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:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb-RztuRKdCEQzgbhp52dCw

If you want to contact me, email is best: lacraig1@sbcglobal.net

Thank you.

Friday, November 6, 2015

A Christian's Responsibility to Immigrants, Migrants, and Refugees: A response to an editorial

Should Christians take their kid’s college fund and give it to homeless people?  Should Christians move entire neighborhoods of people from high crime, low income areas to their suburbs so these people will have better schools and a safer place to live?

Yes, America has always been known for being welcoming to immigrants, but we never in our past accepted people just because they wanted to come here.  People were routinely refused admittance if they were illiterate, immoral, subversive, sick, or liable to being dependent on the government.  Now, whether with the illegal immigrants or the new migrants, we are being told to just take them all, no questions asked.

The West’s elaborate and generous welfare system did not exist when we had the mass migrations of the early 1900s.  Before we sent most of our good paying jobs overseas, an increase in population increased demand, and there were always plenty of good jobs for people. 

Now we have the lowest labor participation rates since maybe before World War 2.  We have record numbers of people on food stamps and welfare, and the American dream of children living better than their parents or families where mothers stay home to raise their children are unrealistic for most people.

This mass migration of people to Europe are not all Syrian refugees fleeing war.  They come from throughout the Muslim world, and they want to go to Germany and Sweden primarily, because Germany and Sweden have the best welfare benefits.  Go to youtube and watch all the videos coming from Europe about how things are going there since they have been accepting millions of immigrants, migrants, and refugees from Africa and Asia. 

Sweden is now the rape capital of the world.  Women regularly dye their blond hair black in the hopes they will less likely be a victim.  Where Islam couldn’t defeat Europe and the West in war, they have settled for doing it more slowly by demographics, replacing an aging white population with young Muslims. 


If we were winning them to Christ in the West, this could be an ideal way to win the Muslim world.  They would make the best missionaries to go back.  But we are not.  There are more and more people who are seeing the decline and rapidly approaching death of the West through bankruptcy and demographics.  We no longer know what Western civilization was built on. 

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