Tuesday, October 13, 2009

QI Fact of the Day


(The following - including the St Augustine quotation - is on the BBC Website homepage today... I found it interesting, and thought you might too.)

The Christian congregation in Africa has grown by more than 4,300% since 1900 - a rate of expansion unknown since the earliest years of the Church. There are about 390 million practising Christians in Africa today, more than three times as many as in 1970. Over the next 20 years, this figure is expected to grow by a further 200 million.

The good Christian should beware the mathematician and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of hell. ST AUGUSTINE (354-430)

2 comments:

Markio said...

Does this go some way to explain why despite all my efforts I could only achieve B grade at GCSE?

Seriously though; mathmatical trends do often mislead. One thinker once said

"statistics are like bikinis, they show what's important, but hide what's essential".

Anonymous said...

The picture reminds me of the church services in Nigeria....joyce