Drudge Report has a link to a story claiming that members of Islam now outnumber members of the Catholic faith. The Vatican made the announcement in which is asserts that 19.2% of the world’s population is Muslim while 17.4% are Catholic. The Vatican also believes that if all Christians (Protestants, Anglicans, Orthodox were considered, the number would be about 33% of the world’s population.
But perhaps the most profound revelation was that, “while the number of Catholics as a proportion of the world’s population was fairly stable, the percentage of Muslims was growing because of higher birth rates.”
The debate over changing demographics and birth rates has actually been a topic of discussion for some time now among population gurus. In April, 2007, we featured a very interesting article titled, The Four Major Transformations, written by Herbert Meyer. Take some time to re-read and cast your thoughts on the topic.