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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Monday, June 29, 2015

One More Look at Obamacare

A lot of people are praising Obama and Obamacare for providing them with health insurance at an affordable price.  What we must not forget is that other people are paying for that insurance or at least paying the interest on the borrowed money that is paying for that insurance. 

The best and cheapest insurance has always been employer provided group insurance plans.  But our government sent millions of those jobs overseas through their free trade agreements and high corporate tax rates.  And many companies that have remained here find their insurance costs exploding from ever increasing government mandates.

So Obamacare is a government fix to a government created problem.  And, like bad medicine, it tries fix one problem but creates more and worse problems.

The party that gave us that fix has now locked up several million people as lifetime voters, because they are dependent on the government for their health insurance.  Watch for this pattern in all new government programs.  The government will offer a benefit to a group of people, and it doesn’t matter what it costs, how it will be paid for, or what effect it has on everything else.  The party in power has now locked up their votes for life.

The loss of jobs creates demands for government money, which means higher taxes and interest costs for borrowed money.  The higher insurance costs for everybody else dampens the economy by taking billions of dollars out of people’s pockets. 

If you want the government to help you, the economy, and the American people, tell them to bring these jobs back home.