Change Can Happen

Only about 15% of the world’s population have succeeded is discarding their religious superstitions. This sounds depressing until you realise that in 1969 where I lived in Vancouver, BC Canada, about 99.9% of people, for religious reasons, believed that gays deserved to be harassed. Today, 48 years later, that has dropped to about 40%. Further, in many countries religious attendance has dropped and religious fanaticism has softened. Similarly, religiously inspired racial prejudice has greatly reduced. I think it will be like defrosting an old-fashioned fridge. Nothing much appears to be happening, then suddenly great hunks of ice start dropping off.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)