Yes, that is true – Judaism and Christianity should guide the citizens to build the God’s world here – not in the Heavens, and that is true for the religious people and atheists.
<Some thoughts related to this topic were presented in my response to a good Rabbi who sees the religiousness mostly in Loving God, Prayers and Studies, and in Preparing for the Heavens.>
I see from my position of a true Jew (as I understand it) and a scientist (who I am by profession), that the most challenging problem for the Rabbis nowadays is the adjustment to the historic societal change.
From the times of Abraham and Isaac until 18th century, most Jews (and Christians from the 2nd CE) received their education in the religious schools where the Rabbis (and Priests) were only source of the knowledge of the God’s world creation and operation. That is why the Rabbis’ interpretation of the Torah in the Talmud was not contested, and therefore the Rabbis acted not as the teachers but as the preachers.
(A reminder – the teachers are teaching the students how to apply the basic laws to constantly changing individual life circumstances while the preachers are indoctrinating the students on the must to do the same neglecting the constantly changing world.)
In the modern world the Jews (and Christians) are challenging the Rabbis-preachers (Priests-preachers). They challenge them – some vocally, and some silently.
In the modern world the Rabbis (and Priests) are challenged because the Jews (and Christians) have extensive non-religious education on how our material world works and have extensive non-religious, anti-Bible indoctrination on government-imposed morality and social virtues.
In the modern world, the true Bible-guided morality and social virtues are suppressed by the false interpretation of Constitutional Church-State separation.
Because the Bible-guided morality and social virtues are the foundation of the individual freedoms and the peaceful competition among remarkably diverse national religious and secular communities, the individual freedoms are suppressed, and the competition becomes violent.
The Rabbis (and Priests) must get involved and help in saving the Judeo-Christian America. They must teach in religious education the true Bible-guide public social morality that disavows the government indoctrination. The Rabbis (and Priests) should become the true teachers – not in the name only.
The Jewish religious education should include the following:
@ The application of the God-given Ten Commandments to constantly changing public-life circumstances,
@ The Individual Freedoms in the image and likeness of God the Creator,
@ The God-guided tasks of the Chosen People for making the world a better place for everybody, and making it in collaboration with everybody,
@ The public Torah-guided actions of making the world a better place, of course in addition to the studies and prayers,
@ The Christianity as an application of the Torah guidance to the non-Jewish people,
@ The people of Judaism as the older brothers of the people of Christianity,
@ The Ten-Commandments morality of the economics – from the ancient times to the economics of Western Judeo-Christian world,
Judaism and Christianity should guide the people to build the God’s world in our nation – not in the Heavens.