Secularists push a narrative that as the world is progressing toward a secularized future because education and technology is allowing us to do away with the myths of the past. This line of thinking is used as an polemic against religious groups (Christians in particular), by insinuating that the only reasons they are still Christians (or religious) is because they are uneducated and behind the times.

Evidence for this argument is generally data showing a drop in the number of adherents to Christian in the U.S. or Europe. Pew Research data exposes this narrative as showing Western-Centric bias. Religion is on the rise worldwide and both Islam and Christianity are growing. Secular worldviews are actually shrinking worldwide. Pew research says “Atheists, agnostics and other people who do not affiliate with any religion – though increasing in countries such as the United States and France – will make up a declining share of the world’s total population.”

Is this an argument that God exists? No. Does the number or growth rate of a worldview prove its truthfulness? No. It does show, however, that the Secular message that Religion is losing influence and numbers in the world is false. It is true that Christianity is losing number and influence in the West, but the west is not the world. I think it is not a coincidence that the waning influence of Christianity in the West is happening at the same time the influence of the West itself is waning.

http://www.pewforum.org/…/…/religious-projections-2010-2050/