Ever notice how often men refer to women as "bright?" Ever notice how often whites refer to blacks as "bright?" Ever notice you rarely hear white men praised for their brightness, unless they're either very young or very old? It's an interesting compliment.
If atheists or secularists want to offer an alternative to religious morality, then it would appear that their first challenge is to agree on what the content of their morality will be (e.g. is abortion moral or not?)
In order for anything to exist, it must be distinguished from everything else. If no distinction is made between a specific thing and everything else, then there is only an undifferentiated everything -- which is another way of saying nothing.
Just as Globish, a simplified version of English, has spread around the globe, so would a simplified form of Chinese. Here's a guess at what might change should "Globese" become the world's next lingua franca.
While the top of the economic pyramid may be dominated by a few players, the knowledge pyramid is inversely skewed, with just 0.2% of the world's population possessing a full 80% of our languages, and the vast knowledge they encode.