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Does the number of followers determine the validity of a belief system?

Is one belief system more valid than another simply because there are more followers?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 4:42 PM on Jan. 4, 2011 in Religious Debate

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  • no
    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 4:42 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • no way
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:43 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • NO.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 4:43 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • no frackin' way.
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 4:44 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • No, because no one living today was around to know for sure what is real...just because one thing is more popular doesn't make it the best or more true.
    crystalbean2

    Answer by crystalbean2 at 4:45 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I wouldn't think so honestly I don't believe any two people even of the same religious affiliation could possibly have the *exact* same beliefs about every aspect of their proclaimed faith system. Everyone is going to translate somethings a little differently.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:47 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • NO and NO
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 4:47 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • That would make the belief system a fake and then the scriptures would be lying, when it was written,..'' walk by faith not by sight'', and the other scripture, '' we are saved by faith not by works, lest any man should boast''. Faith is by hearing and hearing by the word, which of God only, not by each other, we can still hear the word by reading it and putting it into action ourselves. Going to church is great and feels nice to be exposed to others that have things in common learning with them.
    But
    no, the size of the congregation is not the factor of how valid it is as a religion. THE TRUTH will set us free.
    coffeeyum

    Answer by coffeeyum at 4:59 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I don't think so
    Jambo4

    Answer by Jambo4 at 5:02 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • No
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 5:03 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

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