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If you keep repeating a lie often enough, it might pass for the truth

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Submitted by Richard Lion heart (United States), Mar 25, 2006 at 17:09

One major piece of propaganda that muslims use is the lie that Islam is the fastest growing religion. This lie has been repeated enough times for networks like abc and CNN to report as fact. However when one does some research, the truth reveals itself.

In Europe and America,muslims have are among the groups with the highest birthrates. These high numbers can mistakenly be taken as the proof of Islamic growth. it is not Islam that's the fastest growing religion, but Christianity.

In 1900, there were 10 million Christians in Africa, representing 10 percent of the population. Today there are 360 million Christians in Africa, representing just under half of the population. According to Penn State University distinguished professor Phillip Jenkins, author of a landmark book, The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity, the greatest movement of the past Century was not Communism or capitalism. "Do the math," he says, "and the winner is spirit-filled Christianity, known as Pentecostalism."

The growth of Christianity has taken place in the Southern Hemisphere and Asia, outside of the radar of most Western media. The new Christianity represents a return to the Bible-to a faith in a supernatural Jesus who saves from sin, heals diseases, and overcomes the power of evil.

While the American media is fixated on priestly sex abuse and homosexual marriages, the real story is on simple faith and supernatural power literally exploding around the world.

Two hundred sixty million Christians live in North America, but 480 million live in South America, 360 million live in Africa, and 313 million live in Asia. By 2025, an estimated 640 million Christians will live in Asia, 633 million in Africa, 460 million in Latin America--67 percent of the world's expected 2.6 billion Christians will come from what demographers call the "Global South."

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