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Wed May 16, 2018, 08:30 PM

Why Muslims are the world's fastest-growing religious group

From the 2017 article:

In the next half century or so, Christianity’s long reign as the world’s largest religion may come to an end, according to a just-released report that builds on Pew Research Center’s original population growth projections for religious groups. Indeed, Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population between 2015 and 2060 and, in the second half of this century, will likely surpass Christians as the world’s largest religious group.


To read more:

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/06/why-muslims-are-the-worlds-fastest-growing-religious-group/

I am confused. I constantly read posts here describing how religion is in decline, but according to articles such as this, the growth of religious groups is expected to continue.

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guillaumeb May 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2018 #1
lapfog_1 May 2018 #2
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guillaumeb May 2018 #5
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yallerdawg May 2018 #4
guillaumeb May 2018 #6
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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:37 PM

1. In the United States and much of Europe, it is - at least Christianity is.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:41 PM

2. partly due to population growth in Muslim countries

established western countries tend to have fewer children as the cost per child increases dramatically in the past century plus a move from agriculture to industrial to service/tech economies place more emphasis on expensive education and longer "adolescence" (no longer considered an adult at 14 or 16... or even 18).

As Muslim countries such as Indonesia and Pakistan move to less rural / agriculture I expect their population growth to slow (not to mention a lack of resources to fuel population growth).

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:55 PM

3. Clearly, you are confused.

You have read posts here describing how religion is in decline in specific places. For example, religion is on a steep decline in the UK, where the majority of young people say they are not religious. You have to read all the words, Gil, and refrain from imagining ones that aren't there. Otherwise, you will continue to be confused.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #3)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:25 PM

5. I understand your motives.

And tactics.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #3)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:13 AM

8. It's sad he apparently isn't capable of understanding this. n/t

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:04 PM

4. The original Pew Report also mentions atheists don't breed.

This dearth of newborns among the unaffiliated helps explain why religious “nones” (including people who identity as atheist or agnostic, as well as those who have no particular religion) are projected to decline as a share of the world’s population in the coming decades.

Nihilism and existentialism took root in Europe after the horror of World War II - can you blame them for seeing no purpose in reproducing?

And now Germany and other European countries are accepting millions of Muslim refugee immigrants because they need them!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #4)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:27 PM

6. So on one side, we have a few here who believe that religion is in decline,

but the numbers do not support such an assertion. Perhaps this is belief perseverance in action?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:33 PM

7. We have one here who engages in strawman gibberish

Not sayin’ you, but you know, just sayin’.

Raw Data: Religion in America
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1218284063

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