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.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Taking in Refugees

The Sun-Times (Nov. 22) printed a long opinion piece that tried to make the case for accepting the Syrian refugees.  Turning the page in that same paper, we read that there are 55,000,000 refugees in the world today. 

So why the insistence on taking Syrian refugees?  Why the insistence on taking Muslim refugees?

These refugees are fleeing a civil war.  Christians are being driven out of Muslim lands, being tortured, crucified, beheaded by ISIS, risking imprisonment in other Muslim countries for the slightest or trumped up offenses.

They won’t go to these refugee camps, because they fear for their safety there.

Europe has been taking Muslims for years now, and it is about to break apart from the social division and unrest.  Watch some of the countless videos from Europe on youtube. 

Have we forgotten the purpose of our government?
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, . . . , insure domestic Tranquility, . . . , promote the general Welfare, ….


This government is hellbent on doing everything possible to divide our nation, insure unrest and discord, and promote the welfare of everybody else over its own people.

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