Is the world getting better or worse?

by Elsewhere 10 Replies latest jw friends

  • Elsewhere
  • PSacramento

    Most of the "bad stuff" is related to the fact that we have more people and that people are living longer.

    In regards to natural disasters, not sure where they are getting those numbers though...

  • steve2

    In terms of regard for human rights, including those for children, the world is improving. In terms of legislation to do something about domestic violence, the world - especially in western countries - is definitely improving: A few decades ago, spousal and child abuse was barely acknowledged and a man's home was his castle. Nowadays, people's awareness of these issues has been heightened, supported by relevant legislation. In terms of food shortages, the situation has improved compared with the 1960s and 1970s. Yes, people in some countries still face starvation - but not in the numbers we saw years ago.

  • jeanniebeanz

    Thank you, Elsie. :)


  • WTWizard

    I propose that we eliminate the regulators that are holding us back, and let scientists not affiliated with the Establishment (like Monsanto) do their damn job. And we'll see how long it takes them to develop the technology to feed quadrillions and quintillions of people with plenty to spare (and excellent food, not the crap we see these days). We'll see how long it takes for a source of free energy that cannot be exhausted is put on the market. We'll see how long it takes for a mode of transportation allows people to get from one point to any other point, without any effort or hazard whatsoever. We'll see how long it takes to reinstate extinct species and give them a perfect environment, while still amply and comfortably supporting the human population (while exterminating species that have only detrimental effects, such as botflies and guinea worms). We'll see how long it takes to take pollution and use it as raw materials for other goods.

    Once that happens, we will see medical advances where people can be resurrected through medicine, and they can live forever in perfect health through medicine and nutrition. And, let's see what the Washtowel Babble and Crap Slaveholdery puts out--a Kool-Aid washtowel prohibiting use of this technology (forcing them to rely on that Almighty Lowlife Scumbag that never acts), a Grand Boasting Session or hounder-hounder talk warning of the "danger" of this (that is, improving the world to the degree where the New Dark Ages is not needed), or both.

    Jehovah: No fair cheating! If You disrupt or derail this development, You will never see for sure whether or not humans can manage themselves truly without Your interference. If you barge in and disrupt this like You did with Nimrod, You will make Yourself known as an Almighty Sore Loser.

  • drwtsn32

    Else, that's just what the god of this system wants you to believe.

  • steve2
    Else, that's just what the god of this system wants you to believe.

    Actually, it's the other way around: That's what I want the god of this system to believe: That the world is getting better. It's a sort of challenge to get him to smarten up his wickedness act and make sure the world does go to the dogs.

  • brinjen

    There's never been a single point in history when everything was perfect and there never will be. Overall, I believe things are changing for the better.

  • Psychotic Parrot
    Psychotic Parrot

    The increase in natural disasters is more likely an increase in recorded natural disasters, indicating that we simply know about them more now than we used to.

  • teel

    Just the other day I was checking about earthquakes, and here is the official explanation from the scientists:

    Although it may seem that we are having more earthquakes, earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater have remained fairly constant.

    A partial explanation may lie in the fact that in the last twenty years, we have definitely had an increase in the number of earthquakes we have been able to locate each year.

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