bound for extinction in nine nations where it's already in decline,
according to researchers using mathematical models. The researchers
applied the principle of "nonlinear dynamics" to census data from the
countries--Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland,
Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Switzerland--and predicted
that religion will die out completely in those countries as religious
groups shrink and as becoming a member of a religion offers fewer and
fewer social benefits.