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Fact: Since 1900, the percentage of the world’s atheistic and non-religious peoples (agnostics, secularists, com­munists, and so on) has grown from 0.2 percent to 21.3 percent - in other words from less than one-fifth of one percent to over one fifth of the world’s population. This is the most dramatic change on the entire religious map of the twentieth century. Secularists, or people with no religious commitment, now form the second largest bloc in the world second only to Christians and catching up fast (at the rate of 8.5 million "converts" a year). Grenz, S., A Primer On Postmodenism, Leicester: IVP, 1996. Pages 1-10