Atheists won't hide

Roy Speckhardt : Author
More atheists will “come out of the closet” as society increasingly recognizes common values that transcend religion. In 2020, most people will no longer regard religious ideas as beyond criticism. Respect for various gods will diminish, but respect for parents, teachers, and others who’ve accumulated knowledge should increase. As more of the 10% to 15% of the U.S. population who are atheists and agnostics confess their lack of religious beliefs to their friends, family, and neighbors, it will be difficult to hold to the claim that so many lack the ability to lead productive, moral lives.