Saturday, August 11, 2012

God Bless America, the Dumb

Americans have a penchant for stupidity - we specialize in molly-coddling it, in ourselves first, and then in others, if we have any patience left.

"In November 2011, I met an American missionary who has served in Guatemala for 36 years. He described a recent (unpublished) doctoral study examining Protestantism in one part of Guatemala. The Hispanic scholar had hoped to substantiate Max Weber’s thesis on the connection between Protestantism and economic development. The data, however, drove him to conclude that the gospel taught by present-day American missions makes no perceptible difference to the economic life of the believing communities."


What about the vaunted "Third Wave" of Protestantism that is supposed to save us all, in the West?

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