In 1970, the Boston Consulting Group created the product growth-market share matrix to help corporations analyze their product lines. The process used a two-vector array that ranked the different products by growth and market share. Growth indicates how attractive the product (in our case, the religion) is appealing to the population. If the rate of expansion is higher than the competition, then that specific religion has some advantage that causes people to become members. F
In the old days, usury was considered immoral. Archaeological research shows that interest rates 3700 years ago in the City of Ur in present-day Iraq were 20% for silver metal and 33 1/3% for grain, and that's not per annum. The time-frame for lending was from planting a crop to harvesting a crop. So, annual interest rates were much higher than you would think. It was during this time-frame that compound interest was invented. Compound interest is interest on the interest owe
One of the most exciting beliefs in Muslim tradition is about the Gospel of Jesus. The legend is that Moses was given the Torah, and Jesus was given the "Injil" or "Injeel," which most scholars interpret as a gospel like Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. Gospel translated from Greek means "good news," so the book is about the good news of Jesus Christ. The word "Injil" occurs 12 times in the Qur'an. It always refers to a book that was sent down or given to the Muslim Jesus. In my
After writing and posting the blog about "Christians and Muslims Together", I chanced upon this post in Reddit. ICC is the International Criminal Court. Whereas it approves an investigation into Israel regarding its treatment of Palestinians, it won't investigate China's treatment of the Uyghur Muslims. As the title reads, China has too much Influence.
Christians' persecution can be historically traced from the first century of the Christian era to the present day. Christian missionaries and converts have been martyred for their faith ever since the emergence of Christianity. Despite disputes and difficulties with numbers, there are indicators such as the Danish National Research Database, that Christians are, as of 2019, the most persecuted religious group in the world. As the most persecuted group globally, being a Christ
One question that has intrigued me is why some Muslim nations have such an intense hatred for Israel? The answer is not apparent; some people suggest it goes as far back as Abraham and his two sons' division. In any case, the reasons may not be so evident, but we will explore them anyway. A total of 26 nations out of 193 countries in the United Nations don’t recognize or do not maintain diplomatic relations with Israel. A few countries like Cuba, North Korea, and Venezuela on