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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Thank you.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


A radio talk show host with strong political views asked the question as part of a contest whether there is any chance of working within the Democratic Party.  My answer follows:

There is no chance of working within the Democratic Party.  The Democrats run under the basic assumption that the government has the ability and the responsibility to solve every problem.  This requires micromanagement of every part of our lives plus massive amounts of money to run a program that addresses that problem. 

As part of their policy, they try to identify different demographics in our country and think of something that the government can give them that would win their support.  Once given, these things can never be taken away.  Where rights used to be things that you could do without the government hindering you, rights now have become things that you are entitled to that the government is required to see that you have.

They don’t view the country as a whole and ask what is best for the country.  They view the country as different parts with different needs so that meeting the needs of the one part could create new needs for the other parts.  The government would then have reason for another program to deal with those needs.

There are, however, a few demographics that do not need government assistance but actually do require some government control.  Those are white, male, and Christian.

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