In 1900 the estimated population of the world was 1,610,625,741
The population of Christians worldwide was around 34.5% of world population.
The population of Atheist was -% or not even 1% of the world population.
Though there were some atheist, the number was insignificant.
In the 1980s something significant started happening.
In the United States, one of the most religious countries in the world, a new group of people started to make its debut. For the first time there were now 10% of those between the ages of 18-29 who were claiming to be Atheist.
These individuals had examined the bible and had come to the conclusion that the bible was Not a book inspired by God, instead it was very obvious that it was a book of fantasy made up stories by ancient superstitious people who were living in one the most ignorant times in human history.
What led to this?
The internet now made the bible available FREE, and with the click of the mouse you could pick one of the many different versions available online for reading and studying.
At the same time, there were now available tons of resources of critical analysis of bible stories and dogma by known bible scholars who were starting to debunk some to the biblical stories like Noah’s flood.
By 1996; ten years after that new group of Atheist made its appearance, the number of Atheist had climbed to 20% The number had doubled in just ten years.
By 2016 almost 40% of Americans under 30 are now non-religious. This community is the fastest growing religious demographic in all 50 states.
Major reasons for this change of view towards the bible is the internet which allows free access to critical review of this ancient book, “Bible” which has been revered by people who had no access to a bible because religious leaders fought hard to keep it out of the hands common people.
Another obstacle that kept people from seeing the truth about the bible was that most of the world population was illiterate.
But the world scene has changed. Those under 30 and under are raising children to the truth that the bible is just a fantasy book that is really worthless and has been a cause for much division and harm among humans and their families.
The next generation will see the percentage of people who reject the bible grow over the 50% mark of the population in the USA.
What this means is that at some point, the politicians of the USA will see the futility of allowing churches to be TAX EXEMPT.
And eventually the majority of people will become secularized.