The Right Coast

December 31, 2005
Latin America turning Protestant?
By Tom Smith

An interesting post at an interesting blog (which I just visited for the first time).

Some of the people at my fundamentalist Christian dojo go periodically to Peru to evangelize, or witness or whatever they call it. Be missionaries, would be the Catholic word. It is interesting how they speak of the Catholicism of Latin America, as merely superficial, insincere, a matter of habit, not conviction. No doubt this is true in many cases. I wonder how much of the Protestantization of Latin America comes from North American missionaries heading south. While there, they often do go works, it seems, such as setting up dental clinics and the like, no doubt much needed. The poverty I witnessed in Peru was terrible, especially among urban children.