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Around the world, some 26,500 children die every day.
That is equivalent to:
* 1 child dying every 3 seconds
* 18 children dying every minute
1/5 of the world is starving to death
1 billion people in the world do not have access to clean water
Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names
The lives of 1.7 million children will be needlessly lost this year because world governments have failed to reduce poverty levels
Worldwide, 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized
15 million children orphaned due to HIV/AIDS (similar to the total children population in Germany or United Kingdom)
Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen.
Originally posted by Clearskies
who does most of the humanitarian work that you know of?
------Red Cross, Salvation Army, Feed The Children, CBN Operation Rescue, HUD, (started as a Christian organization),
World Vision, Abandoned Babies clinic, V.O.M.,
HOW many others! Those are just off the top of my head!
How childish that people would think religion is entirely responsible for the world's ills!
People just want to be drunken and fornicate, while they close their ears and de-cry religion.
BTW, there are bad religions, JUST not ALL religions.
There can be bad apples in ALL types of people.
[edit on 20-5-2008 by Clearskies]
Originally posted by skyshow
reply to post by bigbert81
getting to know one another, sharing one another's stories and cultural histories, and eating one another's foods...the kids out playing with one another, and everyone happy.
The catch for Americans with strong religious convictions, Scheufele believes, is that nanotechnology, biotechnology and stem cell research are lumped together as means to enhance human qualities. In short, researchers are viewed as "playing God" when they create materials that do not occur in nature, especially where nanotechnology and biotechnology intertwine, says Scheufele.
Wow. "Nanotechnology, biotechnology and stem cell research are lumped together."
Many Americans are uneasy about nanotechnology for "religious" reasons
Now this story is really weird. Apparently, most Americans reject the morality of nanotechnology on religious grounds.
In a sample of 1,015 adult Americans, only 29.5 percent of respondents agreed that nanotechnology was morally acceptable!