Talk:Major religious groups

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I checked the source for the bar graph (Pew Research Center) and the date the information was USED was 2012, but the date the information is FOR is 2010. I think this should be corrected on the top of the chart but I cannot make the edit myself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eklipst (talkcontribs) 04:17, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 April 2014[edit]

Buddhism originated in India even though the founder was born in present day Nepal. This information needs to be updated. Dattaputra (talk) 22:40, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Cannolis (talk) 01:35, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

0.2% Jews[edit]

The "Size of major religious groups, 2012" bar box on the right is missing 0.2% Jews, see its reference. While 0.2% may not be major, that's still a lot of people, and why not make the picture complete; make it add up to 100%? --82.136.210.153 (talk) 23:21, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Cannolis (talk) 03:28, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Really what you should have asked is "Why is Judaism placed on its own being that it constitutes an absolutely irrelevant % of the world's population?". Why not place the Sikhs as part of the chart (considering that they represent a bigger % than those that profess Judaism)? Or simply why not simply put Judaism as part of the "other" category? To me it is a plain and simple (and pathetic might I add) attempt to be seen as prominent, when it is anything but prominent. In Spanish we would say "figuretti". 179.26.153.132 (talk) 01:31, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Judaism is huge as theological and historical importance, regardless of the number of its believers. Christianity and Islam are offspring of Judaism, so in a way they are footnotes to Judaic thought, like European philosophy is footnotes to Plato. Tgeorgescu (talk) 20:48, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
"Judaism is huge as theological and historical importance" Wow! How ridiculous! Well that's one thing that Jews are good at it.Removed inflammatory statement.Bladesmulti (talk) 03:15, 3 October 2014 (UTC)186.50.234.30 (talk) 01:23, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
I am not a Jew, if that is what you claim. Abrahamic religions started with the Jews, whether you like it or not. Tgeorgescu (talk) 01:51, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
And what I said above was not supposed to be flattering for the Jews, just consider that sharia and the Islamic state are rehashed Judaic thinking. Tgeorgescu (talk) 01:56, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Because that's the way the data we have comes to us.--Prosfilaes (talk) 05:58, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
The way the data comes to us? Really? You mean the way that Jews manipulate this article to their own advantage by attempting to indicate that their religion is important enough to appear as a separate tab even though there are other religions that have many more followers and DO NOT appear as a separate tab??? 186.50.234.30 (talk) 01:23, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
You know, it's a lot easier to work on an article like this without sheer open bigotry being flung around. Yes, it's the way the data comes to us; there's a link right under the table, http://www.pewforum.org/2012/12/18/global-religious-landscape-exec/ , that's gives us the source of this data.--Prosfilaes (talk) 02:50, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

I don't understand this discussion at all. The easier point is valid - how is the 5th largest organized religion in the world (Sikhism) not in the major religions list, but Judaism is? Why not include other religions f we will include the 0.2%. i mean Chinese Traditional is pretty big. The whole "that is how the data is presented" thing is pretty BS, because there are plenty of sources out there ripe with information. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0904108.html lists the organised religons in terms of size and I found that in seconds. 31.205.119.172 (talk) 19:52, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Indian Religions[edit]

The text here says "The main Indian religions are Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism" but the main article says "Indian religions are the religions that originated in the Indian subcontinent; namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism." "Main" implies others, "namely" implies no others. Are there others? --Richardson mcphillips (talk) 04:21, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

I'm sure over the centuries the subcontinent has produced many religions, but those are the ones that fall under the category of "Major religious groups".--Prosfilaes (talk) 08:17, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 May 2015[edit]

Please change Size of Major Religious Groups as Muslims population as 23.2 % now it is 25.2% for which the total count exceeds 100% that is 102.2%.I got this data from other links.( Islam 25.2%==>23.2%) Pranab mishra002 (talk) 12:47, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 20:17, 5 May 2015 (UTC)