I wasn’t describing a change likely to take place next year or even next decade. Religions die a very, very slow death, but they do die when the climate around them becomes inhospitable. If there are still people here in 200 years, I’m sure Christianity will still be around as well (just as Zoroastrianism is still around today), but I’d be surprised if it enjoyed the strength it has today.

NOTE: A report from Pew Research Center (October 17, 2019) on telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019 shows that 65% of American adults now call themselves Christians as opposed to 77% ten years ago.

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updated: 18 Jan 2003