Christianity is China's New Boom Industry
Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:04 AM
China's Cultural Revolution was one of the most determined attempts in history to extirpate religious belief, whether indigenous or imported. Yet, a generation after the death of Mao Zedong, it is enjoying phenomenal growth. The rise in the number of Protestants, estimated at over 50 million, has been described as the single greatest revival Christianity has ever known. There is talk that, by the middle of this century, Chinese Christians will have outnumbered those in the United States, at present more than 170 million and declining, making China the most populous Christian country on earth.
Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:14 AM
..... The rise in the number of Protestants, estimated at over 50 million, has been described as the single greatest revival Christianity has ever known.
..... United States, at present more than 170 million and declining, making China the most populous Christian country on earth.
In China there will always be many millions of people, who will be Buddhists, atheists and even Muslims.
And about 50 million protestants and 170+ million Chinese Christians in 40 years or so, it should be noticed that China has approx. 1340 million people.
This means in 40 years, maybe 15 percent or so might be Christians?
The report also 'forgets' to mention the Philippines. You might say, this is off-topic but maybe not.
Consider, if the future of Christianity is so bright in China, why is then Philippines not such a bright country with high living standard?
Posted 22 October 2011 - 12:09 PM
Posted 23 October 2011 - 04:10 AM
Maybe I should start a polygamist church in China..., yeah.., that sounds good.
Posted 23 October 2011 - 07:23 AM
When I hear of Chinese taking on Christianity, it reminds me of the average atheist Chinese practicing some Buddhist ritual.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 04:19 AM
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:24 AM
Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:28 PM
He can't be worse than the present one
Do we yet see the white smoke?
I see the priest smoking a 10 year old already............
Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:36 PM
The Chinese memory is long. The Boxers of the ealry 20th Century and the Taipings back in the mid-19th are recent events. They don't want a repeat.
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