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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Monday, September 1, 2014

Solving Public Problems with Government Programs

I agree with your editorial that our country has a lot of serious problems.  But I believe there is an elephant in the room that we have been told over and over again to ignore.
And because we ignore the elephant, we rely more and more on programs and government spending to solve problems which the elephant is quite good at solving without all the public expense, which by the way we can no longer afford.
The elephant is the two parent family, fathers and mothers raising their children together.  80% of black children are born to single parents, and single parenthood is the single most important factor in a child growing up in poverty.  Children in single parent households get in trouble more often and do worse in school more often as well.
We see the value of mentoring programs, but that is just substitute fathering.
All the answers that people put forward to solving race problems, school problems, crime problems, poverty problems involve spending money.  The city is broke; the state is broke; the federal government is broke.

We have tried to run our country without the benefit of religion, and what we end up with are the same problems, more of them, and a bankrupt country along with them.

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