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    Re: Christianity Thread: Theology and Philosophy

    Post  Austin on Tue May 24, 2016 2:37 pm

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    Post  Austin on Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:13 am

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    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:16 pm

    I'm curious about Christianity in Russia, how many persons are Christians?

    Russia
    The current population of the Russian Federation is 143,440,205 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
    Russia population is equivalent to 1.95% of the total world population.
    Russia ranks number 9 in the list of countries by population.
    The population density in Russia is 9 per Km2 (23 people per mi2).
    The total land area is 16,299,981 Km2 (6,293,455 sq. miles)
    73.3 % of the population is urban (105,022,052 people in 2016)
    The median age in Russia is 38.9 years.

    versus population in USA, where Christians are beginning to feel like they are coming under attack by the government

    The current population of the United States of America is 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
    the United States population is equivalent to 4.38% of the total world population.
    the U.S.A. ranks number 3 in the list of countries by population.
    The population density in the United States is 35 per Km2 (92 people per mi2).
    The total land area is 9,155,898 Km2 (3,535,111 sq. miles)
    82.5 % of the population is urban (268,012,791 people in 2016)
    The median age in the United States is 38.1 years.

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    Re: Christianity Thread: Theology and Philosophy

    Post  sepheronx on Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:33 pm

    That population number makes no sense. Russia was 144M not too long ago and not only did they get Crimea back, but there has been a + growth in population and massive migration (roughly 1M since 2014) and over a million illegals for CIS countries and another 1M temp foreign workers. Real population is around 147M+.

    Anyway, Christianity is roughly over 80% of Russia's religious population which is apparently around 50% of the population (up from around 40% years back) and Islam is second with about 17 or so %.



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    Re: Christianity Thread: Theology and Philosophy

    Post  jhelb on Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:02 pm

    Cowboy's daughter wrote:
    versus population in USA, where Christians are beginning to feel like they are coming under attack by the government

    Christians are quite safe in Russia. The best part is you can be Presbyterian, Catholic and still be safe despite the fact that Russia is overwhelmingly Orthodox Christian (including your's truly). This is not the case in several Christian majority European countries.

    I suspect Christians are under attack in US because of the influx of immigrants from Africa & Asia who practice other religions like Islam, Hindouism, Buudhism etc. Unlike Christianity these eastern religions are not known to tolerate people of other faith.

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    Re: Christianity Thread: Theology and Philosophy

    Post  Svyatoslavich on Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:53 pm

    jhelb wrote:
    I suspect Christians are under attack in US because of the influx of immigrants from Africa & Asia who practice other religions like Islam, Hindouism, Buudhism etc. Unlike Christianity these eastern religions are not known to tolerate people of other faith.
    No, the real problem is that the governments installed in most of the West (Latin America included) are part of the New World Order and extremely hostile to Christianity. The immigrants, Muslim mostly, are only the tool, and not the cause, and the destruction of Christianity includes many other fronts (promotion of homosexuality, pornography, drugs, abortion, divorce, ecology not as a pragmatic conservation of Earth but as an anti-humanistic ideology, etc). Even the current pope is now working for this, with the most recent papal exhortations "Amoris Laetitia" (justifying divorce) and "Laudato Si" (justifying ideologized ecology).

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    Post  jhelb on Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:36 pm

    Svyatoslavich wrote:No, the real problem is that the governments installed in most of the West (Latin America included) are part of the New World Order and extremely hostile to Christianity. The immigrants, Muslim mostly, are only the tool, and not the cause, and the destruction of Christianity includes many other fronts (promotion of homosexuality, pornography, drugs, abortion, divorce, ecology not as a pragmatic conservation of Earth but as an anti-humanistic ideology, etc). Even the current pope is now working for this, with the most recent papal exhortations "Amoris Laetitia" (justifying divorce) and "Laudato Si" (justifying ideologized ecology).

    This is a nice post in Russia Beyond The Headlines. It states that in Brazil, US sponsored Evangelical groups are taking over Brazil & from just 5 per cent of the population in 1970, evangelicals now account for 22 per cent of Brazil’s 200 million population. They are on course to become a majority by the middle of the century.

    https://in.rbth.com/blogs/stranger_than_fiction/2016/07/04/brics-should-prepare-for-braxit-a-brazilian-exit_608637

    This probably explains why Brazil wants to drop out of B.R.I.C.S

    Since you are from Argentina, I feel you will probably know better & can shed some light.

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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:43 pm

    jhelb wrote:
    Svyatoslavich wrote:No, the real problem is that the governments installed in most of the West (Latin America included) are part of the New World Order and extremely hostile to Christianity. The immigrants, Muslim mostly, are only the tool, and not the cause, and the destruction of Christianity includes many other fronts (promotion of homosexuality, pornography, drugs, abortion, divorce, ecology not as a pragmatic conservation of Earth but as an anti-humanistic ideology, etc). Even the current pope is now working for this, with the most recent papal exhortations "Amoris Laetitia" (justifying divorce) and "Laudato Si" (justifying ideologized ecology).

    This is a nice post in Russia Beyond The Headlines. It states that in Brazil, US sponsored Evangelical groups are taking over Brazil & from just 5 per cent of the population in 1970, evangelicals now account for 22 per cent of Brazil’s 200 million population. They are on course to become a majority by the middle of the century.

    https://in.rbth.com/blogs/stranger_than_fiction/2016/07/04/brics-should-prepare-for-braxit-a-brazilian-exit_608637

    This probably explains why Brazil wants to drop out of B.R.I.C.S

    Since you are from Argentina, I feel you will probably know better & can shed some light.
    In fact I am Brazilian, though I've been living in Buenos Aires for 11 years. Yes, every time I go to Brazil I see more Evangelical temples, the same is happening in Argentina and all over Latin America but at a slower pace. I think the Evangelicals are already the most numerous religious group in Brazil, most people are baptized as Catholic but seldom go to a church except for an eventual baptism, marriage or funeral of a close relative or friend, while those who are Evangelical usually attend masses, follow moral teachings, read the Bible, etc. Truth is that the biggest obstacle to legalizing abortion or homosexual marriage in Brazil comes from Evangelical groups within the Congress, while even the National Confederation of Bishops (Catholics) in Brazil has been completely silent for decades already. I don't know if this growth is sponsored by the US as an official policy, probably it is, as US-style Evangelism is the most commom form.

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    Re: Christianity Thread: Theology and Philosophy

    Post  jhelb on Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:19 am

    Svyatoslavich wrote:In fact I am Brazilian, though I've been living in Buenos Aires for 11 years. Yes, every time I go to Brazil I see more Evangelical temples, the same is happening in Argentina and all over Latin America but at a slower pace. I think the Evangelicals are already the most numerous religious group in Brazil, most people are baptized as Catholic but seldom go to a church except for an eventual baptism, marriage or funeral of a close relative or friend, while those who are Evangelical usually attend masses, follow moral teachings, read the Bible, etc. Truth is that the biggest obstacle to legalizing abortion or homosexual marriage in Brazil comes from Evangelical groups within the Congress, while even the National Confederation of Bishops (Catholics) in Brazil has been completely silent for decades already. I don't know if this growth is sponsored by the US as an official policy, probably it is, as US-style Evangelism is the most commom form.

    Great explanation. Fact is 70% of Americans believe that the whole world needs to be Evangelized. The U.S govt on the other hand believes in evangelizing people in every country so that they can use these individuals to influence every aspect of the local Government.

    This is what is unfortunately happening in Brazil. Maybe local people do not realize it yet.

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    Re: Christianity Thread: Theology and Philosophy

    Post  Walther von Oldenburg on Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:40 am

    Evangelical Christianity keeps it's energy and drive in sharp contrast to Catholicism which has long since lost balls If I had to choose between Europe being overran by Muslimms/Jews or whatever Abrahamic BS or Evangelical Christianity, I would choose Evangelicals... you could ask me 1000 times and my answer would not change.

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    Re: Christianity Thread: Theology and Philosophy

    Post  jhelb on Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:01 pm

    Walther von Oldenburg wrote:Evangelical Christianity keeps it's energy and drive in sharp contrast to Catholicism which has long since lost balls If I had to choose between Europe being overran by Muslimms/Jews or whatever Abrahamic BS or Evangelical Christianity, I would choose Evangelicals... you could ask me 1000 times and my answer would not change.

    Maybe because I am an Orthodox Christian which is why I think Orthodox Christianity is the best but how is Evangelical Christianity not Abrahamic BS?

    Several countries in Europe are predominantly Protestant like UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark etc. I hardly see any progress in those countries.

    Jews & Muslims if at all they run over Europe it will be because of Evangelicals not Catholics.

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    Post  Austin on Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:31 pm

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