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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Thursday, May 14, 2015

The answer to all our governments' debts

The Sun-Times inadvertently gave the solution to the whole pension crisis in its editorial today.  But first ask this question?  What does it mean to be bankrupt?  Can a person be bankrupt if he can still get another credit card, or does bankruptcy only begin when nobody else will loan that person any more money?  Isn’t there some point when somebody has to jump in and say, Stop.  You can’t keep borrowing money to pay debts, because you will only have to borrow more money to pay that debt.

The state is broke, the city is broke, the CPS is broke, our Federal Government is broke.  The Times reports that there is a law that municipalities cannot file for bankruptcy.  Are our politicians really that stupid? 

Should we just confiscate everybody’s money to pay for all this?  Just because they have the power to raise taxes doesn’t mean they should.  Enough is enough.  I know certain people in the state made promises, but they made promises with other people’s money and not their own. 


It’s time the public just says, no more.  No more taxes, no more BS.  If you can’t pay your bills with what you have, then declare bankruptcy like the rest of us. 

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