Ethiopia's religious dynamics from 1994 to 2019 (via zemfort1983): Oriental Orthodoxy: 50.6% to 38.9% Islam: 32.4% to 34.6% Protestantism: 10.1% to 23.4% Pagans: 4.6% to 1.5% Catholics: 0.9% to 0.4% Other: 1.0% to 0.9% So you basically have the Orthodox converting to Protestantism - mostly Pentecostalism at that - while Muslims edge up as a... Read More
There's been some discussion in the previous thread over whether or not Russian religiosity has increased since the end of the USSR, when for obvious reasons people weren't polled on these questions. It's quite obvious to me that religiosity has increased. 1. Personal observations: Church services in provincial Russia 15 years ago - almost all... Read More
I meant to write about this PEW poll when it came out this May. Better late than never, I guess. They highlight what they consider "9 key findings" here. Here is what I found to be the most interesting, significant, and/or surprising: View on democracy and free markets: Amusingly, the Ukraine is least pro-market, Lenin... Read More
The second part of my series comparing Russia, Britain, and the US focuses on the people themselves. What are their strengths and foibles? How do they vary by class, region, race, and religion? How do they view each other and other countries and peoples? What do they eat, drink, and watch? Where do they travel... Read More
I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.
One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.
Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.