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Fastest Growing

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Submitted by Amir (United States), Feb 19, 2006 at 17:52

"There has been more growth of the Christian faith, in the third world nations, with Africa having the largest growth, China has a large and growing Christian population. "

Many religions claim that their religion is the fastest growing. Ask a Mormon or a Scientologist. All these are baseless claims.

Islam is growing rapidly for simple provable reason that many Muslim countries have high birth-rate. This is a provable fact documented by many secular sources. Your claim is just as baseless fantasy like that of Scientologists and Mormons.

Here are some facts for you from a neutral site

http://www.adherents.com/adh_faq.html#fastest

"Some religions are the fastest growing on a percentage basis, some by raw numbers. Some are growing fast in some countries, but losing ground in others. Some are growing through increased numbers of congregations, but losing overall market share. Some groups are losing members, but growing by other measures. For instance, the Southern Baptist Convention had a net membership loss in 1998, but the percentage of the remaining membership who were attending church was up, indicating a smaller but more committed membership."

read the rest of the article there

"Even Russia has seen a number of Muslims become Orthodox Christians. These facts cannot be denied."

Just like many Christians converted to Islam in Russia and other countries. I can cite many examples too. Muslims claim Islam is growing in Russia. I can post many links on claims like that by Muslims -- would mean nothing.
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