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Muslims bypass Mormons as fastest-growing religion in Illinois
Chicago Tribune ^ | May 2, 2012 | Manya A. Brachear

Posted on 05/02/2012 12:45:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Muslims have become the third-largest religious group in the state after Roman Catholics and independent evangelicals. Not to mention, the fastest-growing one.

That's according to a census of American religious congregations unveiled Tuesday in Chicago.

This year, for the first time, the nationwide aggregation of religious traditions, dubbed the "Religion Census," counted nondenominational evangelical congregations, ranging from storefront sanctuaries to megachurches with multiple sites such as Willow Creek Community Church.

That calculation revealed that evangelicals affiliated with independent churches make up the second-largest religious group in Illinois. In fact, in 48 of the 50 states, independent evangelicals occupy a top-five spot. In the Chicago area, Illinois and nationwide, Roman Catholics rank as the largest religious group.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


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1 posted on 05/02/2012 12:45:44 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Michigan gets the press for our muslim population but we really rank about 6th overall.


2 posted on 05/02/2012 12:48:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just one more reason I’m glad to be getting out of this sh!thole of a state.


3 posted on 05/02/2012 12:49:07 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Illinois, eh? Well when you have a former junior senator who ....... along with his “preacher”, errr imam that celebrated 9/11 ...

just sayin’


4 posted on 05/02/2012 12:53:30 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

America is out of its ever-loving mind if it allows this trend to continue.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 12:57:47 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s because Obama has opened the flood gates via State Department orders.


6 posted on 05/02/2012 12:58:00 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The majority of British Muslims do not want to adopt the traditions of the local population. According to WikiLeaks, up to 40 percent of Muslim students in Britain want to live under shariah laws. As many as 32 percent of them are ready to justify a murder committed in the name of Allah. More than a half of the polled said that they would like to see the Islamic Party in the House of Commons of the British Parliament.
7 posted on 05/02/2012 1:08:34 PM PDT by Ben Mugged ("Life's tough..... It's even tougher if you're stupid." John Wayne)
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To: cripplecreek
Michigan gets the press for our muslim population but we really rank about 6th overall.

But they all live in Dearborn.

Orville Hubbard must be doing rpm's in his grave.

I remember his "Keep Dearborn Clean" campaign. We all knew what it really meant.

8 posted on 05/02/2012 1:13:51 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who would’ve thought the state of Lincoln would produce the worst President in modern times (if not all time) and the first state to eventually insitute Sharia law? Lincoln must be spinning in his grave faster than an electric fan on high.


9 posted on 05/02/2012 1:14:21 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The government has turned its back on this internal threat even going out of its way to kiss their behinds so as to not profile them in airports.

Any growth of this cancer in our society can only be a bad thing and it will require the citizens acting as the government will not.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 1:16:26 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: conservativebabe

Just out of curiosity; where are you going? We’re looking at getting the hell out of here, too.


11 posted on 05/02/2012 1:17:08 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: cripplecreek

That reminds me: Stop at Cabela’s at pick up a couple more tins of ammo.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 1:17:54 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh noez not there too....

Back in 2008 Romney was asked if he would have any Moslems in his cabinet...

To pacify CAIP etc he said if he found any who were qualified..(or words to that effect)

The next day or so a reporter asked him what he had meant and pressed him for an answer..

Willard said “Well its like this. there arent enough Moslems in America to justify having one in my cabinet. They only make up 4% of the population..”

(Since Mormons only make up 2% of the pop or half of the Moslems...I wondered what he was going even running...

after all there arent enough Mormons in the country to justify having one as a president

let alone in the cabinet)


13 posted on 05/02/2012 1:19:49 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Remember, Lincoln was born in Kentucky and moved with his father and family to Ill when he was 22 (after living in Indiana for a while).

So while Lincoln might have spent a good deal of his life in Il, he wasn’t a native born of the state.

And to be honest, Obama wasn’t born there either. I still believe he was born in Kenya and is not a legal president. But that’s just me. :-)


14 posted on 05/02/2012 1:26:01 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I haven’t studied this “Religion Census” but it looks to be nonsensical. 2 million new Mormons? Even the Mormon Church doesn’t claim that nonsense.


15 posted on 05/02/2012 1:43:07 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Lurker

Colorado


16 posted on 05/02/2012 1:49:54 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: conservativebabe

Best of luck to you.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 2:56:55 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

Thank you

I’ve lived there once before. My property taxes in CO for the same size house I have here will be half what I pay now.

I’m IL born and raised and it’s a damn shame what’s happened here. I mean, we all know Chi-town has been a cesspool of corruption forever, but I am so sick of my vote counting for jack squat every election. Look at a map of IL in every recent election and the whole state is red save Chicago and E.St Louis yet it will remain this way into the foreseeable future.

Business is fleeing, taxes being raised which we all know will do nothing. I want to live somewhere my children will have better opportunities.

We are fortunate that the opportunity presented itself before it’s near impossible to get out of here. Once this state goes bankrupt, and it will, just try finding a job or selling house.

My advice...get out sooner rather than later.


18 posted on 05/02/2012 3:14:32 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: Free ThinkerNY

fake statistic: Growth implies a percentage of increase. You start with a small number and it doesn’t take a large number to “increase”.

How about real numbers?


19 posted on 05/02/2012 4:13:55 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: iowamark
It is true, well almost 2 million converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 2000 - 2012.

nationally, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gained nearly 2 million adherents over the past 10 years, far and away the largest gain reported by any group."

The article is excellent, puts into perspective a lot of the census and religion.

20 posted on 05/02/2012 4:14:13 PM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
With most of Europe well in hand, the moslem fanatics are concentrating their infestation strategies on the U.S.

During the coming chaos, they will be on the sidelines (so-to-speak) shooting at both sides.

21 posted on 05/02/2012 4:36:22 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: conservativebabe

I’ve lived here’s since I was twelve, almost 40 years. It’s a real damned shame what’s been done to Illinois. Geographically speaking well over 80% of this it is very conservative.

Parts of it are stunningly beautiful, too. But decades of rampant corruption from both parties have brought Illinois to the brink of destruction. I doubt we will be able to get out before the crash comes. So we are preparing for it as best we can.


22 posted on 05/02/2012 4:39:59 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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Parts of it are stunningly beautiful, too.

That's true. Jo Davies county (Galena) is some of the most beautiful you'll find in this country. Where I live (Quad Cities), the bluff of LeClaire, Iowa overlooking the Mississippi River looking to Port Byron, Rapids City is absolutely breathtaking.

23 posted on 05/07/2012 6:41:16 AM PDT by conservativebabe
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