I have called it the "dumbing down of society"
So many sheep, I can't believe my eyes/ears. If people don't start using their heads, other people will.
I was lucky. I never fell into the doctrine of religion, because I asked too many questions, and when I was in my early teens, I told my mama I didn't want to go to church anymore. She was the victim of my endless questions where I ignored her telling me I couldn't question this or that. I did it anyway. She let me quit.
When I got clean/sober, there were many recovering Catholics, and it always made me laugh when they said that. I have the gift of critical thinking, and question just about everything. The version of Christianity practiced in the West truly sucks, and made wypipo Gods.
Most Black people have yet to tear themselves away from the practice of religion that teaches them not to question anything in The Bible. We should, because it enslaved us and made us holier than thou; something I can't get with, because it's too exclusive.
Excellent article, Ms. Rebecca!