Mike Huckabee Atheism doesn’t have a prayer… We keep hearing that religious belief is a dusty relic of a bygone time, irrelevant to our modern age. Well, nobody told the rest of the world. The Center for the Study of Global Christianity in Massachusetts reports that we’re experiencing a worldwide boom in religious faith. One major reason is the death of Soviet communism and more freedom in China. Turns out once oppressive governments stop forcing citizens to say they’re atheists, belief in God skyrockets. Or maybe the death of communism just convinced Russians that God does answer prayers. Russia was 38 percent Christian in 1970; now, it’s 71 percent. Islam is also growing. If current trends hold up, by 2020, the world will be over 33 percent Christian and nearly 24 percent Muslim. As for atheists, they’ve declined from 4-1/2 percent of the world’s population in 1970 to 2 percent today, and they’ll be just 1.8 percent by 2020. What’s happening to all the atheists? God only knows.