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Plain Truth 1977 (Prelim No 09) Oct-Nov_w

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1977
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Personalfrom...
You
Won'tBelieve
It!
Where
This
World
HasCome
Just
in
My
OwnLifetime
T
eotherdayourmanagingedi tor,BrianKnowles.whowasin myofficetogooversome
PlainTruth
copyforfuturearticles.asked: "WouldyoumindifIgaveyouan ideaortwowhichIthou
ght
ourreadersmightenjoyinone
of
your'Personal'articles?""Shoot!"Isaid.
''I'
mlistening."
I'm
alwayslookingfornewIDEAS. Maybeyou
didn
'tknowIwasonce the
"id
eaman"for
..
thecountry'slargesttradej
ourn
al
-tr
avelingconstantlyovertheeasterntwo-thirds oftheUnitedStates-justlooking for
IDEAS
thatcouldbeworkedinto
ar
ticlesforthemagazine.
Th
atwasin1913and1914. "Well.here'satypedsheetfull
of
suggestions."helaughed,h
andin
gthesheettome. "Howtheworldhaschangedin yourlifetime"wasone
of
them.
L
too.thou
ght
youmightliketoread that.Butyouwon'tbelieveit!Justin myshortlifetime
of
85
years.theC
HANGE
inthisworld
-a
ndhowithaschanged
our
lives
-i
salmostunbelievable.Butthat.astheysay.isonlythe tip
of
theiceberg!
Nearlyall
the
change
-o
r"advancement
,"
asweliketocallit
-s
ince
Adam
andEve hastakenplacesincethebirth
of
mymaternalgreat-gran
dfat
herElonHole.whomIwellrem
emb
er.Andmorethan
ha
lf
of
alltheworld's
"a
dvancement"sinceAdamhas beenmade
inm),l
if
etime.
Upuntilmygeneration,therewas
pr
a
cticall
yno
tr
ansp
ort
ation
pe
ople
w
ere
n'tgoinga
nywhere
.PeopleinEnglandknewlittleor n
oth
ingaboutRussiansorChinese.
Th
erewas.virtuallynocommunica tionevenbetweentowns
-l
etalonebetweenc
ountri
es.Howdidthe
prophet
Danielknow thatuntilthelastdays(weare
NO
Winthe
LAST
DAYS)peoplewouldnot beabletounderstandwhathewrote then?Hesaid:"
..
.shutupthe words,andsealthebook,evento the
time
of
theend:man)'shallrunto andfro.
and
knowedgeshallbein- creased"
(Dan.12:4). Danielc
ouldn
't
write,"Many shalldrivefastcarsandflytoand fro
aro
undtheworldfromco
untry
tocountryat600milesperhour." Therailroadswereinventedand
The
PLAINTRUTHOctober-November1977
firstusednotlongb
ef
ore
I
wasborn.
Th
e"dinkey"streetcarswerejustre placingthehor
se-dr
awncarswhenI wasaboy.WhenIwaseleven.we stillcalledthefirstcrudeautomo biles"horselesscarriages."andOr villeWrightflewthefirstplane aboutacityblock.
Th
erewerenopavedroadsbetweentownsand cities.Onlythemaindowntown streetswerepaved.
And
sometownsof5.000peopleorl
ar
gerhadno streetpavingevendowntown. R
ad
ioandtelevisi
on
?Sendsoundsandpicturesinstantaneously throughtheair?
"A
reyou
CRAZY?"
onewouldhaveaskedhadyousug gestedsuchathing. Beginningateighteenyears
of
ageIwasanadvertisingman
-but
wedidn'tsell
"co
mmercials."We sold"s
pace"
innewsp
aper
sandmagazines.Radioandtelevision hadnotcomeyet.Andcometo thinkaboutit.eventheprinting presswasinventedonlyabout500 yearsago. Most
of
thegreatleapsforwardin knowledge,mostinventions,and most
of
whatwecall"progress" came
sincetheprintingpress.
B
ef
orethatbookshadtobewritten
bv
h
and
-with
penandink
-o
neat
~
a
time.Thereweren'tmanybooks. Peoplecouldn'tafford
them
.Therewasnodiffusion
of
knowledgeuntilabout100yearsaftertheinvention
of
theprintingpress.Ittookabout thatlongtoproducemorepresses. towrite
and
print-more
books,to trainteachersandorganizeschools. Ofcourse,therewereschoolsonthe ancientPlatonicmodel.
Onl
ya
FEw-
mostlytherich were
"ed
ucated"-andtheybypri vatetutors.Untilknowledgebegan tosprea
d-
untilIDEAScouldbedis-. seminatedand
imp
arted
inprint
tothe,
man
yinsteadoftheveryfew how
could
ourkind
of
civilizationadvance?WhenIwasaboy,onlyasmall perc
ent
agegotasfarasgraduation fromhighschool.Andlessthanfive perc
ent
ofhighschoolgraduates w
ent
ontocollege.Todaynearlyall graduatefromhighschoolinthe UnitedStates,
and
inCalifornia,95 perc
ent
ofhighschoolgradsapply forcollegeoruniversityadmission. Weknowlittle
of
thefirstap
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