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Changing American Demographics

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Norseone, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Norseone

    Norseone Emperor

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    You thought I was goona talk about hispanics didnt you? No, I wanna talk about this article. http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1834402,00.html

    The other day I was driving in a rural area near my home, and suddenly I saw what appeared to be a horse and buggy. I went home to make sure I wasnt having some kind of halloucination and found out from my parents that yes, some Amish families had just moved into my area. Then, today I just saw this article. So, the amish population (almost) doubles every 16 years. That means in 100 years the amish population will be into the 10s of millions

    But seriously, are there any other religious groups that are still growing this fast in the developed world. I know abotu the amish and the FLDS.
     
  2. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    I support more German speaking people in the United States.
     
  3. Norseone

    Norseone Emperor

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    Do you support me taking German 1 this semester in college?
     
  4. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    I support everyone taking German, everywhere.

    Even if you live in Nigeria.
     
  5. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    The FLDS population growth isn't all that statistically significant I think, at least not when compared to that of the regular LDS church. I think LDS membership in America increases by about half a million or so each year.
     
  6. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    I read this article earlier, and found it strange that they called them a "religious group".
     
  7. Holycannoli

    Holycannoli Deity

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    They have really dirty feet, and can sometimes smell a little. But overall they're good people.
     
  8. Norseone

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    well in pure numbers its not signifigant...but if they dont start getting higher drop out rates it will be fairly soon. They are what 20,000 strong? I recall reading that well over half of FLDS members are under 18. if they keep up that it could become very large, not that I think they will. They probably have a relatively high drop out rate that will slow their growth.
     
  9. Aramazd

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    So are politicians going to start pandering to Amish voters now?
     
  10. RalofTyr

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  11. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Good thing the Republicans offended all the Hispanics with the failure of immigration reform :p
     
  12. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Take a greyhound through Cleveland if you want to practice your German. For whatever reason, there's always been Amish people when I've passed through the station (oh and it's a beautiful example of Art Deco too btw!).

    It's the only place I've had a conversation in (broken) German outside Europe.
     
  13. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    I've ridden a greyhound on the way to New Orleans in 2005. Sorry to say that probably most of the people I saw on that bus didn't make it to 2006. They were in very bad shape.
     

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