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Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 14:22:49 -0500 (EST)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: RE: (urth) Promises of Spring, or, The Presence of the Unstated

On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:

> Yes/no ... and likewise yes/no to the original statement that
> the Christian worldview is "comedic." It depends on what you
> mean by "worldview." The Christian view of _this_ world is
> tragic. This world is flawed, as fatally as MacBeth or
> Oedipus; its degradation, decay, and doom are inevitable. As
> far as this world is concerned, entropy is the last word.
> But, the Christian view then says, this world is not the end
> of the story ...

That's *a* Christian view of the world.  There have been Christians who
believed that Christ and the Holy Spirit working in the Church would make
the world better and better (but never fully restored) until the return of
Christ.  (More in the 19th century than the 20th, for obvious reasons.)

-- Rostrum


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