This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Evangelism in East and West

Everything I’ve said about evangelical missions in the West also applies to the East. But it goes without saying that this activity is far less pronounced in Eastern religions, and for that reason “conversions” are not so frequent. The reason for this discrepancy is first of all the different in human types: in Westerners, the rajastic element is predominant, and this creates a tendency toward horizontal expansion that is not present in other peoples. It is also a question of material and political power, which is the West’s specialty. Hindu culture, for example, does not possess a powerful military presence capable of colonizing the globe. And Islamic societies tend to not be affluent enough to send members of their youth on mission vacations to far away places in order to pity the less fortunate, dazzle them with toothbrushes, and hopefully “win” them over to the faith, all in a few days time.

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