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

If you want to contact me, email is best: lacraig1@sbcglobal.net

Thank you.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Who is really trying to buy the election?

Who is really trying to buy the election?
Letter to the editor

Rauner has been criticized a lot, because he spent a lot of his own money to pay for campaign ads.  He has been accused of trying to buy the election.  Yet Democrat incumbents, like Quinn, try to buy the election as well.  They just use your money.  They don’t have to ask for it, and they don’t have to report it as a campaign contribution. 
Instead of an ad, they start a government program.  It doesn’t matter that they are $7 billion behind in unpaid bills.  It doesn’t matter that they are $100 billion in debt.  All that matters is that they are seen as the compassionate do-gooders for a society that is increasingly unable to take care of itself.  It doesn’t matter either that all this government dependency is a direct result of their own policies going back for decades. 
As they spend more of your money that they don’t already have, they will keep finding ways to get more of that money, so that you have less and less of your own money and more and more people find the need for government assistance.  The new American dream: a government assisted life from the cradle to the grave.

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