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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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Difference between Public and Private Sector Jobs

Jesse Jackson lamented the loss of public service jobs, because they were high-paying jobs that many minorities were able to get (June 2).

But there is one difference between public and private sector jobs that we must never forget.  Private sector jobs are paid for through the profits that a company makes.  Public sector jobs are paid for by us.

Say, for example, we have a society of 1000 people, and everyone made a $1000 a week.  There is no government, so this is what their take-home pay is.

They decide to have a government, so they enlist 200 people to run it.  They want the best and brightest, so they pay them $1200 a week.  So that’s $240,000 a week to run the government just in payroll.

If everybody paid at the same tax rate, it would take 23% of their paychecks to pay for the government payroll alone.  So where their take-home pay was $1000 a week before, it is now $770.  The public sector employees would take home $924. 

So the smaller the government, the more money that people get to keep of what they make. 
Government jobs are good for those who have them, but they are a burden on everyone else, so government must be as small as possible if it is to benefit us, just like you don’t want to pay more for a car or an appliance than you have to.

Our focus should be on bringing American jobs back to the States.  When we made all of our own stuff, we had jobs for everyone.  We need to admit that we were wrong on free trade.  A country has a responsibility to provide jobs for its own people.