The angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary: "The Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end."
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I don't see anything wrong in what Pope Pius says. Nothing wrong in waxing nostalgic about the days when people actually followed Christian teachings and philosophy. Wish if we're the same today. Lest Neff forget, the founders of this nation legislated several moral principles, whether they were Christian or not. Seems like Neff simply wants to find something to disagree with. Again I don't see it in the quotes he mentions, but I haven't read the 1925 encyclical either. Living in a pluralistic world does not mean we should abandon our King and his kingdom principles and be afraid to share it with others. Sadly that is exactly what has happened with many Christians. Yes we should not coerce or force others, but our legislation is driven by our faith and belief in what is right. Proponents of anti-smoking bans are not forcing their will on others, but doing what they believe would be for the utmost good from their perspective.
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