Sunday, October 4, 2009

did you know?

did you know that my computer blew up this week?
nope, not joking- sounded like an airplane taking off and then zap! that's all she wrote.

on that note- zap! went my pictures. at least those on the computer. so for now i leave you with these statistics...

To better understand the human race, imagine that all the 6.7 billion people on earth could be represented by a single "global village" of just 100 people.

If we picture this, then we can more easily comprehend the different proportions we find across the world in terms of race, ethnicity, and gender.

Here's a "global village" snapshot...

Out of 100 people:

60 would be Asian
14 would be African
12 would be European
8 would be Latin American
5 would be American or Canadian
1 would be from the South Pacific
51 would be male; 49 would be female
82 would be non-white; 18 would be white
67 would be non-Christian;33 would be Christian

We might summarize this by saying we live in a world that is non-American, non-white, and non-Christian. what??? i know, i know.. i have been living in my bubble?!

And another shocking fact... the average income in America is $38,611/person or $105 day.Now compare that to the shocking daily reality of almost half the people on earth...

40% of the world's people live on less than $2/day
15% of the world's people live on less than $1/day
4.5 % of the world's people (us USA folks) live on $105/day

just some startling statistics I came across in this book I've read and think everyone should read. Really cool stuff. Learned a lot. Get the book! Or borrow mine!

Excerpts taken from Richard Stearns "The Hole In Our Gospel".

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