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Excerpt from The World of the Fourth Dimension: And Other EssaysThere is a widespread idea that in order to succeed and prevail, truth, or true religion, must grow, and spread, and progress in the world. People who belong, or attach themselvesMoreExcerpt from The World of the Fourth Dimension: And Other EssaysThere is a widespread idea that in order to succeed and prevail, truth, or true religion, must grow, and spread, and progress in the world. People who belong, or attach themselves to, cults or sects which think they represent truth, solace themselves with the belief that their truth, since it is truth, is fated to progress. And they think that therefore they are absolved from any duty or effort in connection with truth other than following its precepts and cultivating them- that is, they must simply act as its passive instruments and all will be well.Now it is an absolute and fatal fallacy that truth grows. It is also fallacious to suppose that what we term growth is a thing of any value whatever. On the contrary, it is an evil.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.