It is entirely possible for a country to Ubah from Muslim majority to Christian majority in the span of a single lifetime. This happened in Nigeria.
At the time of the country’s independence in 1953, a total of 45.3 percent of Nigerians were Muslim and only 21.4 percent Christian. This means that just a little over five decades ago, Muslims in Nigeria were more than double the number of Christians (pie chart here).
Today Nigeria is 48.8 percent Muslim and 49.3 percent Christian. Muslims are outnumbered by Christians (2010 population stats here).
You can see from the graph below how the African traditional faiths drastically lost their followers – blue line.
The development of Islam has been flat – green line. The expansion of Christianity has been phenomenal – red line (details here).
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South Korea is a Far East country with a long Buddhist tradition. Yet Buddhists in South Korea are only 23 percent compared to Christians at 29 percent (source: Pew Research Center). There are far more Christians than Buddhists in South Korea today.
The evangelical growth among Koreans has been simply “explosive”, reported Christianity Today. Moonies is a cult homegrown in South Korea.
Billionaire Yoo Byung-eun, owner of South Korea’s largest ferry – the MV Sewol which sunk last April and killed more than 300 passengers, mostly schoolchildren – was co-founder of the Evangelical Baptist Church (a cult).
S$50 million “misused” by City Harvest pastors
In Singapore, its 2010 population census revealed that the number of Christians had risen to 18.3 percent. Twenty years ago, Singapore’s census in 1990 had the Christians at “only” 12.7 percent.
Singapore even gave birth to its very own evangelical mega churches, City Harvest and New Creation.
Comparatively, in a mere ten years from 2000 to 2010, the number of Buddhists in Singapore dropped by 9.2 percent.
What kind of people are they – the evangelical Christians in Singapore?
Mama Dapster: Moving from glory to glory
Meanwhile Mama Dapster hopes that Pakatan will “move from strength to strength” each election.
“Moving from strength to strength, faith to faith and glory to glory.”
Needless to say, Hannah Yeoh is referring to the Christian faith and she means Christian Glory (Gospel and Gold).
The DAP evangelistas are confident of “moving from strength to strength”. Their ever increasing strength will be in tandem with the increasing influence of their faith and the spread of their glory.
But in the same breath they keep telling the Muslims there’s nothing to worry. Have no fear – Islam is NOT under threat.
Wishing and hoping the Malaysian Dream
The trinity of Mama, Papa and Grandpapa Dapster will stop at nothing to realise their Malaysian Dream.
Trust in them, share their dream.
Grandpapa: Moderates vs Extremists & Bigots
Grandpapa Dapster gave a speech titled ‘Malaysian Dream Phase 2‘ in his Gelang Patah constituency last night.
In it, Lim Kit Siang calls on Malaysians “regardless of political party, race, religion, region, gender or age to unite and stand up as patriots and moderates of Malaysia to practise the politics of inclusion to save the country from extremism, intolerance and bigotry“.
He positions the Yahudi Yeohs as the moderates and the other side as extremists and bigots who are utterly intolerant. You know what? Just once, it might do wonders if Grandpapa and his Dapster family were shown what ‘real’ intolerance is.
For half a century, Kit Siang has poisoned the well and now he’s mentoring the slick and venomous next generation
1People, DAP evangelical style
Kit Siang claims that his Malaysian Dream “envisions Malaysia as a plural society where all her citizens are united as one people”.
(Under the Porky Principle, lah.)
According to Kit Siang, Malaysians are capable of “rising above their ethnic, religious, cultural, linguistic and regional differences as the common grounds binding them as one citizenship exceeds the differences that divide them because of their ethnic, religious, linguistic, cultural and regional divisions”.
So what happens then to Article 3? Article 152? Article 153? Should our “regional divisions” be wiped out by the DAP (if they take Putrajaya), what will happen to Sabah and Sarawak’s special immigration rights which enables the two Borneo states to keep out troublemakers from the peninsula?
“Divisive”, and racist too
Kit Siang accuses the Umno general assembly of being “divisive” – with the Firsters it’s always this favourite word – and disuniting as well as deepening differences among Malaysians.
He alleges that Umno is playing up the “politics of fear, hate and lies”.
Grandpapa is also insistent that Malays and Islam are NOT under threat. That the Chinese are NOT out to grab political power. That Malays have NO reason to feel under siege. If Malays are feeling besieged, says Kit Siang, then it can only be due to Umno’s “dirty and despicable political tactics”.
J-Star definition of ‘Moderation’ … sounds exactly like DAP
What ‘silent majority’? They’re louder than CNY firecrackers
Railing against “fringe extremists who have become increasingly aggressive in their extremism, immoderation and intolerance”, Kit Siang portrays as if there is a “Silent Majority of moderates”.
Again he’s exhibiting the Porky Principle. Those whom he characterizes as “moderates” are anything but silent. They’re bloody loud.
In his speech, he reminds his audience that the real issues concern “good governance, accountability, transparency; democracy and human rights”. And the fight against corruption.
He said focusing on real issues is “particularly challenging today as extremist, immoderate and intolerant voices and forces have reared their ugly heads and stolen a march against the moderates” to divert the people’s attention.
The Dapster family are saviours who will rescue Malaysia from those “voices and forces of extremism, intolerance and bigotry”.
Papa Dapster: Malay rights NOT under threat
Papa Dapster today added to Grandpapa’s call yesterday to Ah Jib Gor to “reaffirm the Malaysian Dream”.
Echoing Lim Senior, Guan Eng said in his statement that “Malaysians are not so gullible as to believe that Malay and Islamic rights are under threat in a country where all the top political, security and key economic sectors are controlled or led by Malays”.
“By blaming only non-Malays, humiliating non-Muslims and even arbitrarily denying or depriving them of their fundamental constitutional rights, Umno and BN hopes to distract attention from the economic ills afflicting ordinary Malaysians,” claimed the DAP sec-gen.
The Penang Chief Minister similarly accused Umno of “resorting to racist and extremist postures” too. Like father, like son.
A meeting of moderate minds