Major World Religions...

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Major World Religions...

Unread postby razbojnik » July 16th, 2008, 7:13 pm

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_religious_groups

Christianity - 1.9-2.2 billion
Islam - 1.1-1.8 billion
Hinduism - 781 million
Bhuddism - 324 million
Sikhism - 19-25 million
Judaism - 14 million
Bahá'í Faith - 6.1 million
Confucianism - 5.3 million
Jainism - 4.9 million
Shinto - 2.8 million
Tribal religions (Shamanism, Animism): roughly 300 million
African traditional and diasporic (including Vodou): roughly 100 million
Chinese traditional (including Taoism and Confucianism): 394 million
Juche (North Korean state ideology): 19 million
Cao Dai: 4 million
Tenrikyo: 2 million
Neopaganism: 1 million
Unitarian-Universalism: 800,000
Rastafarianism: 600,000

>Christianity into Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Oriental Orthodoxy, Protestant, Baptist and Nestorianism (see Christian denominations)
>Islam into Sunni, Shi'a, Sufism, and Kharijites (see divisions of Islam)
>Hinduism into Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Shaktism, Smartism, and others (see Hindu denominations)
>Buddhism into Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana (see Schools of Buddhism)
>Judaism into Hasidic, Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform (see Jewish denominations)

Religions of the world, mapped by distribution, with no sects.

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Major religions by percentage of world population as of 2007, according to the CIA World Factbook[1]. Major Religion percentages - Christians: 33.32%, Muslims: 21.01%, Hindus: 13.26%, Buddhists: 5.84%...

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Major religious groups as a percentage of the world population in 2005 (Encyclopaedia Britannica). In summary, religious adherence of the world's population is as follows: "Abrahamic": 53.5%, "Indian": 19.7%, irreligious: 14.3%, "Far Eastern": 6.5%, tribal religions: 4.0%, new religious movements: 2.0%.

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Predominant religions of the world, mapped by state.

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Map showing the prevalence of "Abrahamic" (purple), and "Indian" (yellow) religions in each country.

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Map showing the relative proportion of Christianity (red) and Islam (green) in each country.

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CLASSIFICATIONS:

Number of followers - How many people follow that religion.
Date of origin - When the religion was started.
Location - Where the major population centers are for the religion.

>>>Abrahamic religions<<<

Number of followers - 3.4 billion

--- Christianity ---

>Number of followers - 2.1 billion
>Date of origin - 1st c.
>Location - Worldwide except Northwest Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and parts of Central, East, and Southeast Asia.

--- Islam ---

>Number of followers - 1.5 billion
>Date of origin - 7th c.
>Location - Middle East, Northern Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, Western Africa, Indian subcontinent, Malay Archipelago with large population centers existing in Eastern Africa, Balkan Peninsula, Russia, Europe and China.

--- Judaism ---

>Number of followers - 14 million
>Date of origin - 1300 BCE
>Location - Israel and among Jewish diaspora (live mostly in USA and Europe)

--- Bahá'í Faith---

>Number of followers - 5 million
>Date of origin - 19th c.
>Location - Dispersed worldwide with no major population centers

>>>Indian religions<<<

Number of followers - 1.4 billion

--- Hinduism ---
>Number of followers - 900 million
>Date of origin - Neotholic age (5500-2600 BCE)
>Location - Indian subcontinent, Fiji, Guyana and Mauritius

--- Buddhism ---

>Number of follower - 376 million
>Date of origin - Iron Age (1200–300 BCE)
>Location - Indian subcontinent, East Asia, Indochina, regions of Russia.

--- Sikhism ---

>Number of followers - 25.8 million
>Date of origin - 15th c.
>Location - India, Pakistan, Africa, Canada, USA, United Kingdom

--- Jainism ---

>Number of followers - 4.2 million
>Date of origin - Iron Age (1200–300 BCE)
>Location - India, and East Africa

>>>Far Eastern religions<<<

Number of followers - 500 million

--- Taoism ---

>Number of followers - unknown, estimates vary, 20-30 million estimated in mainland China
>Date of origin - Spring and Autumn Period (722 BC-481 BC)
>Location - China and the Chinese diaspora

--- Confucianism ---

>Number of followers - unknown
>Date of origin - Spring and Autumn Period (722 BC-481 BC)
>Location - China, Korea, Vietnam and the Chinese and Vietnamese diasporas

--- Shinto ---

>Number of followers - 4 million
>Date of origin - no founder
>Location - Japan

--- Caodaism ---

>Number of followers - 1-2 million
>Date of origin - 1925
>Location - Vietnam

--- Chondogyo ---

>Number of followers - 1.13 million
>Date of origin - 1812
>Location - Korea

--- Yiguandao ---

>Number of followers - 1-2 million
>Date of origin - c. 1900
>Location - Taiwan

--- Chinese folk religion ---

>Number of followers - 394 million
>Date of origin - no founder, a combination of Taoism, Confucianism and Bhuddism
>Location - China

>>>Ethnic/tribal<<<

Number of followers - 400 million

--- Primal indigenous ---

>Number of followers - 300 million
>Date of origin - no founder
>Location - India, Asia

--- African traditional and diasporic ---

>Number of followers - 100 million
>Date of origin - no known founder
>Location - Africa, Americas

>>>Other<<<

***each over 500 thousand***

--- Juche ---

>Number of followers - 19 million
>Date of origin -
>Location - North Korea

>Spiritism - 15 million
>Neopaganism - 1 million
>Unitarian-Universalism - 800,000
>Rastafarianism - 600,000
>Scientology - 500,000

Largest religions or belief systems by number of adherents...

1. Christianity: 2.1 billion, with major branches as follows:

>Roman Catholic Church: 1.05 billion
>Eastern Orthodox Church: 240 million
>African Initiated Church: 110 million
>Pentecostalism: 105 million
>Reformed/Presbyterian/Congregational/United: 75 million
>Anglicanism/Episcopal Church: 73 million
>Baptist: 70 million
>Methodism: 70 million
>Lutheran: 64 million
>Jehovah's Witnesses: 14.8 million
>Latter-day Saints: 12.5 million
>Seventh-day Adventist Church: 12 million
>Apostolic/New Apostolic: 10 million
>Restoration Movement: 5.4 million
>New Thought (Unity, Christian Science, etc.): 1.5 million
>Brethren (incl. Plymouth): 1.5 million
>Mennonite: 1.25 million
>Friends/Quakers: 300,000

2. Islam: 1.5 billion, with major branches as follows:

>Sunni: 940 million
>Shia: 120 million
>Ahmadi: 10 million
>Druze: 450,000

3. Secular/irreligious/agnostic/atheist/antitheistic/antireligious: 1.1 billion

Category includes a wide range of beliefs, without specifically adhering to a religion or sometimes specifically against dogmatic religions. The category includes humanism, deism, pantheism, rationalism, freethought, agnosticism and atheism. Broadly labeled humanism, this group of non religious people are third largest in the world.

4. Hinduism: 900 million, with major branches as follows:

>Vaishnavism: 580 million
>Shaivism: 220 million
>Neo-Hindus and Reform Hindus: 22 million
>Veerashaivas/Lingayats: 10 million

5. Chinese folk religion: 394 million - Not a single organized religion, includes elements of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism and traditional nonscriptural religious observance (also called "Chinese traditional religion").

6. Buddhism: 376 million, with major branches as follows:

>Mahayana: 185 million
>Theravada: 124 million
>Vajrayana/Tibetan: 20 million

7. Primal indigenous (tribal religions): 300 million
Not a single organized religion, includes a wide range of traditional or tribal religions, including animism, shamanism and paganism. Since African traditional and diasporic religions are counted separately in this list, most of the people counted in this group are in Asia.

8. African traditional and diasporic: 100 million - Not a single organized religion, this includes several traditional African beliefs and philosophies such as those of the Yoruba, Ewe (Vodou) and the Bakongo. These three religious traditions (especially that of the Yoruba) have been very influential to the diasporic beliefs of the Americas such as Condomble, Santeria and Voodoo. The religious capital of the Yoruba religion is at Ile Ife.

9. Sikhism: 23 million

10. Juche (North Korean Communism) 19 million

11. Spiritism: 15 million - Not a single organized religion, includes a variety of beliefs including some forms of Umbanda.

12. Judaism: 14 million, with major branches as follows:

>Conservative: 4.5 million
>Unaffiliated and Secular: 4.5 million
>Reform: 3.75 million
>Orthodox: 2 million
>Reconstructionist: 150,000

13. Bahá'í Faith: 7 million

14. Jainism: 4.2 million, with two significant branches:
>Svetambara (White clad): 95%
>Digambar (Sky clad): 5%

15. Shinto: 4 million - This number states the number of actual self-identifying practising primary followers of Shinto. If everyone were included who is considered Shinto by some people due to ethnic or historical categorizations, the number would be considerably higher — as high as 100 million (according to the adherents.com source used for the statistics in this section).

16. Cao Dai: 4 million

17. Zoroastrianism: between 150,000-250,000, substantiated by the following lists at adherents.com: 12, but elsewhere accidentally inserting one zero too many. The breakdown by major communities is as follows:

>In India (the Parsis): est. 65,000 (2001 India Census: 69,601); Estimate of Zoroastrians of Indian origin: 100,000-110,000.
>In Iran: est. 20,000 (1974 Iran Census: 21,400)

18. Tenrikyo: 2 million

19. Neopaganism: 1 million - A blanket term for several religions like Wicca, Asatru, Neo-druidism, and polytheistic reconstructionist religions

20. Unitarian Universalism: 800,000

21. Rastafari: 600,000

22. Scientology: 500,000

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Re: Major World Religions...

Unread postby Sentenza » July 19th, 2008, 4:35 pm

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This map isnt really accurate cause you got millions of animists in Africa and this map just shows them as Christian/Muslim.

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Unread postby Vincetheprince » July 20th, 2008, 10:32 pm

sick, but as of now islam is 23%, btw I'm a sunni muslim, and for all the ignorant dumb assssssssss people there over 1.5 billion muslims and no more than 10,000 are terrorists

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Unread postby razbojnik » July 21st, 2008, 8:04 am

Vincetheprince wrote:sick, but as of now islam is 23%, btw I'm a sunni muslim, and for all the ignorant dumb assssssssss people there over 1.5 billion muslims and no more than 10,000 are terrorists


Yes muslims are very peaceful people!

To be honest the Americans are pretty pathetic bombing the freedom fighters in Iraq when they are praying.

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Unread postby Sentenza » July 21st, 2008, 8:48 am

Vincetheprince wrote:sick, but as of now islam is 23%, btw I'm a sunni muslim, and for all the ignorant dumb assssssssss people there over 1.5 billion muslims and no more than 10,000 are terrorists


I would say its some more then that. The Mahdi Army of Muqtada al Sadr alone has that many members according to several estimates, but still compared to the number of Muslims worldwide the amount of Terrorists is vanishingly small, thats true.
Probably the same percentage of KKK Members/sympathisants you got among Protestants in the US.

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Unread postby Azure9920 » July 21st, 2008, 11:27 am

The number is low, but most definitely more than 10 thousand...But you also have to define what a terrorist is....Is it the ones suicide bombing/directly fighting the Americans in Iraq? Is it the ones who train these people and run the camps? Is it the students in Europe, etc that support them and donate money? It's a broad term....I seen one very biased estimate putting the amount of terrorists over there at over 100 000, but that's including all of those groups, even leftist students that merely oppose the fake state of Israel, and even then I think his numbers were off lol.

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Unread postby SatanicSlut » July 21st, 2008, 4:51 pm

Vincetheprince wrote:sick, but as of now islam is 23%, btw I'm a sunni muslim, and for all the ignorant dumb assssssssss people there over 1.5 billion muslims and no more than 10,000 are terrorists


Something in Islam is conducive to violent or aggressive behavior. Terrorism is just the extreme end of this trend.

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Unread postby Vincetheprince » July 21st, 2008, 10:15 pm

SLUT YOU'RE reatarded, Razbojnik and Azurre I agree, but less than 50,000, Islam is a peaceful religion, the terrorists are using Islam as an excuse(they will burn in hell) they're not real Muslims they give not only Muslims bad names they give Islam as a religion a bad name, and muslims around the world are mistreated for a group of retards who surely are not true muslims and will never see the lights of heaven

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Unread postby razbojnik » August 4th, 2008, 11:07 pm

Vincetheprince wrote:SLUT YOU'RE reatarded, Razbojnik and Azurre I agree, but less than 50,000, Islam is a peaceful religion, the terrorists are using Islam as an excuse(they will burn in hell) they're not real Muslims they give not only Muslims bad names they give Islam as a religion a bad name, and muslims around the world are mistreated for a group of retards who surely are not true muslims and will never see the lights of heaven


Jahowl! A violent religion does not have all of it's people pray every day NO MATTER WHAT.

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Unread postby Vincetheprince » August 6th, 2008, 11:15 pm

we have to pray 5 times a day

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Unread postby razbojnik » August 25th, 2008, 7:12 am

Vincetheprince wrote:we have to pray 5 times a day


There you go.

Someone sticky this please I wasted 5 hours making this post...

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Unread postby SpiritualKnight » September 13th, 2018, 2:41 am

interesting post - yet, you forgot about satanism/luciferianism, which would make up I would say around half of the nation here in america alone...


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