10 Religion Facts for the Curious Mind

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Religion, or its many inquiries, is something nearly every human share in common. At RankingFact, we tell Religion Facts which for the curious mind. These facts expose one to the different truths people believe in. Now, without further ado, let’s present you ten random Religion facts.

  1. In the Catholic Christian faith, there are patron saints for nearly everything. Some of them include; coffee (Saint Drogo), beekeepers (Saint Ambrose) and headaches (Saint Bibiana).
  2. Christianity has long been the largest religion in the world, with 2.4 billion followers (2019 stats). On the other hand, Rastafari is the world smallest religion with 600,000 followers.
  3. The second-largest religion in the world is Islam, with approximately 1.9 billion followers. Also, around 1.2 billion people around the world in 2019 do not follow any religion.
  4. Some religious faiths require their believers to refuse medical treatment. A perfect example of this is the Jehovah’s Witnesses who are not allowed to receive blood transfusions. Also, Christian Scientists often refuse all forms of traditional medical treatment.
  5. Jews are the most educated than any other major religious group around the world. Muslims and Hindus are among those with the fewest years of formal schooling.
  6. In the next five decades, there would be more atheists, agnostics and other people who will not affiliate themselves with any religion.
  7. Nearly 40% of the World’s Catholics are in Latin America. The continent is home to over 425 million Catholics.
  8. In terms of religion and fertility rate, Muslims have the highest- an average of 2.9 children born per woman. Christians follow with 2.6 children per woman. Hindu and Jewish fertility both have 2.3 each.
  9. Mormons, a Christian religious group are not permitted to drink coffee, tea, or alcohol except soda.
  10. Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate holidays or events that honour people whom they consider aren’t Jesus. Examples of celebrations include birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and also Halloween. The Christian denomination also does not celebrate religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas as they believe it has pagan origins.