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Thursday, August 1, 2013

An Increasingly Wicked World?

by Seattle Jon (bio)

World news of late has been filled with natural disasters, war and economic instability. Church leaders are often quick with the reason why - we're living in "an increasingly wicked world."

I don't know about you, but I'm not a big fan of my kids thinking the world they live in is becoming increasingly wicked. Why? I don't find it particularly helpful to have them fearful of their future. The people over at Business Insider must feel the same, as they recently put together 31 charts to help restore our faith in humanity. Many of the charts combat what we often hear in the pews about an increasingly wicked world (see them all here). How do you feel when you're told you're living in an increasingly wicked world?

"Now, I do not wish to be an alarmist. I do not wish to be a prophet of doom. I am optimistic. I do not believe the time is here when an all-consuming calamity will overtake us." - Gordon B. Hinckley, General Conference, October 2001

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