The Pew Research Center has published a new report entitled "The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050."The report found that in 2050, if current trends …
These types of news stories are silly, if not dangerous.
What does it matter if we are a minority or not?
These are worries that instill fear in fringe self-professed Christian groups and governments that lead to crimes against others, from harassment to genocide.
One could also see news reports like this as encouragement to pray more, to deepen one’s own spiritual life, to envangelize more… Not everyone is looking for excuses to kill people!
Thank you so much for your post. It is great to hear something other than the usual alarmism.
To paraphrase St Francis’ post, it just means there will be more people in the world to love.
I would put very little faith in any such projections. Geopolitical instability, rapidly changing demographics… No one knows what will be in 5 years, much less 35 . We are not called to dwell on such things but to spread the good news. Christ is risen! - He is risen indeed!
You must have missed it…I said some fringe groups, not EVERYONE.
Peace and all good!
23-29% of the world’s population is an astronomical figure. And a percentage of that are Sunni Islamic fundamentalists. Even if it’s a small percentage, such as 10% of Muslims, it still equates to a seemingly endless supply of Islamic terrorists.
The report said …“If current trends continue”…
So, it is up to us to cooperate more and more with the grace of the Lord!
The more Muslims the more talk about Jesus will likely emerge… and more of them to evangelize.
Christian unity might help