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Q: Islam and Christianity Conversions ( No Answer,   6 Comments )
Subject: Islam and Christianity Conversions
Category: Relationships and Society > Religion
Asked by: aaz-ga
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Posted: 19 Dec 2005 21:45 PST
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Question ID: 607795
Which of the two largest religions (Islam or Christianity) is gaining
a higher number of conversions during the recent years? Pl provide

Clarification of Question by aaz-ga on 20 Dec 2005 18:18 PST
Thanks. Pl note my question is about CONVERSION (specific), not GROWTH
(more general). mosheebner-ga has made a comment on growth that is not
related to my question per se. The two religions may gain converts
from each other as well as from other sources eg, China where majority
have no formal religion.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Islam and Christianity Conversions
From: geof-ga on 20 Dec 2005 05:53 PST
As any statistics on this would almost certainly come from within
these two  religions themselves, which clearly have an interest in
optimising conversions TO them (and minimising the converse), they
would probably be unreliable.
Subject: Re: Islam and Christianity Conversions
From: mosheebner-ga on 20 Dec 2005 08:25 PST
indeed check out

in fact Islam is probably the fastest growing because they tend to
practice polygamy and not birth control.  Also conversion in islamic
countries to any other religion is usually punishable by death which
means that their may be converts but they're dead converts.

Of course the question also is what conversion means?  Islam allows
you to convert easily (all you have to do to be considered a convert
is to say you beliee in allah as god and mohammed as his prophet in
front of one witness) and you're considered a convert while in sects
of Christianity more is demanded.
and of course there's the observance factor.  Are you a
Christian/Muslim if you "convert" but then don't abide by that
religions beliefs?  Many people for social or security reasons among
others convert but their lifestyle or beliefs aren't in the least
affected and since religion=beliefs how would you count such
Subject: Re: Islam and Christianity Conversions
From: icecubes-ga on 21 Dec 2005 11:42 PST
It's hard to say.  I would agree with geof-ga.   But here is a similar
question which was asked here before.
Subject: Re: Islam and Christianity Conversions
From: imak-ga on 21 Dec 2005 22:24 PST
Jus read this article, Im sure it will give u a decent idea-
Subject: Re: Islam and Christianity Conversions
From: imak-ga on 21 Dec 2005 22:29 PST
Today, Islam is the second-largest religion on earth. According to
various sources, just over a fifth of the world's population is
Muslim. Only Christianity is larger, comprising 33 percent of the
population. But Islam is by far the fastest-growing religion on the
planet, with a growth rate estimated at 2.8%-2.9% per year.

Read the full article-
Subject: Re: Islam and Christianity Conversions
From: victorian-ga on 12 Oct 2006 16:23 PDT
I looked a lot for statistics to show the growth of Christianity Vs.
Islam and I find that link very useful  , please see it and see the
included tables .

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