World religions – stuff I didn’t know (quantification)

~2.1 billion Christians

~1.6 billion Muslims

~1.1 billion atheists/agnostics/seculars/whatevers

~1 billion each of Hindus and Buddhists (may be more – tougher to count accurately)

~600 million folk religions (Africa, Asia, Americas)

~400 million folk religions (China — includes Taoism and Confucianism)

~50 million Shintos (Japan)

~25 million Sikhs

~18 million Jews (Israel + diaspora)

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Hello world! (a/k/a first post in new blog)

Ok, might try the blogging thing again, if I can keep it from being a complete time-suck.  We’ll see.

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