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

Re: immigration reform

Re: immigration reform

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Senator Dick Durbin

Senator Durbin:

First let me thank you for the work you do for our country.  You have an important job.  You are certainly in my prayers.

Much is said about immigration reform, but little is said about exactly what that means. 

I would like to make a few suggestions:

First of all, all immigration should be halted when our country has high unemployment.  Just how high can be debated in Congress.  Exceptions could be made, say, if there is a known shortage of aerospace engineers, and there are immigrants who want to stay here and become citizens who are also aerospace engineers.

With unemployment so high, not only are they competing against US citizens for jobs, but I’ll bet the government will support them in the meantime.  We are already broke, but we just won’t admit it.  If the prospects for getting a good job are not there, we should not let them in.

Political or religious refugees could be another exception.

Secondly, we must control the borders.  If we have no control over who is entering our country, then we have no control over who is entering our country.  Why should we assume that everyone sneaking into our country only wants a better life for their family?  We know better. 

I know that there is a lot of support for the DREAM ACT, and the motivation in most cases I believe is admirable.  I also believe there won’t be enough support for it until the country knows that illegal immigration is controlled.

Thirdly, I believe some consideration should be given to the likelihood of assimilation into our society and culture.  We may not all agree on what are specifically American values, but I think we can all agree that many values held in the world today are not American. 

We agree in the freedoms of speech and religion, but when that was written, there was a basic consensus of what American values were. 

Thank you again for your work.  I wish you well.

Larry Craig

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