Religious Demographics in India

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  1. SHURIDH

    SHURIDH Senior Member Senior Member

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    the official census data of indian govt. is different from cia.
    pleas take a look below

    TABLE 21: DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION BY RELIGION
    Religion
    Number
    %
    All religious communities
    1,028,610,328
    100.0
    Hindus
    827,578,868
    80.5
    Muslims
    138,188,240
    13.4
    Christians
    24,080,016
    2.3
    Sikhs
    19,215,730
    1.9
    Buddhists
    7,955,207
    0.8
    Jains
    4,225,053
    0.4
    Others
    6,639,626
    0.6
    Religion not stated
    727,588
    0.1
    Source : Religion, Census of India 2001

    Census of India: Religion

    Pew research center usually gives result on the basis country's previous census ,population growth.

    buddhist,jain,sikh together makes up 3.1% of india's population.
    apert from them there has many small religious group specially in north east india,and country's other tribal area.
     
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    :lol: You and your sermons on secularism really deserves the attention of the world. In the sphere of Secularism, you are an iconoclast, an avante-garde thinker and also coincidentally full of :bs:
    It's ok, we understand your need to be seen as a Muslim :ka: it's alright. Though am not sure if the 10 gurus will approve of your sentiments. But it's alright. Keep it up(all pun intended) for the Muzzies and continue spreading your hair splitting analysis on the Secular Constitution of Islamic religion.
     
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    Look, it will be better for everyone if you show your pride and admiration for your Hindu ancestors, instead of extolling the deeds and achievements of an adopted religion.
     
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    @Religious demography of india is an informative thread.
    Why you find it as projecting some religion's achivement!!
    I don't understand it.

    If you read my post in dfi from start than you should noticed i say several times that my direct ansector were suryakanta bhattacharjee a kulin hindu bengali brahmin who later converted to islam.

    My maternal grand mother was also a hindu brahmin till her last breath.
    It was she who give my name shuridh.

    I never deny that.

    Nobody can say in my dfi posts i ever say anything negative about hindu religion,general hindu population.

    I also opend a thread about bijaya dasami
     
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    Ad hominem.

    I will not disparage their religion irresp.

    11 Gurus.
    And SGGS has utterances from 22 Bhagats, placed at an equal pedestal, and some of them are Muslims too.

    Cheers.
     
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    Sikhism is nothing more than indigenous Indianized version of islam and secularism is anathema to Islam
     
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    Sikhism is an Islamic sect according to our esteemed @MAYURA.
     
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    AFAIK according to some Sikhs also Sikhism is nearer to Islam than Hinduism.
     
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    Well, closer is a relative term, would vary person to person based on his interpretation (&, knowledge) of the 3 religions.

    As per me, Islam is a politico-military cult, Hinduism (well, its is no -ism really really, but an fluid ancient civilization that continues to flourish), while Sikh-ism started out as a reactionary movement heavily influenced from medieval Indian forces of Sufism etc. but acquired an overwhelmingly militant character in light of continued persecution by Mughals, Persians & Afghans.
     
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    Re: Atlas of Global Christianity: Its Findings

    Hey, @Snuggy321 guy, relax a bit. You are crossing the line. Don't get so overwhelmed by your sentiments.
     
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    Re: Atlas of Global Christianity: Its Findings

    That's more like it.
     
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    Re: Atlas of Global Christianity: Its Findings

    Good observation...keep posting.
     
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    You are an idiot, if you actually believe this.

    He is wrong about a lot of things as is evident in his other posts.

    I don't know if you want a serious discussion, or you are just commenting. If its the former, there are plenty of threads, and also the previous page where I have explained a few things. If its the latter, then understand this simple fact: Sikhism is a distinct, and unique religion.

    It may have similarities with other religions, because its goal is similar to other religions, which it also acknowledges and respects, and neither Sikhism professes its superiority.
     
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    Absolutely.
     
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    Re: Atlas of Global Christianity: Its Findings

    Please use report feature, if you think a post is violating our rules or is offensive. Thanks.
     
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    I request our esteemed @civafanatic and @Singh to look at Dictionary of Islam edited by TP Hughes. He may be wrong but then there is no need to ridicule me because I used his book.

    And yes sikhism is an islamic sect ( indianized version of islam with borrowed or stolen stories from hinduism and islam) but the only difference is that it prohibits killing animals in halal fashion and prohibits sikhs from marrying muslims.
     
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    Everything is unique and distinct but it is a fact that sikhism is nothing but a curious mixture of hindu pantheism which is strongest form of polytheism and Islam the monotheist religion par excellence. However, TP Hughes believes sikhism is nearer and sect of Islam .
     
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    Then please preface by saying it is not your opinion or you don't share that opinion.
    You can't have your cake and eat it too.

    Then Sir, you are an idiot.

    Ok. File a complaint with the copyright office.

    Yes to the former, no to the latter.

    Besides that the difference is
    1. Sikhs don't follow Quran
    2. Sikhs don't believe Prophet Muhammad was the last/greatest Prophet
    3. Sikhs don't believe in Judgement Day
    4. Sikhs don't face Mecca when praying
    5. Sikhs don't folow Islamic Dietary Guideline
    6. Sikhs don't have four wives
    7. Sikhs don't follow Shariat
    8. Sikhs don't keep Ramazan fasts
    9. Sikhs don't believe in pilgrimages
    9. The 9th Sikh Guru himself gave up his life to prevent Kashmiri Brahmins conversion to Islam
    10. Sikh theology has no similarity to Islamic theology.

    So in effect Sikhism is similar to Islam except in every way
     
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    No.

    It is not a fact but your misinformed opinion. I am sure you want it to be true, because it doesn't fit in with your narrative.

    Why should I care what TP Hughes thinks ? Why do you have to seek approval from a White man ? :lol:
     
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    I share his opinion to some extent as I have referred Sikhism as quasi abrahmic sect.

    abuses are ten a penny in a nation controlled by minorities especially sikhs and christians and they are randomly thrown about.


    In that case much of Gurugranth Sahib will be no more so let us leave it there.



    Sikhs are fiercely iconoclasts which they acquired from islam and that puts them into abrahmic camp albeit not fully.
     
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