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.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The one thing that could do the most good for our country: a letter to a radio show host

I have been thinking about some of the simplest and most important ways to fix our country.  I have thought of several, but there is one I want to bring to your attention, because you are in the best position to do something about it.

The greatest single hindrance to getting good people in government is that most elections don’t require a majority of votes to win.  If there are three candidates, a person can win with as little as     34 % of the vote.  This is wrong, and everybody would agree it is wrong, but they just don’t connect the dots to see it when it happens.

This practice makes people very reluctant to vote for a third party candidates, because they are afraid of splitting the vote and then someone who the fewest people want wins the election.  This is why Tea Party and Libertarian candidates are running in Republican primaries.  But even there, if there are more than two candidates, someone can win with less than 50 % of the votes, and people are still often afraid to vote their consciences.

If elections required winners to have more than 50 % of the vote, more people would be running, we would have more choices, and more people would vote their consciences. 

The only problem with this is that politicians won’t change this, unless the people demand it.  And that would take a grassroots movement that needs someone to lead the charge.  I can’t think of better people to do this than radio talk show hosts who are also bestselling authors. 


I hope you agree and take up the cause.

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