I believe the leading atheists say that religion may go extinct on its own as people become more enlightened, although I'm happy to help it die sooner rather than later. Through history, Christian mobs have been willing to murder or destroy anyone / -thing that threatens their faith (library at Alexandria). Do we have to worry about more of this behavior while theists are losing their security blankets? I've read that people are hardwired to invent gods (I can't cite anything right now). If all traces of the supernatural are banished from human thought, does this pose a deprivational threat to public mental health?