If people keep gaining weight at the current rate, fat will be the norm by 2015, with 75 percent of U.S. adults overweight and 41 percent obese. A new study John Hopkins University reported this new finding. Read reports.
If this trend continues, it will become leading preventable cause of death. The paradox of material prosperity and consumeristic culture. When millions are dying of starvation in many parts of the world, many in America will die of excess eating. What a modern dilemma!
I am reminded of stern warning of Ron Sider many years ago in his book titled – Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger and Jesus’ confrontation with the rich young ruler. How long we turn a blind eye to poor, impoverished and marginalized people of the world.
The democractic and captilistic ideals are being promoted everywhere. If wealth and power could solve the people problems, America should not have had any problems. Beyond social and economic reality, there lies a even greater spiritual reality. Unless we address those deeper issues decisively, superficial behavioral modifications are not going to solve our worlds’ problems!