One in four Canadians will be treated for depression sometime in his or her life. What happened to the great promise of education, technology, and the comforts of modern living? We’re better informed and it makes us depressed! A shocking quandary!
One person in 100 is in prison in the U.S., a majority of them in for crimes related to drugs and prostitution. More people in America’s prisons than anywhere else in the world, more people on death row, and people still take drugs like there’s no tomorrow. We should be shocked!
We wonder why one marriage in three ends in divorce but every year people spend billions of dollars on pornography. Nobody admits to using it, nobody speaks out against it, and a few hundred people make a hoard of money exploiting our sexuality.
Your children spend as much time watching TV and playing video games as they do in the classroom. You tell your children its too risky for them to play outside, but the biggest risk is within the home.
Half of women and one third of men report being sexually abused as children.
Under-aged American youths spent $50 billion on illegal booze. What is going on?
When my mother was eight years old women became legal ‘persons’ in Canada. When I was ten Canadian Indians became Citizens and American Blacks got the vote. Since then women got the right to own real estate out-right without a man’s permission.
South Africa acknowledged Black Africans’ right to rule, and consenting adults in Canada could legally have sex in their own bedrooms.
What took us so long to figure all this out? What were we thinking? Still - women are second class citizens in most parts of the world today. It is sickening!
Its a cold dark world without a god. It’s also a cold dark world with a god. I have no quarrel with god. Religion is man’s creation. It serves man’s interests.
Crimes of the church against children, Native people, thinkers, women, the mentally ill, ethnic minorities, the slaughter of human life in the name of your god because those other people don’t believe in the same god or worship in the same way. Shut down your brain and lead with pure faith. Of course it’s always the other guy that’s evil!
Today we have more scientists, more engineers, more doctors, social workers, and teachers alive than in the past 800 lifetimes put together. We can send robots to Mars and beyond. We observe distant galaxies and create nano-particles.
But science can’t get people to respect each other and tolerate their differences. Dispassionate science thrived in Nazi Germany.
You wouldn’t eat your pet would you? But its okay to eat an animal that you don’t know. And it helps if you hire a hit man so you don’t have to face the ugly deed yourself. You’d be shocked to see what goes on in the slaughter house! The cows are.
We did not evolve from apes. We are apes. Naked apes. Human DNA and chimp DNA differ by no more than 1.2 percent. Genetically we’re roughly 90 % same as dogs, chickens and frogs. Who are we kidding?
Animals have intelligence, personalities, and emotions. We are not that special. If we could really understand other animals, we’d be shocked!