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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Thank you.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

political beliefs

political beliefs

Daily Herald
Letter to the Editor

Greetings!
You had a leading story Saturday about the Republican Party’s rejection of Susanne Atanus because of her beliefs on a number of issues.  I am hoping that you might offer the same service for the Democratic Party for the sake of equality and fairness. 
I can help out here a little by offering a list of some of their more prominent beliefs.

Money grows on trees.  (You might have to be older to appreciate this one.)
You can spend money you don’t have if it’s for a worthy cause, like buying votes.
You can borrow money forever and never have to pay it back.  Pay a credit card with a credit card.
The world’s largest economy can run indefinitely on borrowed money.
Government can control the economy.
You can create prosperity by spending borrowed money.
There will always be enough people to lend money to our government.
Being in debt to other nations could never adversely affect our foreign policy.
You can create wealth and jobs by printing money.
You can boost the economy by taking money from one person and giving it to another.
You can lift up the poor by tearing down the rich.
You can reduce poverty by making employers pay their help more.
Government can solve every problem by making laws or spending money on it.
You can stop people from killing each other by banning certain weapons. 
You can protect people from being killed by banning guns from certain places.  (On a side note, my company just banned any and all kinds of weaponry from our place of business, yet I work there every day with 12 inch knives.)
You can eliminate hate by making laws against expressing it.
You can unite a nation by regarding everyone as part of a competing group. 

Most of these beliefs make me want to just laugh out loud, but then I remember that these people are running our country.  I get scared thinking that they don’t know what they are doing.  Then I get a scarier thought.  What if they do?
Thank you

Larry Craig

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