Due to all the crime and violence in the world, do you think there is any hope for the future?


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Love and Harmony Profile

There is hope. Always. It's just that the bad is what we focus on because it's the more newsworthy than the good. But I'd like to think there is still a chance things will get better and that there are still millions of peaceful, open-minded, and genuinely good people out there. 

Yo Kass Profile
Yo Kass answered

Sometimes I ask myself this, but then I look back at the history of humans on this planet, and actually it seems we've always been plagued by crime and violence...sadly it's just what comes with humans living alongside each other.

Imagine what people living through WWI or WWII were thinking. How about the collapse of the Roman Empire? Apparently crime rates in Victorian London were much higher than modern-day London...

Basically, throughout history, people always felt like the world was ending and that society was crumbling around them.

sm cl Profile
sm cl answered

The world we live in is very dangerous and insensitive, but the Bible gives hope of all of the wicked things being done away with in the future. Revelations 21:4 says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."

DDX Project Profile
DDX Project answered

You do realize that we are currently living in one of the most peaceful and prosperous times in human history right? Someone mentioned the bible, so let me remind you of a time called the Dark Ages of Medieval Europe. During this time, people were ruled by centralized religion. The papacy was a big deal, and nothing could be done without the consent of the pope. The REAL "In god we trust". 

Guess what the living conditions were like? Europeans were living in huts, walking around in their own defecation, getting sick, starving, and dying before the age of 30. Meanwhile north-eastern Africa was living in luxury with beautiful roads, school systems, and high living standards. Yet that was then, and look our wonderful future right now. I'd say we turned out pretty well after we abolished centralized religion.

Danae Hitch Profile
Danae Hitch answered

The pendulum needs to swing the other way when we taught citizenship, manners, how to listen to others, tolerance and other character traits. When these traits are consistently taught and being an ill-mannered boar is looked upon with disdain, we should see a shift in how we treat others.

Everyone is so easily offended. Too many people want to be leaders and don't want to support others.

It's too easy now for people to get their feelings hurt and turn to a gun for a solution instead of actually working things out.

AnnNettie Paradise Profile

Yes, it is; and that hope is found in a book that transcends even ancient Egypt in antiquity—the Holy Bible. So take a little time and investigate this point in your own Bible: No more crime and violence, for “just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more.” (Ps. 37:10) Then “the righteous one will sprout, and the abundance of peace until the moon is no more”—and that means forever! (Psalm 72:7).

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