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.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Global warming and snow in May

Global warming and snow in May

Global warming has now become climate change, apparently to draw attention to all kinds of other changes to the weather, usually the more dramatic changes. 
Yet the basic premise behind both is that greenhouse gases, mostly carbon dioxide, which humans exhale and plants inhale (?), trap heat in our atmosphere. 
So it would seem to me that, regardless of however our weather changes, more hurricanes, stronger storms, etc., the one constant should be warmer temperatures, consistently warmer temperatures.  If these greenhouse gases are trapping heat in our atmosphere, then I see no reason for the unusually cold spring we are having this year.  (It was snowing on my way to work yesterday.) 
To say it only would have been colder without the greenhouse gases, I think, is making it clear that we are not dealing with science here.  If everything is a proof of the hypothesis without showing why it does, then we are begging the question and not following the evidence.  If a science experiment only works most of the time, then it is not proving causation but correlation.  It’s the logical fallacy post hoc ergo propter hoc, thinking that because one event follows another, the first event caused the second.

No explanation is given why greenhouse gases that trap heat would cause wild fluctuations in the weather.  Are wild fluctuations only a recent phenomena? 

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