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.

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Thank you.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Gay Marriage: the big issue

Gay Marriage: the big issue

We have heard it said many times that it is all about the children.  When considering whether gay marriage should be legalized, in other words, normalized, mainstreamed, we have to ask about the children.

We can’t assume that gay couples would only seek to adopt; many of them will want their own children, from birth.

As a consequence, we as a society will be encouraging and facilitating arrangements where biological mothers and fathers will not be the primary child raisers of their own children.  We do this in some measure already with sperm donors and surrogate mothers, but this would break new ground in that we as a society will no longer consider children being raised by their natural mother and father as in the best interests of the child.

It’s one thing to accept gay couples as adoptive parents, where something is better than nothing. 
And often single people raise children due to a number of different circumstances, none of which we would consider ideal.

But now we will be codifying the concept that biological fathers and mothers are not important to a child’s wellbeing, where we will be intentionally eliminating one of them from a child’s future.

This is the line that we should not cross. 

We have civil unions to accommodate most of the practical needs that gay couples encounter, but giving these relationships the status of marriage will redefine parenting that is not in the best interests of the children.  It’s one thing to make-do when things go wrong, due to death, illness, or divorce, but to make it our first choice is simply wrong.

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