World religions and cultural Christianity
Greece-Corfu (photo from trekearth.com)
I asked for permission to use these statistics a few years ago and was told I could as long as I cite the sources. This is something a few bloggers need to learn to attempt to follow as much as possible...but I have no one I associate with in mind.
I post this information as I find it useful to consider from time to time. I am planning on providing comments in the comments section.
Adherents.com: World Religions
'(Sizes shown are approximate estimates, and are here mainly for the purpose of ordering the groups, not providing a definitive number. This list is sociological/statistical in perspective.)
A major source for these estimates is the detailed country-by-country analysis done by David B. Barrett's religious statistics organization, whose data are published in the Encyclopedia Britannica (including annual updates and yearbooks) and also in the World Christian Encyclopedia (the latest edition of which - published in 2001 - has been consulted). Hundreds of additional sources providing more thorough and detailed research about individual religious groups have also been consulted.'
Major Religions of the World
Ranked by Number of Adherents
1.Christianity: 2.1 billion
2.Islam: 1.5 billion
3.Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist: 1.1 billion
4.Hinduism: 900 million
5.Chinese traditional religion: 394 million
6.Buddhism: 376 million
7.primal-indigenous: 300 million
8.African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million
9.Sikhism: 23 million
10.Juche: 19 million
11.Spiritism: 15 million
12.Judaism: 14 million
13.Baha'i: 7 million
14.Jainism: 4.2 million
15.Shinto: 4 million
16.Cao Dai: 4 million
17.Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million
18.Tenrikyo: 2 million
19.Neo-Paganism: 1 million
20.Unitarian-Universalism: 800 thousand
21.Rastafarianism: 600 thousand
22.Scientology: 500 thousand
Adherents.com: Branches of 'cultural Christianity'
Orthodox/Eastern Christian 240,000,000
African indigenous sects (AICs) 110,000,000
Jehovah's Witnesses 14,800,000
Latter Day Saints 12,500,000
Apostolic/New Apostolic 10,000,000
Stone-Campbell ("Restoration Movement") 5,400,000
New Thought (Unity, Christian Science, etc.) 1,500,000
Brethren (incl. Plymouth) 1,500,000
Friends (Quakers) 300,000
'This page copyright © 2005 by Adherents.com. Webpage created February 1999. Last updated 28 October 2005.'
From when I was a toddler:
If I ever start looking like that guy I will get hair plugs, or I will go bald! That act always bugged me.
Perhaps if he had his head Shake n' Baked some hair would regrow?
Blackberry photos. These ones are from the village I live in.
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