Christianity Declining 50 Percent faster than Thought–As One in 10 Under-25s Is a Muslim

John Bingham, Telegraph (London), May 16, 2013

A new analysis of the 2011 census shows that a decade of mass immigration helped mask the scale of decline in Christian affiliation among the British-born population–while driving a dramatic increase in Islam, particularly among the young.

It suggests that only a minority of people will describe themselves as Christians within the next decade, for first time.

Meanwhile almost one in 10 under 25s in Britain is now a Muslim.

The proportion of young people who describe themselves as even nominal Christians has dropped below half for the first time.

Initial results from the 2011 census published last year showed that the total number of people in England and Wales who described themselves as Christian fell by 4.1 million–a decline of 10 per cent.

But new analysis from the Office for National Statistics shows that that figure was bolstered by 1.2 million foreign-born Christians, including Polish Catholics and evangelicals from countries such as Nigeria.

They disclosed that there were in fact 5.3 million fewer British-born people describing themselves as Christians, a decline of 15 per cent in just a decade.

At the same time the number of Muslims in England and Wales surged by 75 per cent–boosted by almost 600,000 more foreign born followers of the Islamic faith.

While almost half of British Muslims are under the age of 25, almost a quarter of Christians are over 65.

The average age of a British Muslim is just 25, not far off half that of a British Christian.

Younger people also drove a shift away from religion altogether, with 6.4 million more people describing themselves as having no faith than 10 years earlier.

Secular campaigners said the new figures showed that Christianity had now dropped below “critical mass” making the case for disestablishing the Church of England stronger.

But the Church insisted that while there had been a significant drop in “nominal” Christians, the core of the Church remained firm.

Prof David Coleman, Professor of demography at Oxford University, said: “This is a very substantial change–it is difficult to see whether any other change in the census could have been remotely as big.

“But I wonder how far it reflects an overarching change in society where it is more acceptable more normal to say that you are not religious or are not Christian.”

Dr Fraser Watts, a Cambridge theologian, said it was “entirely possible” the people identifying themselves as Christians could become a minority within the next decade on the basis of the figures.

“It is still pretty striking and it is a worrying trend and confirms what anyone can observe –that in many churches the majority of the congregation are over 60,” he said.

Keith Porteous Wood, executive director of the National Secular Society, said the long-term reduction of Christianity, particularly among young people, was now “unstoppable”.

“In another 20 years there are going to be more active Muslims than there are churchgoers,” he said.

“The time has now come that institutional Christianity is no longer justified, the number has dropped below critical mass for which there is no longer any justification for the established Church, for example, or the monarch going through a religious ceremony at coronation.

“The expressions of optimism by the church are just completely misplaced.”

But a spokesman for the Church of England said: “These figures highlight the diversity of Christianity in this country today, something which has been increasing for decades and shows the relevance of Christianity to people from all backgrounds.

“These figures once again confirm that this remains a faithful nation and that the fall in the numbers identifying themselves as Christians is a challenge but–as you can see from the stability of Church of England attendance figures–the committed worshiping centre of the church remains firm.

“The challenge to the Church is to reconnect with the nominal.”

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  • steve7789

    Our national church (the Church of England) is a joke. Those who aren’t abandoning it altogether are converting to Catholocism,which whatever its flaws is a little less politically correct and pro homo.

    • Stentorian_Commentator

      As an Irish American, I’m supposed to hate the CofE, but I liked Peter Brimelow’s characterization as a form of local utility, for your religious needs when you need them. It’s sad to see it drop, because one of our major disadvantages v. the moo-slimes is that their murder cult gives them a place in the universe, a place in Allah’s plan, and in fact comforts them that Allah has already pre-directed all their actions, absolving them of responsibility (sure makes killing kids easier, eh?). Institutions like the CofE and the Catholic Church, plus our various prod denominations in America, have previously helped give us a place in the universe, too, without the murder cult addendum of the moo-slimes. When we lose that, we lose many reasons to continue, not to mention to act morally and responsibly. I’ve got no good solutions for the problem.

    • OlderWoman

      Converting to Catholicism is like putting a noose around your neck. It mind-controls it’s members, programs them into performing useless rituals and supports both sides behind the scenes. The Jesuits are controlling it and carrying out Ignatius Loyola’s intent to make the Catholic church the Controller of the World. It’s a dangerous religion, more pagan and perverted than Christian. It has murdered millions and millions of people who refused to be slaves to their deadly leadership.

  • http://twitter.com/AgentAxis D.B. Cooper

    Haven’t you heard? The former Christians are kneeling before that calf of gold. They have chosen to not live by the Law, so they will, well, we all know what Charlton Heston did.

  • Korpiklaani

    Well that’s one way to get rid of feminism…even though you have to shoot yourself in the foot to do it.

    • Jotun Hunter

      ive often thought the only bright side to the looming domimance of islam would be never again to hear from the angry irrational whining of feminists and gays – though it would be a bitter pill

      • brengunn

        There is no looming dominance of Islam. What there is is a looming dominance of secularism, in fact, it’s not looming but dominating already. Western Europe is ever more Atheistic and if not that, apathetic.

        I cannot even see Islam survive when there is so much evidence that contradicts the faith. I expect that within generations they will be just as irreligious as us Europeans, though segregated education(Islamic schools) and continued waves of immigration will no doubt affect how quickly they become secular.

        • Dom

          Yeah, the trends in islamic world affirm your point.

        • Jotun Hunter

          I can see it surviving due to the religions over representation amongst low IQ races. They are not prone to rationality, and there is the appeal of a kind of easy strength in their faith (only when counterpointed by our current effeminacy and general non judgemental uselessness). I don’t know that secularism per se is our greatest challenge. I for one am an agnostic/atheist and I cannot will myself to re-believe catholicism, even for the sake of communal or cultural strength. I think there is a way forward without religion, certainly without christianity, although we’ll need all the christians we can get in the mean time. I’d like to actually see stats on right wing vs left wing christian numbers. I actually found my way to race realism via Dawkins and some of that crowd, I would say I was particularly and permanently struck by an interview with Dawkins (even though he’s somehow ridiculously liberal) where, when presented with how there was evidence that having faith increased personal happiness or whatever he replied with ‘yes, but that doesnt make it true does it?’ — the acceptance of hard facts, and a strict adherence to truth and reality above false idealism is a great part of what brings me here. If amren was posting articles about how whites are the best because it says so in the bible I would be gone. Therefore, while I see your point, I cannot quite reconcile lumping secularism in with feminism, tribal media control, immigration and liberal democracy as amongst our greatest foes.

        • capnmorgan5150

          “Western Europe is ever more Atheistic and if not that, apathetic.”

          I would guess most of these people leaving C of E aren’t going Muzzie, they’re going Atheist. The Muzzies are being imported.

  • Ralph

    Christianity has been a curse on Whites for centuries. It’s taking Islam to rid us of this week seed belief system. Christian churches, with few exceptions, want to be churches of what’s happening now; and yesterday’s sin is today’s accepted practice. Homosexuality, for example.

    If enough people protest in favor of bestiality, i imagine many Christian churches will fall in line.

    Christianity puts humans above their concept of God, and that is its downfall.

    • OlderWoman

      Don’t lump ALL Christians into your belief. There are politically incorrect Christians who stand for Jesus Christ instead of kowtowing to Rome, the National and World Councils of Churches.

    • Jotun Hunter

      I agree that it is a weakness overall — however its the only surviving faith of any kind the west still has practitioners of. It could be made ‘more pagan’ that might be a good way forward. I don’t think they’ll ever play the ‘bestiality’ or ‘paedophilia’ card as it invovles a non-consenting second party – if you get me. Very hard to sell. They will however keep harping on about insane individual choices like trannies and sex changers and want bawdier and bawdier queer parades and things.

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    On the other hand, this means we’ll be able to test the theory that Christianity makes white people racial cowards. As Christianity declines among British whites, it means they should be gaining more racial courage in earnest.

    • The__Bobster

      Maybe. OTOH, it may prove that the Brits aren’t willing to believe in anything.

    • Glickstein44

      I cant help thinking no one is more satisfied at the results than Zionists & Babylonian Talmudists who have worked overtime for the last 100 years or so to subvert & take over organized Christianity.

  • MikeS

    “Islam replacing Christianity among young Brits.”
    —————————————–
    Just like it will replace life with death among young Brits.

  • ye ol’ swampyankee

    Islam, unlike Christianity hasn’t become feminized.

    So it apparently seems to have an appeal to male converts.

    Women converts as well. Women secretly desire masculine leadership and social order.

    • Sick of it

      As long as it’s done by anyone other than a white male.

    • guest

      What I find ridiculous is how feminists will complain that Christianity is a patriarchal religion that oppresses women, yet they say very little to nothing about the horrific ways that muslims treat women. Any woman who converts to Islam might as well just kiss her freedom and her life goodbye.

      • bigone4u

        Right you are. Look at the white wife of the Boston muzzie terrorist.

      • Dom

        70% of converts to islam in the West are women. So it’s apealing to them obviously.

      • OlderWoman

        Feminists are mentally ill. They are chronic complainers much like blacks. Both have the entitlement mentality.

    • whitworth

      But they don’t need Islam. They need a Christian church other than the ‘Church of England’, like the Evangelical Baptist Church which hasn’t been ‘feminized’ and isn’t afraid to take on the Muslim religion as a competitor.

  • The__Bobster

    Younger people also drove a shift away from religion altogether, with 6.4 million more people describing themselves as having no faith than 10 years earlier.
    ________

    Maybe they’re just looking around and deciding that their God has abandoned them.

  • David Ashton

    Fashion counts with young Brits and some will feel a leftist sympathy for the “downtrodden” Palestinians, Iraqis and Afghans. But the drift from the “Church” of “England” (a double misnomer for this tragically pathetic relic) to Islam may also reflect an instinctive need for a strong moral code and authoritarian voice in a climate of “social liberalism” (i.e. sex, drug & rap decadence). Some of the white converts to Islam I knew in Norwich some years ago were pro-Nazi.

    • Dude

      Anything else you can tell us about these “pro-Nazi” converts to Islam? They sound interesting.

      • Other Guest

        Don’t get so excited. Islam has always been anti-jew. It was one of their founding principles, ie, it comes from Abrahams disinherited son Ishmael. In fact muslims were allies if not instigators in WWII of the nazis thru Arafats uncle the Mufti of Jerusalem who want to claim Jerusalem only for muzzies. Muslims don’t like you or non-muslims any better than they do jews.

        • OlderWoman

          Anti-Hebrews/Israelites has been in existence since the time of Ishmael the son of Abraham and the Egyptian Hagar.

      • David Ashton

        Here is my story, which began when teaching in Norwich. Two candidates for a Religious Education post, both well-read and competent, arrived. The Muslim was chosen over the Christian, possibly because it looked good. (Our only “diversity” then was the occasional Irish Traveler in the special needs mobile classroom.) He was a white convert to Islam, who shared with me an interest in Heidegger, and in credit reform. When asked if he really believed in jinn, he said “We have to accept the whole metaphysical package”. One day Ibrahim L—– arrived with two pamphlets in “plain sealed wrappers” (his words) by his Shaykh, Dr Abdalquadir as-Sufi (a Scotsman named Ian Dallas, who found Islamic themes in Wagner), one on finance and world war, and the other (as I best recall) suggesting that after victory over the “Yajui”, TV programs would force Jews to engage in gladiatorial combat to entertain viewers!!
        One of my pupils said to me on day: “We live next door to Mr L—– and can see into his bathroom. Do you know what he does every morning?” I feared the answer, but she said: “He looks in the mirror and curls his ginger beard” (with added henna, presumably like the Prophet PBUH). Luckily our Headmaster never realized the outcome of his PC staff appointment.
        I was invited into Norwich Mosque (now in other hands) being careful to remove my shoes and avoid staring at the young ladies who served tea while we all sat on a carpet. All white people – “green fascists” with an interest in bimetallism and conspiracy theory. One of them had visited Lady Mosley (as indeed had I) – “a lovely lady”. A Basque supporter was invited later on to a Norfolk Quaker group, but carefully evaded my questioning among the Society of Gullible Friends. Ibrahim has now moved north, and Shaykh Abdalquadir is reportedly active in South Africa.
        For more details, Google “Murabitun Norwich”.

  • a multiracial individual

    Muslims have high rates of fertility, and Whites don’t really believe in God anymore.

    • OlderWoman

      Millions of Whites DO believe in God. They’re just not the members of the politically correct churches.

  • borogirl54

    Let’s be honest. Britain is going to be the next Muslim state. Expect to see more Muslim excesses such as honor killings, grooming young white women for prostitution rings, and more forced marriages. If I was a white Brit, I would buy my ticket to another country now.

    • Charles Martel

      For what country?
      They re everywhere now.

      An advice don’t even think about France, it’s even worse…

  • Ralph

    There is a parallel story going on in Britain right now that seems to tell the tale of a nation that has become weak. The native red squirrels are being replaced by non-native grey squirrels. Why? Because the reds simply aren’t competing. They have a lower birthrate than the greys and are less aggressive so they’re losing the land they were in first and may go extinct. Meanwhile, Prince Charles, showing how out of touch the royals are, is trying to save the red squirrels, but he can’t seem to see that what he should be doing is trying to save the White Britons.

    It is nature’s way. Either fight to have what you believe is yours and have enough of your own children so there is no room for others, or you will be replaced. There is no moral high ground here. Compete better or lose. And, that applies to all of us Whites. We must compete better or we’re going to go extinct.

    • David Ashton

      I see Prince Charles’ squirrel activity as potentially symbolic the other way round, but the point you make about white procreation is valid.

  • WR_the_realist

    It has long been observed that in Great Britain the churches are empty and the mosques are full. The Church of England is full of atheist priests while the imams really believe what they say they believe. And who is more likely to have four or more children — a British Muslim or a British atheist? We all know the answer to that one. Demography is destiny and Great Britain is destined to be a northern outpost of the caliphate.

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    Of course the Muslims are taking over. YT’s tax dollars subsidize their huge families, while the working whites have to forgo or delay starting their own families. It’s just what the Marxists wanted.

    Mohammed here is a perfect example of this. Despite his “seven British degrees” he has been unemployed for three years because of raycisssssm (I guess the racism isn’t bad enough for him to consider going home, unfortunately). Meanwhile he and his wife just keep popping out little bombers. He gets to raise his 11 “British” children on YT’s dime, while bashing YT for racism.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myQ9tkQD2UE

    • Other Guest

      In muslim countries non-muslims pay a special tax called jizya as a tribute to their muslim betters. That is another (non) benefit they bring with them and what they expect, in this case in the form of (financial) benefits. It’s a ruse. -Besides, not enough time to work when busy producing a dozen kids.

    • Sangraal

      I see Mohammed is a ‘well-known’ Rochdale resident. Wonder if he was chummy with the local rape-gang?
      I don’t believe for a second this guy has ‘seven British degrees’, he seems like a half-wit.
      I like how the white fellow takes his glove off towards the end, to better berate him – I thought he was going to slap him with it…

      • Homo_Occidentalis

        I think a good smack across the face is precisely what this roach deserves. To the Englishman’s credit, however, he managed to keep himself composed and continued to deliver his eloquent argument despite the fact that the invader immediately resorted to name-calling. I don’t know that I could have tolerated this human refuse in my face for more than a single second before becoming quite enraged.

    • guest

      Great video there. Shows a few things:

      1. Don’t argue with them. They don’t care what we say. For them it’s a constant loop of whining about racism.

      2. The British interviewer became visibly angry! I thought no one in Britain could ever become angry or express any negative feelings about having to pay unemployed Muslim activists to have 11 children. Maybe the British guy is old enough to have memories of WWII. That generation will soon be gone though.

      3. The UK must be a nice place to be unemployed and have babies!

      I have a vision of England in the future: as the Militia of the British Caliphate is closing in on the last remaining British ghettos, the Militia will send in a troop of its special forces who will wander in to the British ghetto, ask for a job and money, and then start accusing the Brits of racism. The small band of starving British people there will immediately fall into a fight among themselves, between one side who is determined to give the Caliphate all their remaining food and their attractive under-18 females, and the other side that only wants to give up the food. One side will accuse the other side of racism and try to arrest the other side.

      Sharia, coming soon to the UK! I only worry about what’s going to be done with all the art and historical treasures. The Muslims have a habit of destroying cultural items that aren’t Muslim, regardless of how beautiful they are. I hope the last flight out of the UK will be loaded with artifacts of the British, while leaving behind the wimps who refused to do anything for their country.

      As for this unemployed Pakistani father of 11, there’s a solution which is so simple and obvious. One-way airfare for 13 to Pakistan will cost about $15,000, which is probably what he’s getting from British taxpayers every month, so the ROI starts within 30 days!

  • ye ol’ swampyankee

    In a journalism course years ago about 0.75 white female and feminist viewpoints dominated the class. Of the remaining 12-14 students, most were non white male minorities. It was a rather large class.

    Strange- strange. . . I can remember young white men students being chastised for statements not consistent with feminist principals, yet the white feminists just shut-up when a minority said something.

    Women’s studies as far as Islam is concerned, is dominated by the men and hinges upon two central issues. Cooking for him and how many babies she’ll produce.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carl.horowitz.5 Seek

    The time has come to throw all Muslims out of the UK. Simply remove them. They are a mortal threat to that green and pleasant land.

    • OlderWoman

      ‘…green and pleasant land.’

      “Jerusalem” is a beautiful hymn. I love to hear it sung by natural born Brits. Knowing that Britain is being destroyed it brings a tear to my eye.

  • White Mom in WDC

    Christianity is losing its appeal as it requires people to put aside natural healthy self preservation and ‘love strangers’. Again, charity begins at home.

  • AugustusAlexander

    I really get upset with the mainstream white atheist ….much of what they say sounds good in an ideal world but the world is far from ideal.

    What some of them do not get is what are these western whites being replaced with and are the people who are replacing Christians are they better or worse?

    Atheist run around and say “we are all the same” while demonizing Christianity and their own culture then the country lets in tons of immigrants who are either Muslim or not much like white westerners at all. Then you say something about it and the atheist says “we are all the same stop being racist.” Well i hope the athiest enjoys millions of people who are not atheist or christian and whos culture is as far away from European as you can imagine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/harry.schneider1 Harry Schneider

    This again proves how utterly stupid the Brits are to allow this to happen.

  • PDK?Kelto-Scandic Secessionist

    Most people are of the mistaken belief that Europe’s dark
    ages began with the fall of Rome in AD 476. This is not true. Europe’s dark
    ages began shortly after Mohammed sent his Muslims out to conquer the world at
    or near his own death, circa AD 632, a sesquicentennial later. What transpired
    then to cause the collapse of Roman civilization, the Mediterranean world, were
    in fact those very Muslims on the march for Allah and Mohammed.

    The man who postulated this thesis was Henri Pirenne, a
    Belgian historian, born circa 12/1862- died 10/1935. His book was published as
    Mohammed and Charlemagne shortly after his death. Apparently, Henri was
    imprisoned by Germany during WW1, and wrote his book, while in prison, from
    memory, and then upon release at wars end, unbelievably, he put his manuscript
    down never to return to. I believe this is what happened as best I understand
    it.

    Further, it appears to me his great work may have been lost
    forever but for one of his sons finding his work, editing it into completion and
    subsequently publishing it, in 1937.

    The Muslims did then what they do now, bring their faith of ruination and
    destruction into all the lands they invade, conquer, submit and further, with
    the intent to enslave all people to their misogynistic, inferiority complexed,
    hateful and insane religion. Unbelievably, white liberals embrace these people.

    When those very Muslims destroyed the civilization the
    Roman’s built in SW Asia, the Levant, NA and the Iberian Peninsula, the fair
    free trade that supported the Roman civilization was destroyed as well,
    eliminating the wealth creation process and ushered in the poverty that
    subsequently caused the dark ages.

    It was with the Crusades that the middle ages began. In the late 11th century
    Pope Urban the 2nd, called for European Christians to retake the Holy Land, as
    the Muslim conquerors were beheading European Christians on their pilgrimage to
    the said, Holy Land. This effort helped spurred the growth of European culture,
    and therefore helped lead Europe on into the renaissance.

    For me, the state of affairs between European, white
    Christians and Islam remained fairly stable from the end of the Crusades until
    the late 19th, early 20th century, when American oil men
    I believe, found oil in the Arab deserts of the Middle East. Capitalism came to
    Islam, and this meant wealth creation, which in turn, spurred a resurgence of
    sorts, in loser Islam, by the Muslins themselves, as reflected in the birth of
    the Muslim Brotherhood, by one Hassan el-Banna in 1928.

    Since that time Islam has been growing by leaps and bounds.
    Like mushrooms after a rain storm, the Muslims took advantage of the oil money
    and sprouted fast and furious as mushrooms must do before the life creating
    wealth dries up, and this to further Mohammed’s directive to conquer, submit
    and enslave all to their insanity of Islam.

    Meanwhile, white liberals the world over began adopting the
    liberal ideological concept of the “White man’s burden” at least as early as
    the 1830s. This insanity of white liberals, be they the flock of immaturity or
    be they the Good Shepard white leaders of the megalominiacism of a
    God-complexed, narcissistic personality, is forcing upon all whites the burden
    of parenting and saving all non-whites, to the point of, “invading and
    raiding”, our treasures of cultural wealth and gene pool.

    The liberal nightmare falsely perceived as a dream, where
    all will be delivered to a new Promised Land of Utopia, will in reality lead
    only to a Dystopia, from which our posterity will be forced to slog through
    said Dystopia’s slough, perhaps never to rendezvous with their happiness which
    only the living in “harmony with their own nature” can bring.

    Blacks, browns, Islamics and all the world’s losers, intend
    to rifle our locks, raid our treasures and sub-plant us in our own land.

    Secession is the answer, the only answer.

    This post dispatched from the “Sanctuary of the Herald/Crier
    Project” for secession and a future harmonious life in happiness. Thank you.

  • Fr. John+

    Is it really fair, or even honest, to include non-Brits and non-Whites in ANY survey of data vis a vis European/White Countries? How can one even honestly compare apple and oranges, or apples and coconuts, and not have skewed results?

    Pieces like this are rarely more than indoctrinatory propaganda. Something the Blatant Bias Corporation seems to excel in…

  • LastBastionOfHope

    I think I speak for lots of atheists when I say this…though I am an atheist I won’t scold religious people. It’s your life and you can believe or not believe what you want. However, even as an atheist, I can clearly notice that all religions are not made equal. Islam is clearly far and away the only religion today that actively promotes violence, war, and treats women like animals. They make it normal to fly planes into buildings and stone children. Christianity does not do this stuff.

  • OlderWoman

    The churches failed their members by becoming politically correct. Both in U.K. and the U.S. These churches are members of the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches. They’ve returned to Rome. They’re in apostasy.