Folk Religions

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Major Religious Groups - Religious Demographics - Largest Religions
... The table below lists religions classified by philosophy however, religious philosophy is not always the determining factor in local practice ... by a combination of census reports, random surveys (in countries where religion data is not collected in census, for example the United States or France), and self-reported attendance numbers, but results can vary ... Informal or unorganized religions are especially difficult to count ...
Religious Demographics - Largest Religions
... The table below lists religions classified by philosophy however, religious philosophy is not always the determining factor in local practice ... by a combination of census reports, random surveys (in countries where religion data is not collected in census, for example the United States or France ... Informal or unorganized religions are especially difficult to count ...
Religion In The People's Republic Of China
... Religion in China overall based on different surveys Folk religions and Taoism (30%) Buddhism (18%) Christianity (4%) Ethnic minorities indigenous religions (including Vajrayana and Theravada) (4%) Islam (2 ... The Chinese religions are family-oriented and do not demand the exclusive adherence of members ... Some scholars doubt the use of the term "religion" in reference to Buddhism and Taoism, and suggest "cultural practices", "thought systems" or "philosophie ...
Religious Groups - Folk
... The term folk refers to a broad category of traditional religions that includes shamanism and elements of animism and ancestor worship, where traditional means "indigenous, that which is aboriginal or foundational ... These are religions that are closely associated with a particular group of people, ethnicity or tribe they often have no formal creeds or sacred texts ... Traditional African religions, e.g ...

Famous quotes containing the words religions and/or folk:

    The ancients adorned their sarcophagi with the emblems of life and procreation, and even with obscene symbols; in the religions of antiquity the sacred and the obscene often lay very close together. These men knew how to pay homage to death. For death is worthy of homage as the cradle of life, as the womb of palingenesis.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)

    I think that Richard Nixon will go down in history as a true folk hero, who struck a vital blow to the whole diseased concept of the revered image and gave the American virtue of irreverence and skepticism back to the people.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)