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Thank you very much for your insight. Actually, I was directly quoting William Sims Bainbridge when I presented this statement:
"Secularization does not mean a decline in the need for religion, but only a loss of power by traditional denominations. Studies of the geography of religion show that where the churches become weak, cults and occultism explode to fill the spiritual vacuum."
I think Bainbridge is correct. The scary part is Bainbridge's association with scientistic cults, which he feels provide the perfect alternative to orthodox religions. In his own words, Bainbridge has advocated the use of these cults in what he calls "religious engineering."