This is an interesting and thought-provoking article. I believe the world has been just as fraught with problems in earlier times, if you consider the black plague, holocaust, diseases that killed instantly but are tamed now with antibiotics, and lifespans of about 40, especially for child-bearing women. to me all these things rival modern weaponry, climate change, etc. because hate and death have always been part of our existence on this old planet. I’m a Jesus follower rather than a religious follower, and I believe the solutions you speak of are found in the gospels. But I do agree with you about the black church.