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UtherPenguin
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9/4/2015 9:10:29 PM
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So the YouTube channel TestTube made a few videos relating to the topic.

The general trend of the video (and other sources) seems to be leaning towards the following:

1. Catholicism on a slow decline.

2. Islam on a large increase

3. Atheism and Irreligion on a similar increase.

4. Hinduism on a stagnant level.

5. Buddhism on a gradual increase.
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9/4/2015 9:15:07 PM
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Lol, there's more than one denomination to Christianity than Catholicism.
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9/4/2015 9:15:14 PM
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*Correction* The first video actually said that on an international scale Irreligion is on a slow decline. It's only on the western scale that irreligion is on a large increase.
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9/4/2015 9:15:58 PM
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At 9/4/2015 9:15:07 PM, Emilrose wrote:
Lol, there's more than one denomination to Christianity than Catholicism.

Catholicism is the largest denomination, way too many sects for me to count so I just stuck with Catholicism.
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9/4/2015 9:28:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/4/2015 9:15:58 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 9/4/2015 9:15:07 PM, Emilrose wrote:
Lol, there's more than one denomination to Christianity than Catholicism.

Catholicism is the largest denomination, way too many sects for me to count so I just stuck with Catholicism.

What I'd be interested to see is the rise/fall of fundamentalism across the Abrahamic religions.
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9/4/2015 9:36:34 PM
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At 9/4/2015 9:10:29 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
So the YouTube channel TestTube made a few videos relating to the topic.
The general trend of the video (and other sources) seems to be leaning towards the following:

Yes, but intergenerational religious trends are different from geopolitical events with religious consequences.

The decline and collapse of Anglicanism in the UK and the abandonment of faith in Scandanavia are intergenerational religious trends. Likewise, the growth of charismatic Christianity at the expense of more traditional forms, is an intergenerational trend.

However, the Christianisation of South America; the adoption of atheism in the former USSR; the USSR's subsequent collapse and the resurgence of Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy in Eastern Europe as a countercultural people's movement are geopolitical events with religious consequences that can mask or appear to reverse key intergenerational trends.

The difference is that trends extrapolate, while geopolitical events tend to be one-offs that redistribute power and catalyse shifts. Good analysis won't conflate one-off events with long-term trends, but a lot of analysis is driven by agenda, and may not be terribly good.
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9/4/2015 9:44:49 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/4/2015 9:10:29 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
So the YouTube channel TestTube made a few videos relating to the topic.

The general trend of the video (and other sources) seems to be leaning towards the following:

1. Catholicism on a slow decline.

2. Islam on a large increase

3. Atheism and Irreligion on a similar increase.

4. Hinduism on a stagnant level.

5. Buddhism on a gradual increase.





Other,stats,suggest otherwise:

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk...
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9/4/2015 9:46:25 PM
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At 9/4/2015 9:10:29 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
So the YouTube channel TestTube made a few videos relating to the topic.

The general trend of the video (and other sources) seems to be leaning towards the following:

1. Catholicism on a slow decline.

2. Islam on a large increase

3. Atheism and Irreligion on a similar increase.

4. Hinduism on a stagnant level.

5. Buddhism on a gradual increase.





Also, it said atheism is on the decline
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9/4/2015 10:23:00 PM
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At 9/4/2015 9:46:25 PM, dsjpk5 wrote:
At 9/4/2015 9:10:29 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
So the YouTube channel TestTube made a few videos relating to the topic.

The general trend of the video (and other sources) seems to be leaning towards the following:

1. Catholicism on a slow decline.

2. Islam on a large increase

3. Atheism and Irreligion on a similar increase.

4. Hinduism on a stagnant level.

5. Buddhism on a gradual increase.





Also, it said atheism is on the decline

I made that correction after my OP
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