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:

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Thank you.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Immigration reform - briefly

Immigration reform - briefly

If we want to reform immigration, we first need to agree on what we want from immigration.  Immigration is a privilege and not a right.  And we have far more people who want to come here than we can possibly accommodate.

So what do we want?

We tell the public that we want the entrepreneur spirit of people who can’t wait to start their own businesses.  We may then add that there are a lot of low end jobs here that nobody else wants.

We tell others privately that we need more taxpayers and younger people to fund our aging population.  We just aren’t reproducing like we used to.

And the Democrats tell each other how they got a lock on the vote of any new immigrant because they are almost all minorities.

Our current system favors number 3.  Our current system gives preference to reuniting families.  That means that even if we get the engineer son, we get the rest of the family as well, the aged, the sick, and the lazy.  If I were the immigrant, there would be two disabled and a number of elderly as part of the deal. 

So instead of getting a younger, smarter, independent demographic, we just get more of the same that we already have.  Where we need workers who pay taxes and people to create jobs, we get just as many people who will probably need support.  So we gain nothing overall.  More revenues but more expenses.

We need to go back to the old system where we stressed job skills and what people have to offer.



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