Re: Hello China, Atheism does not work
Jun 24, 2008 01:29 PM
by Konstantin Zaitzev
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Anand" <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> I wish it was in more details, but that is what they have published.
Anyway, it cannot be called a statistics. Probably they don't publish
the full data for purposes of manipulation.
> If you add Christians and Muslims, it becomes around 5% population
> believing in God. Remaining population is Taoist and Buddhist, as
> can be seen from the above data.
The data is obviously wrong, as it doesn't mention a materialistic
marxist ideology which is an official teaching of China and is totally
incompatible with buddhism. It also doesn't mention Confucian teaching
and calt of the ancestors which both are popular in China.
So such inferences which you have presented are quite unscientific.
According to the data which I have found in Russian internet, there is
less that 1% of buddhists in China (btw, close to 0.7% in USA), while
in muslim Malaysia (according to data on the site of association
"Buddhism in internet" (buddhist.ru)) there are more than 40% of
Other sources give other numbers, though also small.
On one site connected with a christian orthodox church the following
numbers are given: "Today no any religuious current in China cannot be
regarded the domiteting: the christians in China count 5-6%, while
buddhists are around 7%. Yet the dynamics of growth of christians is
amazing: every year both catholics and protestants grow on 13%"
( http://www.orthodox.cn/contemporary/hongkong/hbr_ru.htm )
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