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, May 20, 2014

If children grew on trees

If children grew on trees

If children grew on trees, there never would have been such a thing as marriage.  Women would just be lifelong sex slaves of the men and servants.  
Of course, after everybody started dying off from incurable venereal diseases, they may have rethought the whole thing and maybe put some rules into place.
It was Christianity and Judaism which ennobled marriage, teaching husbands to love and cherish their wives and to cherish and train their children.
Whether you believe that God designed the whole thing or evolution (natural causes) put this thing called life together, both ended at the same place: it takes a man and a woman to create new life.  And by implication, the mother and father together are what it takes to raise the child right.  They don’t always succeed, but this is how the system was designed and overall is the best plan available.  You may not want to use the word ‘design’ in describing evolution, but let’s just say that through trial and error, this is what evolution has come up with, fathers and mothers.
Now in the space of a few short years, we as a society have decided to change the whole program and say that children don’t need their mothers and fathers.  We can and will intentionally separate one out of the equation and declare this is just as good as if we had left the one in.
When we have programs for troubled youth, we talk about giving them role models, yet when it comes to gay marriage, we say it doesn’t matter.  Two men can raise a young woman, and two women can raise a young man, and role models are no longer important. 
We are conducting social experiments on our children, and it will take a generation before we will get meaningful results.  Personally, I don’t think this is fair to our children.


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