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Re: Hello China, Atheism does not work

Jun 24, 2008 01:29 PM
by Konstantin Zaitzev

--- In, "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" ( 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%"
( )

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