If the opportunity came to build a new church for the coming world, what should it aspire to, what should it symbolize, and what should it do? The greatest goal it could aspire to would be to achieve the greatest contentment for the most people; it should symbolize and provide a path to the ultimate perfection of the human spirit, and it should approach these lofty goals by helping every person strive to achieve their available potential.
The church should be built in such a way that it would last as long as civilization has existed — that is, for 10,000 years. Therefore it must be designed from the beginning to be fundamental, solid and permanent; it must symbolize the opposite of foolish, flimsy, and ephemeral. In its every structure it must embody joining together to serve humanity, to be inclusive of everyone and to offer ready means for each individual to be of service.
Every person wants to make the world a better place, and the church will help them in their way of improving human contentment. It should seek truth that can be verified and avoid dogma which contradicts verifiable observations; appreciate the symmetry and extensibility of things through the improved functioning of previous creations; to know to neither reach for the clearly unattainable fabulous nor spurn the value in what is mundane and readily possessed, but to look to the distant as well as the near and appreciate each thing being what it is; to be lowly and reflective, to look down and in reflection see upward, to look up and see the depths below; to see the square in the circle and the circle in the square, as well as the sphere in the cube and the cube in the sphere, and each reflected in its own grander dimensions.
Written clearly in the stone for all to see:
All things they should do for me, I will do for them.