Reid continues with incisive insight: "...the adult members of churches today rarely raise serious religious questions for fear of revealing their doubts of being thought of as strange. There is an implicit conspiracy of silence or religious matters in churches. This conspiracy covers up the fact that the churches do not change lives or influence conduct to any appreciable degree." I am increasingly concerned that churches and ministries mainly aim to produce consumers that will merely purchase their products and support their endeavours and thus we have not heeded the Gospel call to make disciples. Make we rediscover the true purpose and promise of community.
Reid, C H 1966. The God Evaders. New York: Harper and Row.