Jul
18

Divinely Different

Why are Americans significantly more religious than Europeans? In Europe, there are state churches that receive subsidies, and thus the clergy focus on politics and perquisites and not proselytizing. In addition, state-sponsored churches face virtually no competition, all but eliminating religious diversity. By contrast, here there’s such intense competition in doctrines, services and levels of observance that America is, pray tell, a religious cornucopia.

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