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

If you want to contact me, email is best: lacraig1@sbcglobal.net

Thank you.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

if Obama succeeds

if Obama succeeds

Greetings!
A reader today was harsh in his criticism of the Tea Party.  I think he misunderstands the intentions and thinking of the Tea Party. 
Very basically, the Democratic Party agenda is to offer a significant government benefit to a particular group of people.  It could be Hispanics, the unemployed, women, minorities, minimum wage workers, gays, the poor, etc.  It doesn’t matter what it costs, how it will be paid for, or how it affects everything else.  That group now becomes a loyal Democratic voter, because they want that one thing.
By the time President Obama’s second term is over, our country will have gone from $10 trillion dollars in debt to about $20 trillion.  Our economy can easily collapse.  You just can’t keep borrowing and printing money.
If your spouse had a spending problem and maxed out all the credit cards, you would certainly not let them open another one.  You know that at some point you will have to pay them off or declare bankruptcy.  This is where our country is at right now. 
If Obama ‘succeeds,’ half the country will have parttime jobs.  The economy will be in the tank as the people who are working fulltime will pay so much more for their health insurance that they will not be spending money on things beyond the necessities.  The government will consume so much money out of the economy that only government employees will have a decent lifestyle.  The rest of us will be scrimping along.  The dollar will keep shrinking in value.  More and more people will be relying on the government for support, and the government will just have to keep borrowing and printing money to give to them, because there isn’t enough money to pay for all their needs.
The American Dream will be officially dead.
Thank you.

Larry Craig

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