I am not sure John thinks this. I know I do not. The world is more polluted, more populated, just as bigoted, and people even more proud of their selfish, hate-filled entitlement than before. That does not mean that we do not stop trying to make a difference. John is more the glass half-full type. I am more the-glass-is-just-getting-emptier. I really do not see anything getting better with “religion being the opiate of the masses.”
It amazes me that John keeps plugging away to try to make the world a better place.