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Muslim, Mormon growth spurts found (250% the muslims in the US now than on 9/11)
The Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2012 | Mark A. Kellner

Posted on 05/05/2012 2:32:39 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out

Mormonism and Islam are among the fastest growing religions in America, while just over half of all Americans are unaffiliated with any denomination, according to a major census of the country’s religious congregations published Wednesday.

The decennial census, released by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies in Chicago, found that the U.S. Muslim community had increased 160 percent from approximately 1 million in 2000 to 2.6 million in 2010.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: foreignfunded; immigration; islam; islamicimperialism; islaminamerica; mosqueandstate; muslims

1 posted on 05/05/2012 2:32:41 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

250% more? And I didn’t want ANY.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 2:34:09 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

mormonism is not growing quickly however since they are partnering with islam on many issues maybe they are just confused.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 2:37:40 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Let's Roll
If all this is true, the accusations charging me as a racist aren't all that far off.

If a white man suspects any discrepency or error and it involves a non white, I am automatically deemed 'racist'

OK ... let the Somali's and the muslims and the mexicans and anyone else ... except white ... enter the country, both legal and illegal and guess what?

I'm a friggin' racist.

4 posted on 05/05/2012 2:38:50 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

While the head of the Islamic empire is still 100% against the practice of any other faith in the homeland and those millions of so-called moderate muslims bow 5 times a day, every day to that nation and never once consider the hate that Islam imposes.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 2:43:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

How many are prison indoctrinates and how many are foreign born “refugees” being funded by the Saudi state to colonize the Great Satan?


6 posted on 05/05/2012 2:45:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Just because a religion is big it doesn’t mean it’s the right one.


7 posted on 05/05/2012 2:51:52 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

When the messiah comes Islam will be wiped out.

Peace on Earth will be established.

NO MORE ISLAM! NO MORE MUSLIMS!


8 posted on 05/05/2012 2:53:45 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: knarf
All this was preordained by Teddy, Johnson and the democrats back in the 60s as part of the effort to appropriate minority vote.

Didn't LBJ say that when he was through the blacks will vote democrat for the next 100 years?

The only change is the democrats have added a few more shades to their constituency.

9 posted on 05/05/2012 3:05:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Thousands of former soldiers of the Iraqi army who defected were settled in the United States.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 3:07:18 PM PDT by donna (Mitt? NEVER!)
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To: donna

something says we’ll be paying a price for that down the road.


11 posted on 05/05/2012 3:10:34 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

On a related story, the Jehovah Witness and Amish have claps hands to form a world wide conclusion against Peta to enhance solar power use with bovine gas.

Film at 11, 12, ah hell next tuesday, maybe never as another story with shiny things will take your attention away. What’s on sale at the mall?


12 posted on 05/05/2012 3:11:58 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I’m not buying it.

Plenty of articles out there on how internet research is the mortal enemy of these two false faiths, EACH dependent upon one founder & self proclaimed “prophet”, and EACH dependent upon its “book of divine revelation” written solely by the same man/founder/”prophet”.

They’re bailing out of Islam and into Christianity in Africa & the Middle East & Iran, and they’re bailing out of Mormonism, too, unfortunately into atheism & agnosticism.

Knowledge is the mortal foe of these two paganisms. Note also the similarities between them, publically acknowledged by the Mormon “prophet” Joseph Smith himself.

Viva el Christo Rey!


13 posted on 05/05/2012 3:15:10 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: svcw
mormonism is not growing quickly

Well, the article says it has grown 45% since the year 2000. That seems like quite a lot to me. Looks like there are approximately 1.9 million more Mormons now then there were 10 years ago, and Mormons are the only ones even remotely keeping pace with the growth of Islam. Seems like the Catholic, Evangelical Lutheran, Presbyterian, Episcopal and Baptist flocks are shrinking pretty noticeably.

14 posted on 05/05/2012 3:34:47 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Both religions began with polygamist leaders who believed their BOOK was the only book. Oh...God in Heaven help us.


15 posted on 05/05/2012 3:49:11 PM PDT by rovenstinez (u)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

How many bricks is that? 5k?


16 posted on 05/05/2012 3:56:18 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Longbow1969
These “big tent” mega churches will be the death of Christianity in the US mark my words.

You can't have a religion that is too afraid to set standards and expect its members to live up to those standards. And you can't just ignore all the parts of the bible that are controversial, just to not ruffle any feathers and pull in ever larger numbers of peeps.

17 posted on 05/05/2012 3:59:54 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

KANSAS CITY, MO. — A former Kansas City woman who converted to Islam in 2005 said she was harassed for years at AT&T, and that the abuse boiled over in 2008 when her boss snatched her head scarf and exposed her hair.

A Jackson County jury on Thursday awarded Susann Bashir $5 million in punitive damages in her discrimination lawsuit, along with $120,000 in lost wages and other actual damages.

The Kansas City Star reported Saturday the award appears to be the largest jury verdict for a workplace discrimination case in Missouri history.

Bashir said in court documents that her work environment became hostile immediately after she converted, with her co-workers making harassing comments about her religion and referring to her hijab as “that thing on her head.”

“I was shocked. I thought, ‘What is going on?’” she told the newspaper. “Nobody ever cared what I wore before. Nobody ever cared what religion I was before
Bashir worked at AT&T’s office in Kansas City for 10 years as a fiber optics network builder before being fired from her $70,000-a-year job. She claimed she endured religious discrimination nearly every day of the final three years she worked there, including being asked if she was going to blow up the building and being called a “towelhead” and a terrorist.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1173756—at-t-to-pay-muslim-woman-5m-in-harassment-case

Bashir said she became so stressed out that she couldn’t return to work. She asked that her boss be removed or that she be transferred, but neither happened.

She was fired after not returning to work for nine months.

Please so stressed out ? Obama has me so stressed out, maybe I should file for a $5M settlement


18 posted on 05/05/2012 4:13:25 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

There’s also another factor at play. There is a certain number of folks who have converted to Islam since 9-11 simply because they have seen the sheer level of fear and respect that Islam gets from politicians and the media, and how everyone walks on eggshells around them. To lonely, disaffected people, having that kind of aura of power around you is a very tempting drug. Let’s face facts - people want to be on the winning team, and these days, Islam *IS* the winning team.


19 posted on 05/05/2012 5:10:15 PM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: Kriggerel

Rebels in common:

“And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves. “ (Luke 23:11-12)


20 posted on 05/05/2012 5:35:03 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to forgive+save you,+live....)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
that's cause we haven't played Cowboys and muslimes yet...
21 posted on 05/05/2012 5:40:08 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: greyfoxx39; Colofornian; Elsie; Godzilla; Tennessee Nana; chuck_the_tv_out; All; metmom; ...

How Did Mormons Grow So Fast? They Changed How They Counted

SALT LAKE CITY — If you suspected the newly released U.S. Religion Census overstated the Mormons’ growth rate, you were right. That’s because, this time around, the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed the way it reported its membership to the researchers.

..Its report pegged U.S. Mormon growth at 45.5 percent, jumping from 4.2 million in 2000 to 6.1 million in 2010. The 2000 figure, however, was much lower than the 5.2 million listed in the LDS church’s own almanac for that year. If researchers had been given that figure, the percentage of growth would have been considerably smaller, closer to 18 percent.

[Previously] ....the LDS church “left out numbers of members who, although baptized, were not currently associated with a specific congregation. This year, we included total membership numbers to more accurately reflect all of those found on church records.”

Dale Jones, a researcher on the Religion Census, said he wished the LDS church had alerted him about the change in its reporting methods....

The rest is here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/how-did-mormons-grow-so-fast-they-changed-how-they-counted/2012/05/04/gIQAErNm1T_story.html

Some others do the same, but if Mormons counted the dead they baptized they could really cook the books! The first 5 FReepers pinged above can provide much info on the LDS.


22 posted on 05/05/2012 5:52:03 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to forgive+save you,+live....)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

The LDS church does not remove any name from the list unless the person is excommunicated, or asks to be removed or is dead. Thus a lot of Baptist, etc. could also be counted as Mormons. Unless there is a uniform means of counting members then such figures are highly suspect. It is known that Watchtower Society (so-called JW’s) have about as many that leave as come in.


23 posted on 05/05/2012 5:57:11 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to forgive+save you,+live....)
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To: Kriggerel
"There’s also another factor at play. There is a certain number of folks who have converted to Islam since 9-11 simply because they have seen the sheer level of fear and respect that Islam gets from politicians and the media, and how everyone walks on eggshells around them. To lonely, disaffected people, having that kind of aura of power around you is a very tempting drug"

Bingo.

24 posted on 05/05/2012 5:57:49 PM PDT by cookcounty ("Corpse -men For Obama!" (Chicago campaign slogan))
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To: donna
Thousands of former soldiers of the Iraqi army who defected were settled in the United States.

Why in tarnation would the U.S. Government do that?

25 posted on 05/05/2012 6:03:43 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Mormonism has only grown 20% in the last decade not 45%

they cooked their books 10 years ago and got found out

now its a matter of oh gollie gee look at that...


26 posted on 05/05/2012 6:05:23 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: chuck_the_tv_out
From http://www.thearda.com/mapsReports/maps/ardausmaps.asp

2007: Percent Identifying as Protestant (US Religious Landscape Survey )

Rank State ^ Value
1 Alabama 81.40
2 Mississippi 80.70
3 Arkansas 77.40
4 South Carolina 76.30
5 Tennessee 76.10
6 North Carolina 73.10
7 Oklahoma 71.10
8 Kentucky 69.70
9 West Virginia 69
10 Georgia 68.60
11 South Dakota 60.50
12 Missouri 59.30
13 Virginia 59.30
14 Indiana 58.40
15 Louisiana 58.10
16 Kansas 56.70
17 Texas 56.30
18 Ohio 54.50
19 North Dakota 54.50
20 Iowa 53.30
21 Minnesota 52.10
22 Michigan 51.40
23 Maryland 51.20
24 Nebraska 50.80
25 Pennsylvania 49.30
26 Wisconsin 47.50
27 Wyoming 47.20
28 Florida 47.20
29 Montana 46.60
30 Washington 45.20
31 Delaware 43.70
32 Oregon 43.50
33 Illinois 43.20
34 New Mexico 41.10
35 Maine 40.50
36 Colorado 40.30
37 Arizona 37.80
38 Idaho 36.70
39 California 33.30
40 Vermont 33.20
41 New Hampshire 31.50
42 New Jersey 30.40
43 New York 29.40
44 Massachusetts 27.80
45 Connecticut 26.10
46 Nevada 24.20
47 Rhode Island 22.20
48 Utah 11.50
49 Hawaii --
50 Alaska --

Evangelical Denominations--Total Adherents (2000)

Rank State ^ Value
1 Texas 5,083,087
2 California 2,433,216
3 Georgia 2,273,901
4 Florida 2,244,419
5 Tennessee 2,102,490
6 North Carolina 2,058,831
7 Alabama 1,804,961
8 Oklahoma 1,431,694
9 Missouri 1,384,605
10 Kentucky 1,361,067
11 Illinois 1,277,007
12 Virginia 1,211,065
13 South Carolina 1,179,544
14 Arkansas 1,153,527
15 Mississippi 1,130,113
16 Ohio 1,129,641
17 Michigan 1,072,132
18 Indiana 972,810
19 Louisiana 962,348
20 Pennsylvania 704,204
21 Wisconsin 679,029
22 Washington 579,320
23 New York 559,060
24 Minnesota 548,089
25 Arizona 486,247
26 Colorado 457,234
27 Kansas 419,798
28 Maryland 409,460
29 Oregon 388,999
30 Iowa 342,354
31 Nebraska 250,151
32 New Mexico 237,767
33 New Jersey 203,097
34 West Virginia 200,083
35 Massachusetts 150,505
36 Idaho 115,857
37 Nevada 107,681
38 South Dakota 104,264
39 Montana 100,669
40 Hawaii 98,554
41 Connecticut 81,946
42 Alaska 78,070
43 North Dakota 62,506
44 Wyoming 56,063
45 Utah 42,420
46 Maine 42,391
47 Delaware 40,408
48 New Hampshire 30,131
49 Rhode Island 16,974
50 Vermont 14,759
 

2007: Percent Identifying as Catholic (US Religious Landscape Survey )

Rank State ^ Value
1 Rhode Island 44.30
2 Massachusetts 43.30
3 Connecticut 43.10
4 New Jersey 42.30
5 New York 38.90
6 Illinois 32.20
7 North Dakota 32.20
8 California 30.70
9 Nebraska 30.50
10 Maine 29.40
11 New Hampshire 29.10
12 Pennsylvania 29.10
13 Wisconsin 28.80
14 Louisiana 28.40
15 Vermont 28.10
16 Minnesota 27.60
17 Nevada 27
18 Delaware 26.90
19 Florida 26.50
20 New Mexico 25.90
21 Iowa 25.20
22 Arizona 24.60
23 Texas 24.10
24 Kansas 23.30
25 Michigan 23.20
26 Wyoming 23.10
27 Montana 22.90
28 Ohio 20.90
29 South Dakota 19.70
30 Colorado 19.50
31 Maryland 18.70
32 Indiana 18
33 Idaho 17.60
34 Missouri 17.50
35 Washington 16.20
36 Oregon 14.20
37 Virginia 14.20
38 Kentucky 13.90
39 Oklahoma 11.80
40 Georgia 11.50
41 Utah 9.90
42 North Carolina 9.20
43 Mississippi 8.90
44 South Carolina 7.60
45 West Virginia 6.80
46 Tennessee 6.60
47 Alabama 6.20
48 Arkansas 5.10
49 Hawaii --
50 Alaska --

More stats: STATISTICS COMPARING CATHOLICS + EVANGELICALS

STATISTICAL CORRELATIONS chart (comparing many aspects of 50 states)


27 posted on 05/05/2012 6:07:42 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to forgive+save you,+live....)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

“...comes Islam will be wiped out.””

Hey, let’s prepare the way!


28 posted on 05/05/2012 6:10:48 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Let's Roll

When religions promise godhood and lots of sex, the growth in membership is a no-brainer!


29 posted on 05/05/2012 6:14:03 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
The wholesale importation of an enemy into our homeland is insane and beyond comprehension.

That it happened after 9-11 is even more mind-numbing

Unfortunately in the wake of the massive Muslim terrorist attack we had the bad luck of having two successive open-borders zealots in the White House.

One, Bush Jr., was a zealot because he's just isn't too bright and thinks it's “compassionate” to open our homeland to uncontrolled 3rd-world population transfers.

The other, Hussein, is a zealot because he's bright enough to know that such immigration is one sure way of permanently destroying that which he hates: The United States of America.

30 posted on 05/05/2012 6:17:51 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (If I had a failed one-term President, he'd look like Obama.)
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To: dragnet2

Well, President Bush said Islam is the religion of peace.


31 posted on 05/05/2012 7:52:20 PM PDT by donna (Mitt? NEVER!)
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To: Dagnabitt

Your first two lines are right on the mark!


32 posted on 05/05/2012 11:35:05 PM PDT by karnage
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To: daniel1212

Are you the owner of that stats site? I spent quite some time looking at that material


33 posted on 05/07/2012 4:55:46 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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