In an era dominated by scientific rationality, the winds of secularization seem to be sweeping across societies, nudging believers towards a more flexible devotion. Nevertheless, as we delve into the intricate terrain of contemporary faith, we discover that the narrative of diminishing religious affiliation is not as simplistic as it may appear.
Ariel Corpus Flores, a professor at UNAM's Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, sheds light on the paradox of decreasing religious believers globally. Some argue that this shift is a consequence of secularization, a process in which rational explanations gain prominence in an increasingly enlightened society. However, an alternative narrative emerges—one where believers are not abandoning their faith but rather fleeing the rigid confines of institutionalized, bureaucratic churches.