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Another Victim of the Covid: The Collapse of the Christian Church

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 Christmas of 1914: soldiers from opposite sides met in a friendly manner across the front line. For a short time, the Christian message of love managed to overcome the message of hate that came from national governments. It was just a brief moment for a deed that surely didn't go unpunished, later on. But it was highlighting a deep contradiction that was prefiguring the final collapse of the church, but that would take another century or so. It is coming now.   Sometimes, life is like watching the long needle of an old mechanical watch. No matter how carefully you eye it, it doesn't seem to move -- time seems to be frozen. Then, you look at something else, and when your glance is back to the watch, the needle has moved. Time has passed, and that moment will never come back. Sometimes, you have the same sensation with history. For a long time, everything seems to be frozen and nothing changes then, suddenly, everything has changed and the world is a different one. It has happened in this 2020 that, suddenly, changed everything, and the world of one year ago will never come back.I already noted how some institutions have been shattered at their foundations by the COVID crisis of 2020. One was the university, destroyed by the sudden discovery that it was an expensive machine that produced nothing useful for the state. Another illustrious victim is starting to crumble: it is the Church. Primarily, the Catholic Church in its claims of universality, but all Christian Churches have been affected by a crisis that left them stunned, suddenly realizing that they had nothing to say and nothing to do about a disaster that seemed to affect everybody. The collapse of the university and of the Church is all the more remarkable considering how old they are. The University in Europe has about one thousand years of history -- more if we consider the Islamic versions. The Christian Church is even older than that: it started existing in a recognizable form. . .

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