Today, there are almost eight billion people in the world, and over 310,000 are born every day. As about 130,000 people die every day, this means that almost twice as many people are born as they pass. Find out in this article which languages people speak most commonly and the top 10 religions in the world.

Before we check the top 10 religions in the world, lets me represent you the most popular languages of humanity:

  1. Mandarin-Chines: 1.1 billion people
  2. Spanish: 471 million people
  3. English: 370 million people
  4. Hindu: 342 million people
  5. Arabic: 315 million people
  6. Portuguese: 232 million people
  7. Bengali: 229 million people
  8. Russian: 154 million people
  9. Japanese: 126 million people
  10. Lahnda (Western Punjabi): 118 million people

Top 10 Religions in the WorldDo you ever wonder which are the top 10 religions in the world?

Nowadays, religion is systematized into primitive religions, animism and supernaturalism, and world religions – theisms and systems of abstract beliefs (Taoism, Buddhism).

Christianity: about 2.1 billion believers

Islam: about 1.5 billion believers

Hinduism: about 900 million believers

Chinese traditional religion: about 800 million believers

Buddhism: about 500 million believers

Folk (ethnic, traditional) religions: about 300 million believers

African traditional religions: about 100 million believers

Sikhism: about 20 million believers

Spiritualism: about 15 million believers

Judaism: about 14 million believers

Scientology: about 500,000 believers

Finally, Let’s Look at the Differences Between Faith and Religion

Faith is not dogma; religion is dogma. Faith is an innate feeling; religion is learned knowledge. Faith is the natural state of the soul; religion is the artificial state of mind. Faith is a substance; religion is accidental. Faith is immutable; religion is changeable. Faith is a subject; religion is a predicate. Faith is a will; religion is desire. Faith is love; religion is duty.

Faith is the soul; religion is the body. Faith is consciousness; religion is news. Faith is the source; religion is the flow. Faith is the heart; religion is the brain. Faith is thought; religion is doctrine. Faith is belief; religion is direction. Faith is semantics; religion is dogmatics. Faith is morality; religion is politics. Faith is secret; religion is public.

Strong Individual Faith and Weak Collective Practice

It is essential to know this difference between faith, as an innate belief, and religion, as a learned affiliation. This also explains the difference between a (non) religious believer and a religious (non) believer. This statement may seem unusual, but it is very noticeable even with the slightest insight into the people around us. It is noticeable that there have always been those who are in the depths of their soul believers but did not necessarily belong to any formal religion. Likewise, there have always been, and especially today, those who belong to traditional religion but are formally (un) believers because they neither understand nor practice religious dogma. The modern age is particularly characteristic, especially in Europe, of the individual’s solid personal faith and the collective’s weak religious practice. It seems that with Muslims, the opposite is true. Especially lately, Muslims have strongly shown their collective affiliation with Islam, but they lack a proper understanding of the meaning of religion on an individual level. The reason is probably that the Muslim’ ulema’ did not sufficiently explain the difference between “faith” as a gift of God and “religion” as a human art. In essence, God’s gift of faith is equally available to all people. But this gift, like any other gift of God, can develop in various ways, even in the form of its antipode – delusions into faith. There is a fine line between pure faith and pure fantasy. It is maintained by common sense and is interrupted by a sick human mind to the detriment of pure faith and in favor of pure dogma or ideology.

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