long ago ideas

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago." - Friedrich Nietzsche. Long ago, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery conquered false claims that the Book of Mormon was fiction or that it came through a stone in a hat. But these old claims have resurfaced in recent years. To conquer them again, we have to return to what Joseph and Oliver taught.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Perspective - our world and Moroni's world

In his 15th year, Mormon became the leader of the Nephite armies.

At least he had a few years of peace.

His son, Moroni, was born into a society already at war. Even after his nation was destroyed, he was hunted. He never saw peace.

Compare this to modern times:


Copied from a post by Maxime Gauthier on Oct 19th.
Imagine you were born in 1900.
When you are 14, World War I begins and ends at 18 with 22 million deaths.
Soon after, a global pandemic, the "Spanish Flu," kills 50 million people.
You come out alive and free.
You are 20 years old.
Then, at age 29, you survive the global economic crisis that began with the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange, causing inflation, unemployment and hunger.
At 33, the Nazis came to power.
You are 39 when WWII begins and ends at 45. During the Holocaust (Shoah), 6 million Jews died.
There will be more than 60 million deaths in total.
When you are 52, the Korean War begins.
At 64, the Vietnam War begins and ends at 75.

A child born in 1985 thinks her grandparents have no idea how difficult life is, but they have survived several wars and disasters.
A child born in 1995 and now 25 thinks it's the end of the world when his Amazon package takes more than three days to arrive or when she doesn't get more than 15 `` likes '' for her photo posted on Facebook or Instagram.
In 2020, many of us are living comfortably, we have access to different sources of home entertainment, and we often have more than we need. Obesity has replaced starvation and malnutrition as a worldwide problem.
But people are complaining about everything.
However, they have electricity, telephones, food, hot water and a roof over their heads.
None of this existed before.
But humanity has survived much more dire circumstances and has never lost the joy of living.
Maybe it's time to be less selfish, to stop complaining and crying.
The end.
Have you talked to your parents? Grandparents? Greatgrandparents?

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