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UndeniableReality
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7/16/2015 11:35:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/16/2015 11:06:55 AM, Geogeer wrote:
http://thechristians.com...

Rather interesting to watch. It would be interesting to show atheism in there as well...

It doesn't appear to be very accurate though. There's much more mixing in many parts of the world (e.g., Asia) than is apparent, and it doesn't take into account religious influence via trade routes and cultural exchange (e.g., the spice routes).
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7/16/2015 11:45:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/16/2015 11:35:45 AM, UndeniableReality wrote:
At 7/16/2015 11:06:55 AM, Geogeer wrote:
http://thechristians.com...

Rather interesting to watch. It would be interesting to show atheism in there as well...

It doesn't appear to be very accurate though. There's much more mixing in many parts of the world (e.g., Asia) than is apparent, and it doesn't take into account religious influence via trade routes and cultural exchange (e.g., the spice routes).

I was thinking much the same thing, I think they just went on a prevailing majority in the region as a whole. It is accurate in a general sense...
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7/16/2015 11:50:46 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/16/2015 11:45:37 AM, Geogeer wrote:
At 7/16/2015 11:35:45 AM, UndeniableReality wrote:
At 7/16/2015 11:06:55 AM, Geogeer wrote:
http://thechristians.com...

Rather interesting to watch. It would be interesting to show atheism in there as well...

It doesn't appear to be very accurate though. There's much more mixing in many parts of the world (e.g., Asia) than is apparent, and it doesn't take into account religious influence via trade routes and cultural exchange (e.g., the spice routes).

I was thinking much the same thing, I think they just went on a prevailing majority in the region as a whole. It is accurate in a general sense...

Yeah, it seems like that. I agree it is accurate up to a point in certain ways, but it doesn't give the full picture, and may give the wrong impression at some times. For example, there was significant communication between Asia and the MIddle East about Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism, during the formation of Christianity and before, suggesting the religions may have had some influence on one another, even if subtle.