Skip to comments.Watch how the major religions have conquered the entire world over 5,000 years - in 90 seconds
Posted on 11/22/2013 7:56:40 PM PST by Kip Russell
Religion is one of the most divisive forces in the world's history.
Maps of War is a website that creates fascinating visuals of the world to show how movements spread, wars begin and civilizations fall.
They have turned their expertise to religion, focusing on five major faiths to see how they have spread and how wars have determined the influence and stronghold of various religions in a 90-second video.
Beginning with the birth of Krishna, the time-lapse video covers 5,000 years of religion.
The map slows down for the births of key religious figures and major wars, showing the decline and spread after these events.
The religions traced by the map are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism.
The fascinating display begins withe the birth of Krishna and the spread of Hinduism back in 3,000BC.
Next, we see the birth of Abraham and the modest spread of Judaism before the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites.
Around 480BC, Jerusalem is sacked the Jewish diaspora began in earnest.
Around that same time was the birth of Buddha and the spread of Buddhism in Asia, which continues as Christianity is in its infancy around 32AD
The birth of Muhammad in 570AD begins the massive spread of Islam and sparks Christian/Islamic wars such as the Crusades.
By modern times, the map is filled with vast swathes of blue, or Christian lands and almost equally large green, or Islamic ones. Buddhism retains its hold in China while Hinduism holds fast in India.
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“Religion is one of the most divisive forces in the world’s history.”
Islam conquers by the sword
Christianity conquer by the heart
Watch it all turn green in the next generation.
No bias there.
This is one of the most idiotic animated charts I’ve ever seen.
In reality, the colours need to be weighted for population for greater accuracy. Nor to mention the missing cults and sects in each colour, such as Protestantism, Mormonism, Shia, Catholicism, etc., each of it having had it’s share of expansion, conquest and retreat. Plus, large areas of the blue ought to be replaced with a colour for agnosticism / atheism, in the West.
Please, feel free to post links to better animated charts that you have seen on the subject.
Probably said by an atheist communist. They may want to check into the divisiveness of that world view.
Islam is the only religion in that presentation that was intentionally spread by war.
It’s missing some outlying areas of Christianity. Ethiopia was Christian by the 4th century. And though it never dominated, Christianity was in India and even western China within the first millennium.
-——The birth of Muhammad in 570AD begins the massive spread of Islam....and death, terror, slavery, and retrograde thinking.....
So, I personally believe that GOD doesn't segregate folks like that; that's what man-made, man-formed religions do.
Hussein Obama is working hard to bring the sword to Americans and the west. The average American believes this cannot happen. They won't understand until Muslim terrorist bombings start happening regularly in schools and malls near them. That is what Muslim terrorists do.
Americans, the biggest fools in history, sleep while Hussein Obama gives money and US weapons to Al Qaeda. They are still waiting to be told what happened in Benghazi when Hussein was caught giving US weapons to Al Qaeda.