Atheism is growing in the USA, you're a bit behind us in Europe but you will catch up.<quoted text>
I had never thought of it quite that way. Is China powered by Christians?
I guess atheism isn't going to grow much in the United States since no atheist will be in power here - not for many years, at least.
If you know anything about China you'll know how superstitious they are and that nothing (not even religious structures) will be built without checking that the spirits are happy.
No church, mosque or temple is built without consulting the local feng shui man who checks the geomancy is right.
Any Christian movement in China will be inscrutably monitored by the government. We've already seen them come down hard on Christians who believed the world was ending. Christians in China will need to toe the party line.
In other words, Christianity in China will be on Chinese terms - you do know that bishops are appointed by the CCP and not by the Vatican.
Moreover, unlike us western countries which are nation states, China is a civilisation state with unbroken links and traditions going back thousands of years.
One of those traditions which Christianity can never hope to replace is the Chinese practice of ancestor worship. If Christianity hopes to survive in China then it will have to prostitute itself by making compromises that appeal to the Chinese and thus becoming a different Christianity to the one you're familiar with.
In any event, Christianity will always be viewed as a western movement and will never reach the level of acceptance that it achieved in Europe and America.