Hierarchical structures of established religions
There is a need to expose the mysterious powers of ecclesiastical institutions, so far only partly demythologized. The hierarchical structures of the churches, even amended and reformed at some structure in history, are hardly conducive to what is now called participatory ecclesiology. No Christian community can claim to correspond to the Pauline image of the body of Christ in which each limb and organ has its own place and is indispensable. Even highly egalitarian and participatory evangelical communities are often directed by a small group of people who feed the masses of believers on a gospel diet of their own choice.