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It is not news that in North America and Europe the traditional church no longer possesses the smothering authority it used to wield over the people. A well-educated, economically secure, well-fed population doesn’t look to the skies for solace.
Look around if you happen to visit. You see magnificent, old churches whose pews are growing increasingly empty or have completely emptied in some places. Decades-old stone buildings that once served believers have been converted into apartments or bars.
A weaker church there has left more room for a more autonomous and more assertive individual, who answers only to his conscience, not to the conscience of his pastor.
Only in societies where humans are insecure and less free, as in Kenya, does the church still hold sway.
Pop-up evangelists are everywhere here, reaping from the scourge of urban purposelessness, flourishing at the expense of the liberties of others, cosy in the shield provided by the cultural taboo against criticizing “people of faith”.
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