CORNER STORE RELIGION
Here is a study of the glut of churches, prophets and sidewalk preachers that proliferate the city of Detroit. Nearly every street and on every street corner, where the Mom & Pop Grocery Store used to stand, there now stands a church of some sort. Some appear to be abandoned while others appear waiting for the next Saturday or Sunday service; but all seek to serve one purpose: provide God to people in desperation and need. According to the website Churches-In.com, there are 325 different denominations represented by a brick-and-mortar church of some kind in Detroit. And an in-depth Google Search revealed the street addresses of over 200,000 churches in Wayne County alone. In a city of just over 800,000 people, that's one church for every 4 citizens. Karl Marx once wrote that "religion is the opiate of the people" and if that's true, Detroit is drugged up on religion big time.