The diversity of religious belief systems worldwide can obscure important distinctions. Not all religions clash with modernity, logic, science and the cause of human well-being in the same way. Abrahamic religions still dominate political theology, and they disproportionately continue to nurture extreme factions that militate against the separation of Church and State, reason and revelation. In some corners of the world, the yearning for theocracy remains as strong as the thirst for liberty. Since Abraham’s covenant with God, this tension has shaped the evolution of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Although they have birthed quasi-liberal and rationalist offshoots (e.g., Humanistic Judaism), these traditions remain fundamentally literalist in their interpretations of Scripture.

National Post | Life

With the “world’s largest” gathering of atheists this weekend in Washington, D.C., the National Post‘s graphics department takes a look at how the world’s religions break down.

CLICK HERE FOR AN ENLARGED VERSION OF THIS GRAPHICCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD LARGE SCALE PDF

View original post 10 more words

/*Leave a Reply*/

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s