Roman Catholicism is the worst faith – except for most of the others. .The older a religious institution gets, the more it becomes encrusted with archaic liturgical rituals and theological commentaries. . And most old religions tend to accumulate enormous wealth. They also become increasingly politicized. In its nearly 2000 years of existence, the diverse forms of Christianity have seen it all..At least the clerical hierarchy is not hereditary – in most cases. (conf. Cesare Borgia)..Yes, it will probably survive even a man-made Apocalypse. An interesting novel about the Church of the future is A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ, by Stanley M. Miller.