Exactly what I was trying to say. We can have different opinions and at the same time share important goals.
Poverty seems to be an intractable problem. When poverty and Zion are talked about, it usually centers on people willing to share. People will always have different capabilities for producing needed amenities, as well as different needs; thus there will always be disparities.]]>
I think establishing Zion has little to do with avoiding disagreements. People who are “one” might still disagree, but their disagreements would not cause offense or be full of rancor. They would find a solution and move forward in unity. I also think it would ultimately have little to do with giving time or substance to the poor. I think until we find a way to prevent poverty from happening in the first place, we will not have Zion.]]>
That really is THE question to ask. Personally, I look at the Prop 8 situation as bringing together the Saints as one under the council of following the prophet. As for the Church in general, I think it has a lot to do with what were told to commit to at baptism by Alma at the Waters of Mormon. That society and the subsequent Ammonite society is a great model for being a Zion society in the world as opposed to the rather isolated (though still the goal) City of Enoch]]>
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