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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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Old school

Old school

What I call old-school is a way of looking at life.  Everybody has what you could call a philosophical framework for how they view life, a worldview.  Few people think them through.  They go through life picking up pieces as they go, but when they put the pieces together, they often don’t fit well.
Our country used to be based on Christian principles.  It was believed that the Bible was the basic instruction manual given by God as to how this thing called life worked.  Our government and society were built on Christian principles. 
The family was recognized as the foundational unit of society.  Men and women joined together for life to raise the next generation.  Back in the 70s with the introduction of birth control pills and abortion and the mainstreaming of moral relativism, sex became cheap, marriages were devalued, and children became disposable.  They were not seen as gifts from God, but expensive life choices.
Women were told that it was more important and more fulfilling to get jobs than to have families.  Even when they had families, they were told they needed to have jobs to be fully a human being.  Being a homemaker was essentially degraded. 
Women have been lied to, and many of them have bought the lie.  There is no higher calling or gift than being a mother, and many women will never know what it is, because they feel the need to go out into the world and prove themselves in some other way. 
Meanwhile, families deteriorate, and children don’t have the upbringing they really need, because their parents spend too much time doing something else than being a parent.


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