‘What the heck is the world coming to?!’
…as if a historically peaceful world ended abruptly in early 2016. Every terror attack, natural disaster and death of another influential figure is met with cries that the planet is going downhill. As if the endless violence staining our history did not even occur.
Is this belief in a world suddenly plagued by misery to blame for the preservation of religion? If theists realised the same wars we fight today have been fought for centuries, we wouldn’t have such a hard time criticising religion and a more free thinking future.