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,

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

how should immigration affect a country's culture

my response to the talk show host's question the changes that immigration has on a nation

Immigration always changes American culture.   The problem is that these changes are different from in the past, because we are divided as a nation as to what American culture is.  We used to teach the Bible in our schools, and our nation embraced the values of love thy neighbor, compassion, helping people in need, mercy, kindness, forgiveness, giving, sacrifice, honesty, integrity, hard work, responsibility, respect, courage, self-control, discipline, humility, trust, honesty, loyalty, faithfulness, patience, saving yourself for marriage, not having children out of wedlock, and working through hard marriages rather than breaking up a family.
Now the moral consensus, at least in public, has been reduced to the lowest common denominators: tolerance, equality, fairness, and diversity.  This means that there is no American culture for an immigrant to adopt, but our country must try to adapt to their culture.
I contend that the battle must first be over our country’s values.  Where we were taught to love our neighbors, now we are taught merely to tolerate them, which is another way of saying ignore them.  Is this how we want our people to live? 
Diversity just means we are encouraging people to have less in common with each other, and how can we then be united as a nation?  A house divided cannot stand, Some Famous Person once said.

Equality has come to mean that we hold back our greatest achievers so that everybody else doesn’t feel bad.  Is this what we want for our nation?

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