I've watched some recordings of various evangelical groups speaking in tongues in the US. It now appears to be spreading to the UK. What is this all about?


This is quite a disturbing phenomenon. Deliberately induced hysteria is a common tool of fanatical religious groups but this speaking in tongues has  become so commonplace that many individuals seem to have little problem turning it on casually with no embarrassment (even in the UK).


Once Christian missionaries from supposedly developed countries systematically stripped native cultures of such rituals, developed to free group consciousness. It seems as if the US evangelicals have now decided to emulate what was once derided.


My hope is that eventually entire services will be conducted in completely unintelligible gibberish.