Religion is growing globally

3432 Photograph- Stephanie Lecocq:EPAThe so-called “masters of suspicion”, Nietzsche, Marx and Freud, all thought that religion would wither and die in the 20th century. Others enthusiastically backed the secularisation hypothesis. Intellectually, the enlightenment had punctured it below the waterline and it was sinking. Religion was dead. Except, of course, the reverse has happened: it has flourished. Just not in the West.