Skip to comments.Muslim, Mormon growth spurts found (250% the muslims in the US now than on 9/11)
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 countrys 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 ...
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. Thats 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 churchs 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....
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.
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.
Why in tarnation would the U.S. Government do that?
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...
Evangelical Denominations--Total Adherents (2000)
2007: Percent Identifying as Catholic (US Religious Landscape Survey )
“...comes Islam will be wiped out.””
Hey, let’s prepare the way!
When religions promise godhood and lots of sex, the growth in membership is a no-brainer!
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.
Well, President Bush said Islam is the religion of peace.
Your first two lines are right on the mark!
Are you the owner of that stats site? I spent quite some time looking at that material
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