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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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Electoral College and why we should keep it

There are two purposes of the Electoral College, which to me demand its retention.  The first is that through the Electoral College, it is the states that elect the President and not individuals.  This way the President represents the whole country and not just a few parts.  I have seen election maps where a candidate won maybe 99% of the counties in a state or the country and the popular vote was very close.  That’s why every state has two Senators, regardless of size.  To represent states equally and not based on their respective populations.
I am a believer in the original use of the Electoral College.  The legislators chose electors, who were not affiliated in any way with the government, and they voted for the person they believed was the best person for that position.  No campaigns, no speeches, no fundraising, no media ads.  They could have chosen a college president, a CEO, a philosopher,a professor, an author, or a talk show host.  Just the best person they thought for the job.  Of course, the person ultimately chosen had to have the majority of all the votes and not just be the highest vote-getter.  The Federalist Papers describes the process in detail.