Religion What Will Be the World’s Next Top Religion?
posted by October 16 at 9:54 AMon
Pews might be empty in some urban parts of America, but the world is witnessing a huge explosion of Christianity, says [Dipshit] D’Souza who notes Christianity as the fastest-growing religion in the world and that the number of unbelievers is actually shrinking. In America, about half of the population goes to church and an overwhelming majority believes in God. But there are also “powerful currents of secularism” in this country that counter that, the author acknowledged.
Mormonism is one of the fastest-growing religions in the world, with more than 13 million members, more than a third of those in Latin America, according to church figures…. The global surge of Mormonism has been hotly debated, with one scholar, Rodney Stark, claiming it is the fastest-growing religion in the world, rivaling Islam.
The “Muslim terrorists” that Horowitz is pointing at are an incredibly minute minority in the Muslim community worldwide. Let me add that there are approximately 1.61 billion Muslims worldwide, and that Islam is the fastest-growing religion.
They all can’t be the world’s fastest-growing religion. It seems to me that this is a job for reality teevee producers: What Will Be the World’s Next Top Religion? Devout contestants representing all the major world religions will be left on a deserted island with a large group of religious people, agnostics, and atheists. The religion that wins the most converts in, say, six months’ time wins the coveted “World’s Fastest-Growing Religion” title. No forced conversions allowed—no point of the sword stuff, Islam! And no conversions of children—no baptizing babies, Catholics, and no manipulative “teen nights,” Evangelical Christians! Points will awarded on a sliding scale: wishy-washy agnostics are worth 25 points; religious people—a.k.a. folks that already fell for it—are worth 50 points; honest-to-God atheists are worth 100 points.
And may the world’s best religion win!