"I have just been handed a note that says that a U.S. missile attack is under way. I need not remind you that we live in perilous times. …Now, I do not wish to be an alarmist. I do not wish to be a prophet of doom. I am optimistic. I do not believe the time is here when an all-consuming calamity will overtake us. …Are these perilous times? They are."
[the-times-in-which-we-live Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley, General Conference, October 7, 200, as quoted in The Last Days and December 1890 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ, y George D. Speer Sr., privately circulated]