I remember this so well! I loved Buck Rogers in the 25th Century when I was about 9 yrs old (cripes . . . as of Friday that was 20 years ago!). The name of the blasted city was Anarchia, I believe. Glen Larson put the series together. As a practing Mormon, he workes a lot of his theology into his shows (someone on this list put a long and interesting blurb on how much of it was Battlestar Galactica), so I wouldn't be surprised if the sumbolism was entirely intentional. Taking about witnessing: One thing I've found myself wondering about with the current craze for online gaming, open universes, etc. I got a copy of Daggerfall a few years ago, after hearing what an 'open' univers the game had, where characters were not limited and could do whatever they wanted, etc. Why is it none of these games offer the profession of evangelist/ missionary/etc? The closest that DF offered to the Christian player was the opportunity to worship "Stendarr, the god of Mercy" If Eric Slick ever gets the idea of Christian Gaming online off the ground, I think this would make a good bit to include. Does anyone know if there is anything like this out there now? On Ultima Online, the only Church I've heard of acts more as Holy Ground in the Highlander movies - you can't attack or be attacked on "Holy Ground." God bless, John -------------------------------------------- Never, never pin your whole faith on any human being; not if he is the best and wisest in the whole world. There are lots of nice things you can do with sand, but do not try building a house on it. C.S. Lewis On Sat, 17 Jul 1999 23:13:16 -0600 David L Milner <papabeardm@...> writes: >Actually, when we were in Buffalo, (NY) we sort of had a code name for >some of the people we worked with. We called it Ministering to the >Mutants. It sounds pejorative, but it really wasn't. > > It was taken from the old TV show, "Buck Rogers in the 25th >Century". >After the nuclear holocaust, the people who weren't killed were >affected >adversely, as you might imagine, including genetically. Those who >didn't >live in the new, safe, climate controlled cities mutated, and their >descendents became "the mutants", who populated the old cities, and >preyed on anyone who came by. Of course, very few people came by, so >they mostly preyed on each other. The military came with phasers >blazing >and brought Buck back (good alliteration, huh?) to the safe city, but >a >fellow minister of mine said, "I thought when I saw that, 'But who's >gonna minister to the mutants?'" > > Not that there's anything strange about teenagers or anything. >:-) > >Dave Milner > >-- >To unsubscribe, send ANY message to ><dragonraid-unsubscribe@...> > ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.