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, March 24, 2015

Talk show host response and mine on how to fix America

Thanks for the email. I actually believe that one of the best ways to get good people to run is if we were to have term limits.  I also think that immediate transparency regarding contributions would be most helpful.  Too often the incumbent enjoys too many spoils and has a vested interested in winning at all cost!

My response:

Term limits can remove all the rotten, corrupt, and subversive elements in our government, but it also removes everybody else as well.  It took William Wilberforce 30 years to end slavery in England.  It’s a bit like gun control.  Some people misuse guns, so let’s take them away from everybody.

It would still keep the two party system, which means that the Tea Party still has to run as Republicans, and independents won’t run, because they only split the vote and the party/candidate that nobody wants wins with less than a majority vote.

Transparency is helpful, but we read all the time of certain large contributions made to certain politicians.  We know who made them, and so what?  Are you going to ban them from contributing?  Good candidates also get contributions.  Some conservative business owners got hell and boycotts from some activists, because they didn’t like the cause that was contributed to.  So it works both ways.  Besides, the incumbents have the Party backing, which is usually enough to win anyway.