Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
~ Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791 ~

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Is the world really getting worse?

Christadelphians often talk about living in the "last days" and it seems to be almost an unquestioned assumption that the world is continually getting worse than ever before.

There are obvious problems to that assumption, not least the fact that crime rates have been falling since the 1970's and continue to fall. Christadelphians will cherrypick whatever data they want to paint their own picture of the world.

Here's an excellent video that offers another perspective...