WanderingProtagonist wrote: ↑
March 14th, 2023, 8:38 pm
Too many articles and videos on youtube suggest that Islam is kicking Christianity's ass. Basically these articles all imply that Islam is the fastest growing religion on earth. But I can't decide if any of that is really true or false. Not sure why anyone wants to convert to Islam anyway, what a gay ass religion. And yes china does support communism. Why do you think the U.S. is so desperately trying to adopt that shit now?
The fastest growing 'religion' is atheism, especially in Western countries.
Islam is claiming to be the fastest growing religion on earth, but it is denying members to resign. One time a Muslim you will always be counted as a Muslim until your death. If you want to leave Islam you might be threatened with assassination in several countries, like Pakistan, Afghanistan...
Another factor is the birth rate, Muslims have more children than Christians, for example in Nigeria. Other factors are missing birth control, no abortion in those countries.
The Catholic Church is different, you can resign officially, and your name is removed from the Church registry. You might get some nasty remarks for doing this, but that's all. You have to bring your baptism certificate and it will be stamped with a short text that you are not a member of the Catholic Church anymore. Finished.
Why somebody wants to convert to Islam, I have no idea - some Western men are doing this for paying off Muslim parents in exchange of marriage of their daughter it seems - I would never do this and cannot recommend it for other men either. Some poor Hindu women are doing this to marry wealthy Muslim men in Asia, in India for example. In Malaysia you have no choice - you are Muslim automatically if you are born as a person of Malay ethnicity and you can never resign.
All what a person who does not want to be a Muslim anymore can do in many countries is to disregard everything what Islam is telling him or her to do, like prayers, eating habits, willing to socialize with people of other faith etc. - But still is counted as a Muslim....But how many people are they who are forced to be Muslims but want to give up their religion?
In general, it's difficult to count and compare religions and how many followers they have worldwide.
In Japan there is no official count, religion is strictly private. However Buddhist organizations can prove that more than 80 % of all Japanese own within a Buddhist temple a family grave. Shinto followers (both religions to not exclude each other and can be practiced by the same person) celebrate birth of children and marriage in Shinto Shrines....
There are also many cults in Asia, like El Shaddai in Philippines, or the Moonies Unification Church in South Korea with millions of followers.