State of Mankind

A New Way Of Thinking

What Is Truth?

“Truth is knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come.” (Joseph Smith)

How many people have really found truth in their lives?  Of those that have truth before them, how many don’t realize how important it is, and spend their lives simply on a shopping spree?  I believe that if we know at least some of how things are, as they were, and have some little glimpse of what is to come, we will realize that our lives are better spent in pursuits of a higher nature.  Helping our brother, sister, or neighbor becomes more important than the latest trendy clothes or big screen TV.

Truth isn’t always ‘peaches and cream’.  Sometimes knowledge can be a bitter pill, but with knowledge it can be dealt with and the desired results can be gained.

“The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.” (attributed to James A. Garfield)

 I believe that the unpredjudiced search for truth is one of the highest ambitions we can gain in life, and the holding to found truth, regardless of how the winds may blow is among the highest measures of character.  While realities of the world could be considered of lesser importance than simple gospel truths, they are still truth, and those of my faith have been well instructed as to our civic duties.  Can we perform such duties without true understanding?  It is in this spirit that I have reviewed Carrol Quigley’s Tragedy & Hope and put this review on this site for free viewing.  I have added what my own commentary and scriptural views on what Quigley reveals.  The review may save you from reading the 1,311 pages, or even better, inspire some to do so.  Why do I accept Tragedy & Hope as a source of much truth?  His book has been called a difinitve work on the world’s power structure.  We are watching now as things he forshadowed are coming true.

“The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching (plan), nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.” (Carroll Quigley)

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