On Mon, 21 Apr 1997, Micca wrote: > > > A: The Church never, but never, asserted that it's mission was to help > > > man build a better world. The Church has always asserted that its > > > mission was to save souls to help men get to Heaven. They promulgated > > > laws to make men more moral and less sinful. But to join hands and > > > make religion sub sidiary to the socioeconomic well being of nations > > > is nonsense. > > > > I don't see how the two can be separated-building a better world and > > saving souls. Otherwise what on earth does "Thy will be done on earth as > > it is in heaven" mean? I think this issue goes back at least as far as > > Rerum Novarum (first issued in 1891 as I recall). With one billion adherents > > including no shortage of experts in engineering, architecture, economics > > etc. I would think a COLLECTIVE example of how mankind could/should live > > on this planet can reasonably be expected. What then would a Christian > > City be like? It is inconceivable to me that those eager to tell us about > > the individual way of life which is best (more moral and less sinful) for > > this planet would not be eager to tell us about a complete, collective way > > of life, i.e. a Christian City. > > A Christian City? The items from Holy Scripture that come to > mind, are the promise of a New Heaven and a New Earth....and > the City of God...the New Jerusalem coming down to the New > Earth. There is not one thing that I can recall our Lord [49 lines left ... full text available at <url:http://www.reference.com/cgi-bin/pn/go?choice=message&table=04_1997&mid=3466327&hilit=CULTURE+FUTURE> ] -------------------------------- Article-ID: 04_1997&3511023 Score: 81 Subject: U.S. FIRST LADY SAYS AFRICA IS 'ON THE MOVE'