Monday, March 11, 2013

Christianity is moving away from Darwinism

 The University of South Caroline Upstate website declares  in March of 2013:
A century ago, 93 percent of the world’s Christians could be found in the Americas and Europe. Today, the area of the world known as the Global South – the nations of Africa, Central and Latin America, and most of Asia – is home to 61 percent of the estimated two billion Christians in the world. By 2050, that percentage is expected to rise to 75 percent. These numbers are foretelling a shift in the “center of gravity” in the Christian world.
On March 6, 2013, the Dallas News says:
 Pentecostal and Charismatic religion flourishes at some of the most fluid and hotly contested boundaries — cultural, religious and economic — in the age of globalization. Broadly categorized as renewalist movements, these religious communities are experiencing their most dramatic growth at the frontier between Christianity and Islam in Nigeria; in the vast factory towns of China’s interior; among members of the rising middle class in Kenya; in the slums that ring the rapidly modernizing urban areas of Central and South America; in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Hindu-majority India. Encompassing more than half a billion adherents... renewalism is widely believed to be the fastest-growing religious movement in the world.”
Protestant Pentecostals are generally biblical creationists.  Also, the shift in Christianity away from Europe means Christianity is shifting away from Darwinism.

In addition, the Birkbeck College, University of London professor Eric Kaufmann using a multitude of demographic studies argues in an academic paper entitled Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century the decline of atheism in terms of its global adherents is an established trend that will persist for the foreseeable future and the rate of decline will accelerate and affect the Western World. See: Why are the years 2012 and 2020 key years for Christian creationists and pro-lifers?

Kaufmann told a secular audience in Australia: "The trends that are happening worldwide inevitably in an age of globalization are going to affect us."  

See also: European creationism

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