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

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Thank you.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Should we believe in climate change?

The Sun-Times (Dec. 14) and at least one reader (Dec.24) believes that it is important that we elect a President who believes in climate change.  This decision will have long lasting major implications for our country.  Even if our country did everything that these proponents of climate change want, the impact on global temperatures, even by their calculations, would be minimal, yet the costs would be enormous.

Personally, I am skeptical of the whole thing.  Why?  Several reasons, but the first fact we need to understand is that prior to the age of satellites, the very idea of knowing an average global temperature was impossible.  So that means we only have about 60 years of reliable data. 

Yet we know of a number of long periods of cold and warm ‘ages’ lasting hundreds of years, and these were all prior to the industrial age.  I understand that roughly around 800 A.D. to 1200 A.D. there was a warm spell, which allowed the Vikings to sail to the Western hemisphere.  There followed then another period of cold that lasted around another 400 years.   


Sixty years of precise data about a climate that they say has existed for billions of years is not enough to prove a long term trend that requires us to further depress our economy and to spend (borrow) untold billions of dollars on government approved and funded projects that will most likely just profit the insiders with the connections, like with Solyndra, where an Obama donor got billions of dollars for a company that soon went bankrupt.

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