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, May 19, 2015

what is needed for a successful third party

There is only one thing that prevents the success of a third party, and it is easily fixable.  Most elections that have more than two candidates do not require the winner to have more than 50% of the votes to win.  This is wrong, and everybody will agree that it is wrong.  But nobody who has a public voice is saying anything about it.

To change this, you don’t want to mention that this is needed so we can have a third party.  That would only prolong the process and create opposition.  You just want to focus on how undemocratic it is that somebody can win an election without a majority of the votes.

The only legitimate criticism of changing the current system is that it would require a runoff, which is expensive.  The solution for that is that on the ballot, after you vote for the person you want, the next item asks: if the person you voted for receives too few votes, who would be your second choice?  

This would shift all those ‘wasted’ votes to the candidate whose votes were split and give us a true winner.

That’s it.  That’s all it takes to launch a successful third party.

How do we change it?  The best way would be for a public figure who has a very large audience to keep pushing for it and telling that audience who they should call or write about it.  He could even write a book about it.