially an atheist country, has a population of nearly 1.4 billion. As of 2010, just 5% of China's population, or roughly 67 million people were Chrisitian, according to Pew Research, making it the seventh largest Christian country.

Professor Yang, who wrote 'Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule', believes the number of Christians in China will rise to 160 million by 2025 and 247 million by 2030, just as America's Christian population appears to be waning."

Who would have expected China out of all places.

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Those damn commies have just completely forgotten what it means to be a commie; everybody's equal, and (unofficially) everybody's an atheist.

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29-04-2014, 06:50 AM
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(29-04-2014 06:37 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(28-04-2014 11:38 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  "China has a long way to go to catch up with the U.S.'s Christian population. According to Pew Research, more than 78% of the U.S.'s population of nearly 318 million identifies as Christian.

The People's Republic of China, which is officially an atheist country, has a population of nearly 1.4 billion. As of 2010, just 5% of China's population, or roughly 67 million people were Chrisitian, according to Pew Research, making it the seventh largest Christian country.

Professor Yang, who wrote 'Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule', believes the number of Christians in China will rise to 160 million by 2025 and 247 million by 2030, just as America's Christian population appears to be waning."

Who would have expected China out of all places.

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Those damn commies have just completely forgotten what it means to be a commie; everybody's equal, and (unofficially) everybody's an atheist.

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29-04-2014, 07:14 AM
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One thing to keep in mind is that many of these people were crypto-religious during the bad old days, and also keep many traditional beliefs alongside their Christianity.

My personal anecdata is that young Chinese people don't give a shit about religion. But, that sample is anything but representative.

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