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Sunday, July 6, 2008

How I Observe the '-ites

Did you know that Wicca is on track to be the US' third-largest religion by 2012? Or that of the ten largest religious groups in the United States, only Catholicism is older than Mormonism? That's right. Southern Baptists were organized fifteen years after the LDS church, and two years before the Lutheran's Missouri Synod. None of the other top ten were organized until 1897 or later.

How do I know? Adherents.com is a compilation of some 43,000 records documenting the membership of more than 4,200 religious faiths. It's fascinating stuff, and will shatter some of your long-held assumptions about who believes what.

Tell me about your own favorite religion resource, won't you? Just click that Comments link, below.

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