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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Friday, July 17, 2015

gay marriage again - a response to a letter in the paper

The issue of gay marriage is far from settled, just like the issue of abortion wasn’t settled by a Supreme Court decision either.

The issue isn’t about who you love or whether you were born a certain way.  The issue is children, whether a child has a right to a mother and a father. 

Whether you believe in God or evolution, they both ended up at the same place.  It takes a man and a woman to create a child.  The Bible talks a lot about the roles of both parents.  Without a Bible, we have no idea of how things are supposed to be.  We all have opinions but no one to tell us if one is right or wrong.

With gay marriage, people want to remove a mother or a father from a child’s life and call it good, no, just as good, in fact equal, to a family with both natural parents.  It’s true that children often grow up without one or both of their natural parents, but nobody has been calling that good or just as good as if the child had both parents. But with gay marriage they want to call it equal.

Who has the right or who gave anyone the right to take one or both of a child’s parents from them and then try to tell them that they didn’t really need them, that this arrangement is just as good?


This trend has been a long time coming, with surrogate mothers, sperm donors, and the normalization of single mothers.  But up until now, nobody has been calling them equal to the natural family.  Gay marriage is that next step, and it is one step too far.

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