Here, an Anglican and a United Church occupy most of a city block. In my home town, it's a Catholic and an Anglican Church. The Catholic Church is well supported, (the Separate School Tax doesn't hurt any!) but the others mentioned have dwindling parishioners. The Anglican Church was left with about a dozen families supporting it, and the huge heating heating bills for such a large building forced the sale of the Manse, and downgrading to a part time priest. Maybe they should court the Satanists, the Hellfire would help with the heating bill!
This decline has not gone unnoticed by the Oligarchy, and they are certainly promoting an alternative - the Religion of Peace. The mistrust betwixt the Oligarchs and the Priesthood ensured the Separation of Church and State, but the Islamists do away with that, melding politics and religion into one coercive system, with the (very attractive to the Oligarchs) death penalty for opting out.
And then there's the assassins. One doesn't hear about Presbyterian or Anglican suicide bombers. And the targets are invariably innocent folk, just going about their lives as best they can, in Markets, Hospitals, Schools. Howcome the Dictators in their palaces, or the hated legislators, conveniently gathered in their lavish legislatures, are never the victims?
As the daily "terrorist" slaughter continues, it's pointed out that "extremists" are to blame. Yet, they all have one commonality - the religion of peace.
Its agenda is world domination, and it suits the Oligarchy just fine, since they too seek one world government.
Use foolproof airtight logic on a mind that's closed and you're dead. - William J. Reilly, Opening Closed Minds