Friday, January 23, 2015
Liberation Theology Almost Sinks the Catholic Church In Latin America
Remember Liberation Theology, that unnatural coupling of Catholicism and Marxism which was supposed to save the Church from becoming irrelevant or even extinct in Latin American? Well, they've just counted hands and the results are in: it is precisely in countries where Liberation Theology exerted the greatest influence from the 1960s to the 1990s that the percentage of Catholics has declined most sharply while evangelical Protestant denominations which never flirted with Marxism are on the ascendancy everywhere in Latin America.
According to the Pew Research Center, the countries where Catholics have experienced the largest declines are: Nicaragua, El Salvador, Brazil, and Uruguay, all down approximately 20 or more percentage points. The countries where Protestants have experienced the largest gains: Honduras (41 percent), Guatemala (41 percent), Nicaragua (40 percent), and El Salvador (36 percent). So that was the tangible effect of the Church's de facto support for Marxist insurgencies in Central America.
We may conclude, therefore, that the greatest calamity that ever befell Catholicism in Latin America was the fusion of Christ's parables with Marx's dialectics, which did not in fact yield a "liberation" theology but an alienation theology.
Sorry, Pope Francis: Protestants Are Converting Catholics Across Latin America