Even after scrapping the idea of divine authority over the earth and distancing themselves from the very concept of God (deemed as obsolete, backward, useless today etc) people are looking up to the visible skies and beyond.
Fewer and fewer are those drawn to Christ’s love, while more and more are those eager to welcome aliens descending from UFOs.
Nevertheless, all people (religious or self-worshipping irreligious), from all places and all ages, have always been secretly yearning for some kind of salvation from a world whose progress has only put and tightened a noose around our necks.
Cathedrals and churches are still towering cities in many countries of the Old Continent (most of which is part of the secular EU).
Some are abandoned ruins (see pics from Scotland here or here), others are turned into cafés or stores, however, they are still here with us, getting in the way of those who banished from God their minds and reject His natural laws.
People can’t live without a certain innate aspiration to verticality, can they? Hardly any monumental work of art could express greatness horizontally.