Or, to put the question another way, Why aren't there 33,000 Buddhist sects? Why aren't there 33,000 Hindu sects? Why aren't there 33,000 Shinto sects? Why aren't there 33,000 Moslem sects? Why aren't there 33,000 Confucian sects? Why is Christianity so vastly more fragmented than any other world religion? My own suspicion is that Satan targets the true religion with much greater vigor than he targets false religions. It's like using radar "chaff." If you can't hide the true Church, you can at least put 33,000 other churches on the religious radar screen, to sow as much confusion and doubt as possible.