77. The church was no longer in the middle

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The church used to be in the middle of the village and represented a beacon in man's existence. It was supposed to be a symbol of God's presence on earth. It had to remind constantly the main goal in man's life.

In many circles of the Western world the church is no longer the main preoccupation

Because of measurable "bread and butter" realities more fundamental items as consumption, housing and health have drawn religious matters into the background. The [[church]] is no longer in the middle of the [[village]]. It is not any longer at the center of their concern.

The excessive speed of mondialisation, the exacting demands of the God of consumerism and the to-and-fro swinging, from one period to another and from one domain to another, cause inner heartaches. People feel like individuals "with no sense of belonging" and "characters without qualities".

One thing we should not forget: if we don't guard against any individuals trying to sell justificationsfor letting the gory constructions of their criminal instincts run wild andconcoct pretexts for their malicious acts, we might miss out on the momentsthey are stealing the appropriate junctures, impersonate god and usurp the spirit ofreligious beliefs.

One thing we should not forget: if we don't guard against any individuals trying to sell justificationsfor letting the gory constructions of their criminal instincts run wild andconcoct pretexts for their malicious acts, we might miss out on the m...

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