While not specifically a Baha'i Faith issue, I thought this article important enough so that those friends reading this Facebook page could marvel at the progress the world is making today. I'd especially suggest that the doomsayers check this out.
There is a general impression in the world today that the apocalypse is upon us and the world is going to h**l in a handbasket. I urge you all to check out this article on what is termed Bill Gates' favorite infographic. As an example here are a couple of worldwide 'improving' statistics:
"In 1820, 94 out of every 100 people in the world lived in extreme poverty. Today, the number of people living in extreme poverty is 10 out of every 100. Literacy is another dramatic example. Two hundred years ago, only 12 of every 100 people were able to read. Today, 85 of every 100 people are able to read"
I suggest you read this article to improve yours and others impressions about how the world at-large is progressing. I welcome your comments and observations, especially how is religion today helping to make these numbers a reality?
This Chattanooga Baha'i Blog is authored by Andrew, the Chattanooga Baha'i Faith webadmin, and others who are interested in the subject of the Baha'i Faith and how it views the future of religion, community and human service and values.