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

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Thank you.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Employer and employee rights

Employer and employee rights

Politics is all about framing the issues, the choice of words.  If Hobby Lobby were choosing their employees’ birth control, that would be wrong.  They are only contesting whether they should be paying for them, at least some of them.  They are not taking anything away from their employees.  These employees were quite content to work for them before the government starting telling employers more things that they have to do and giving people new rights that they never had before.
My wife and I paid for our birth control.  We never expected that anyone should pay for it for us.  I have union insurance, which was always considered good insurance, but birth control was never a part of the plan as far as I can recall.  Haven’t look recently. 
There was a good article I read recently that asked the question, if something is a right, does that mean that the government should provide it for us?  Using the Second Amendment as a test case to answer the question, if I have a right to keep and bear arms, does that mean that the government should provide me with a gun?  If the answer is no, then should the government see that women are provided with free contraceptives if they have the right to use them?

I had a job once that I left because the health insurance was getting worse.  I had had cancer, and the rates were rapidly climbing with higher deductibles.  Nobody would have thought that my employer had to provide a certain level of insurance to me.  They did what they could.

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