How long must your confusion last?
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 12)
If, therefore, humanity has come to a point of paralyzing conflict it must look to itself, to its own negligence, to the siren voices to which it has listened, for the source of the misunderstandings and confusion perpetrated in the name of religion. Those who have held blindly and selfishly to their particular orthodoxies, who have imposed on their votaries erroneous and conflicting interpretations of the pronouncements of the Prophets of God, bear heavy responsibility for this confusion—a confusion compounded by the artificial barriers erected between faith and reason, science and religion.
(The Universal House of Justice, 1997 Aug 13, Science and Religion, p. 4-5)
Let not the clamour of a confused and distracted world deter you from contributing your uttermost to this spiritual enterprise.
(Universal House of Justice, 10 Jan 2009, to the Friends gathered at the two Regional Conferences in Canada)
The world situation is so confused and moral issues which were once clear have become so mixed up with selfish and battling factions, that the best way Bahá’ís can serve the highest interests of their country and the cause of true salvation for the world, is to … wholeheartedly and fully support the divine system of Bahá’u’lláh.
(Universal House of Justice, Lights of Guidance, p. 444)
There is such a confusion in the world today, so much uncertainty, so much materialism, that it is very hard to hold the attention of even the more spiritually minded people. But we must persevere and do our best knowing this is our duty and that conditions will eventually change completely and follow Bahá’u’lláh’s Pattern.
(Shoghi Effendi, High Endeavours - Messages to Alaska, p. 49)