History of Religion in 90 Seconds

How much does your religious belief system depend on where you happen to have been born? Would you hold the same religious beliefs you hold today had you been born in a different part of the world? What if you had different parents, or had been raised in a different household?

This 90-second long animated map provides an interesting perspective on how religious vary by geography and how they change and spread over time. For me, it raises questions about the eternity and exclusivity of any religion; and the balance of nature, nurture, and geography on religious views:

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A slightly larger version of this animation is available here and a full screen version here (may not work in all browsers).

One thought on “History of Religion in 90 Seconds”

  1. Clearly, given the rapid spread of blue, this proves that Christians are better at war! Makes sense given the commandment re: thou shalt kill. We’ll need to further discuss this on a pedal pub tour….if there’s anything that’s had a more powerful impact on history than war, it’s beer. Cheers.

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