where religion and politics meet

Everyone has a worldview. A worldview is what one believes about life: what is true, what is false, what is right, what is wrong, what are the rules, are there any rules, what is the meaning of life, what is important, what is not.

If a worldview includes a god/God, it is called a religion. If a bunch of people have the same religion, they give it a name.

Countries also have a worldview, a way of looking at life that directs government policies and laws and that contributes significantly to the culture. Ours used to be Christianity. Now it is secularism, which is practical atheism.

Some of us are trying to engage the government, the culture, and the people who live here to see life again from a Christian perspective and to show how secularism is both inadequate and just plain wrong.

A religion is not a culture, though it creates one. It is not what you prefer, like your taste in music or your favorite movie. It is what you believe to be true. Because it deals with things like God, much of its contents is not subject to the scientific method, but the reasons why one chooses to believe in God or a particular religion certainly demand serious investigation and critical thinking.

Every human being has the duty to search for and learn the truth about life. Education and science used to be valuable tools in this search, but science has chosen to answer the foundational questions without accepting the possibility of any supernatural causes, and education no longer considers the search to be necessary or worthwhile.

poligion: 1) the proper synthesis of religion and politics 2) the realization, belief, or position that politics and religion cannot be separated or compartmentalized, that a person’s religion invariably affects one’s political decisions and that political decisions invariably stem from one’s worldview, which is what a religion is.

If you are new to this site, I would encourage you to browse through the older articles. They deal with a lot of the more basic issues,

For now I want to focus my writing now articles specifically addressed to Christians. So most of my new posts will be on my other website listed below. I will continue to write and post short responses to newspaper columns and letters and even other articles as the inspiration hits me.

Visit my other websites theimportanceofhealing blogspot.com where I talk about healing and my book of the same name and LarrysBibleStudies.blogspot.com where I am posting all my other Bible studies. Follow this link to my videos on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb-RztuRKdCEQzgbhp52dCw

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Thank you.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

An Open Letter to the Republicans in Congress

An Open Letter to the Republicans in Congress

There is one thing that you need to do to do right by our country and save your butts at the same time.  I will get to that in a minute.

The biggest problem facing our country right now is our federal debt.  The second biggest is Obamacare.  Now I don’t mean this in the absolute sense.  If your basement were filling with sewer water, while you would never say your basement is more important than your spouse or your children, right now your basement would be the most important thing in your world.

If President Obama finishes his complete term in office, our debt will be around 20 trillion dollars.  The Federal Reserve is essentially printing  money as fast as it can, which makes all the money we already have worth less, our checking accounts, our savings accounts, and our paychecks. 

As our dollar devalues, the price of imports increases, since, of course, “we don’t make anything here anymore.

We are dependent on several foreign countries to buy our debt, and that dependency allows them to have too much influence on our foreign policy, as we are afraid they will cash in our debt.

There is also movement among some countries to replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, and that will collapse our economy a lot more than what happened in 2008.  That will make 2008 look good by comparison.

You are not educating the American public about what is happening here or what is at stake.  The media is not helping here, but I have a proposal below.

There are two reasons why Obamacare must be stopped, and not that old line we keep hearing from you that the American people don’t want it.  When the media plays that tune, they can quickly show an interview with somebody who loves it.

The first reason is that the government will now subsidize health insurance premiums for millions of Americans.  They don’t want to talk about how many, but within a few years, I have no doubt the number would easily reach 30 million people and keep increasing, much like how the food stamp program has mushroomed under Obama.

Obamacare involves a major expansion of our government when it is already crushing us with its debt. So with debt destroying our country, they want to spend billions more each year on a new government program.

The second reason is that it will create another huge class of people who will now be depending on the government just to get by.

So the current trend in our country is fewer people working for less money and fewer hours to support more and more people who are dependent on the government.

We have the debt ceiling crisis now, and if we default, you may get the blame, because the message is not getting out.  Raising the debt ceiling without funding Obamacare will certainly put Obama as being responsible for a default, but the media won’t help you.

So what do we have to do?

Three things.

At some point, now is probably too soon, you have to declare that after such and such date, there will be no more debt ceiling increases. 

And then you need to declare that apart from World War 3, another Pearl Harbor or 9/11, the only major business the House will conduct is how to shrink our budget.  No immigration, no gun control, nothing.  This is the most important thing you can do.

Then you need to sell to the public what is wrong with this debt.  Just to say that every person owes so much means nothing.  To say that our grandchildren are saddled with this debt means nothing. 

You have to tell them how the government is stealing their money, making it worthless, and driving their standard of living into the toilet, unless, of course, you work for the government.  You need to tell them how paying for government sucks money out of the economy.  They will tell you that government employees pay taxes too and buy things that help the economy, but they are using your money to do it.  A government employee is like supporting a neighbor down the block as well as your family.  Another mouth to feed.  So how does that help you buy the things you want?

Without these three things, our economy will collapse, and if it doesn’t collapse before the next election, you may face a real hard time because you won’t have the media telling the whole story. 

This is the only way you can get the story out.  Don’t give the media any other stories, and solicit public input on where we need to cut.

You have had control of the House for 2 ½ years, and spending hasn’t really changed.  This is your last chance.  That was why you were elected.

Thank you. 

Larry Craig






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