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The oldest and all other religions!

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Bozena

Hello,

Here are more lists about oldest and youngest religions. Also, how many people practice certain religion.

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A) The list of the oldest religions

1. Hinduism - 4000 to 2500 BCE*

2. Judaism - 2000 BCE

3.Zoroastrianism - 1000 BCE

4. Buddhism - 560 to 490 BCE

5. Shinto - 500+ BCE

6. Confucianism - 500 BCE

7. Jainism - 420 BCE

8. Taoism - 440 CE

9. Christianity - 30+ CE

10.Islam - 622 CE

11. Sikhism - 1500 CE

12. Bahá'í - 1863 CE

B) On Religions: Oldest to Youngest, Shamanism to Baha'i

1. 30,000 years: Shamanism

2. 6,000 years: Fertility Cults, e.g. Ninna in Mesopotamia

3. 3,900 years: Canaanite religion/Judaism

4. 3,800 years: Zoroastrianism

5. 3,350 years: Vedic pantheon/Hinduism

6. 2,950 years: Kami worship/Shinto

7. 2,550 years: Taoism

8. 2,525 years: Jainism

9. 2,500 years: Confucianism

10. 2,475 years: Buddhism (C

Runners up:

11. 2,000 years: Christianity

12. 1,400 years: Islam

13. 500 years: Sikhism

14. 150 years: Baha’i

15. 50 years: Discordianism

C) Top ten religions by number of adherents:

1. Christianity - around 2,107,000,000, with 1,106,000,000 of those in the Roman Catholic sect, 370,000,000 Protestant, 218,000,000 Eastern Orthodox.

2. Islam - around 1,283,000,000 followers, 1,065,000,000 of whom are Sunni and 205,000,000 are Shi'ite.

3. Hinduism - around 851,000,000 adherents.

4. Chinese universism (folk religion) - about 402,000,000 followers.

5. Buddhism - about 375,000,000 followers, with 142,000,000 being of the Theravada sect, 210,000,000 in Mahayana, and 22,000,000 in Tantrayama (which is also called Lamaism).

6. Tribal religions or ethnoreligions - about 253,000,000 people.

7. Sikhism - around 25,000,000 adherents.

8. Juche - about 19,000,000 followers.

9. Judaism - about 15,000,000 followers.

10. Spiritism - around 15,000,000 adherents. (that is something new!)

D) Major Religions of the World

1. Christianity: 2.1 billion

2. Islam: 1.5 billion

3. Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist: 1.1 billion

4. Hinduism: 900 million

5. Chinese traditional religion: 394 million

6. Buddhism: 376 million

7. Primal-indigenous: 300 million

8. African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million

9. Sikhism: 23 million

10. Juche: 19 million

11. Spiritism: 15 million

12. Judaism: 14 million

13. Baha'i: 7 million

14. Jainism: 4.2 million

15. Shinto: 4 million

16. Cao Dai: 4 million

17. Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million

18. Tenrikyo: 2 million

19. Neo-Paganism: 1 million

20. Unitarian-Universalism: 800 thousand

21. Rastafarianism: 600 thousand

22. Scientology: 500 thousand

E) The Classical World Religions List: There are twelve classical world religions.:

1. Baha'i

2. Buddhism

3. Christianity

4. Confucianism

5. Hinduism

6. Islam

7. Jainism

8. Judaism

9. Shinto

10. Sikhism

11.Taoism

12.Zoroastrianism

F) The "World's Major Religions" list published in the New York Public Library Student's

1. Baha'i

2. Buddhism

3. Confucianism

4. Hinduism

5. Islam

6. Judaism

7. Orthodox Eastern Church

8. Protestantism

9. Catholicism

10. Shinto

11. Taoism

G) Top 10 Religions

1. Roman Catholic

2. Sunni Muslim

3. Hindu

4. Buddhist

5. Orthodox Christian

6. Shi’ite Muslim

7. Anglican

8. Baptist

9. Sikh

10. Jewish

H) Major Religions of the World (mid-2007)2

1. Christian 2,199,817,400

a) Roman Catholics 1,121,516,000

B) Independents* 433,096,000

c) Protestants 381,811,000

d) Orthodox 233,146,000

e) Anglicans 82,586,000

2. Muslims 1,387,454,500

3. Hindus 875,726,000

4. Chinese universists 385,621,500

5. Buddhists 385,609,000

6. Sikhs 22,927,500

7. Jews 14,956,000

The source: from everywhere. I had something similar 3 years ago.

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Here are maps of the religions in the World:

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Here are lists of Catholic and Muslim religion's countries:

Major Roman Catholic Countries of the World

(% of population)

Country Roman Catholic (%)

Argentina 92% (less than 20% practicing)

Austria 74

Belgium 75

Belize 50

Bolivia 95

Brazil 74 (nominal)

Burundi 62

Chile 70

Colombia 90

Congo, 50

Costa Rica 76

Croatia 88

Cuba 85 (nominal)

Dominican Republic 95

Ecuador 95

El Salvador 57

France 83-88

Grenada 53

Guam 85

Haiti 80

Honduras 97

Hungary 52

Ireland 87

Italy 90 (1/3 practicing)

Lithuania 79

Luxembourg 87

Malta 98

Mexico 77

Nicaragua 58.5

Panama 85

Paraguay 90

Peru 81

Philippines 81

Poland 90 (about 75% practicing)

Portugal 85

Puerto Rico 85

Rwanda 57

Slovakia 69

Slovenia 58

Sao Tome and Principe 70

Spain 94

Timor-Leste 98

Venezuela 96 (nominal)

Major Muslim Countries of the World

(% of population)1

Country Muslim (%)

Afghanistan 99

Albania 70

Algeria 99

Azerbaijan 93

Bahrain 81

Bangladesh 83

Brunei 67

Burkina Faso 50

Chad 53

Comoros 98

Djibouti 94

Egypt 90

Gambia, The 90

Gaza Strip 99

Guinea 85

Indonesia 86

Iran 98

Iraq 97

Jordan 92

Kuwait 85

Kyrgyzstan 75

Lebanon 60

Libya 97

Malaysia 60

Maldives Sunni Muslim

Mali 90

Mauritania 100

Mayotte 97

Morocco 99

Niger 80

Nigeria 50

Oman 75

Pakistan 95

Qatar 78

Saudi Arabia 100

Senegal 94

Sierra Leone 60

Somalia Sunni Muslim

Sudan 70

Syria 74

Tajikistan 80

Tunisia 98

Turkey 99.8

Turkmenistan 89

United Arab Emirates 96

Uzbekistan 88

West Bank 75

Yemen Muslim

Hope, I didn't block the Forum.

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