In Britain at least, and the results are a little speculative, so come to think about it, my title is quite a bit exagerated! The Telegraph reports that:
More than half of Britons think Christianity is likely to have disappeared from the country within a century, according to a survey.
Research by the Orthodox Jewish organisation Aish found that just over a third of people thought religions like Christianity and Judaism would still be practiced in Britain in 100 years’ time.
Research published earlier this year suggested that church attendance is declining so fast that the number of regular churchgoers will be fewer than those attending mosques within a generation.
If there ever was a time for the non-religious to pray, I think that time has come! Let us bow our heads in hopeful prayer (I had to make some small changes to the original prayer which you’ll see in bold):
Our Father, who art not in heaven
forgotten be thy Name,
thy kingdom won’t come,
thy will won’t be done,
neither on earth nor in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bullshit
And forgive us our credulous stupidity,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into the Church,
but deliver us from its evil.
For thine is the fake kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.