where religion and politics meet

Everybody has a worldview. A worldview is what you believe 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.

Nations have worldviews too, a prevailing way of looking at life that directs government policies and laws and that contributes significantly to the culture. Politics is the outworking of that worldview in public life.

Our country’s worldview used to be Christianity. Now we are told it is and has always been secularism, which is practical atheism. This issue divides our country, but those who disagree are divided as well on how to respond.

Our country could not have been founded as a secular nation, because a secular country could not guarantee freedom of religion. Secular values would be higher than religious ones, and they would supersede them when there was a conflict. Secularism sees religion only as your personal preferences, like your taste in food, music, or movies. It does not see religion, any religion, as being true.

But God, prayer, the Bible, and the Ten Commandments were always important parts of our public life, including our public schools, until 1963, when the court called supreme ruled them unconstitutional, almost 200 years after our nation’s founding.

Our country also did not envision a multitude of different religions co-existing in one place, because the people, and the government, would then be divided on the basic questions of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Our Constitution, which we fought a war to be able to enact, states, among other things, that our government exists for us to form a more perfect union, ensure domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. It could not do this unless it had a clear vision of what it considers to be true, a vision shared with the vast majority of the people in this country.

I want 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.

Because religion deals with things like God, much of its contents is not subject to the scientific method, though the reasons why one chooses to believe in God or a particular religion certainly demand serious investigation, critical thinking, and a hunger for what is true.

Science and education used to be valuable tools in the search for truth, but science has chosen to answer the foundational questions of life without accepting the possibility of any supernatural causes, and education no longer considers the search to be necessary, possible, 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. Many of the newer articles are shorter responses to partiular problems.

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Thank you.

Larry Craig

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The one thing missing in all this discussion about the Syrian refugees

When I read articles about the Syrian refugee crisis, it usually reminds me of the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes.  There is something important here which nobody wants to mention. 
Refugees are not abandoned and abused puppies who will become good pets if given the right home.  Refugees are people whose descendants will become a permanent part of our country, in numbers far greater than that of those who first came here.. 

This latest article in the Sun-Times (December 3) wants us to think of all refugees as simply people who we need to let live in our country.  This is the only way apparently that we can help them.  The author makes no mention of the fact that the refugees in question here are almost all Muslims. 

Many people today find it necessary at this point to ask why this is significant.  People are people who just yearn to live free and go on welfare.  (Sorry.)  No, the real reason why this is important is that Muslims only seem to assimilate to another culture when they are in the smallest minority.  As their numbers reach a critical mass, you will be asked first to accommodate them and later to assimilate to their culture.

In the West, we teach in all our schools now that all cultures are equal.  None is better than another.  So why should we expect anyone to embrace ours? 

But Muslims have been moving to Europe for generations now, and the results are in.  Europe is being torn apart as the two cultures clash, and it is only European culture which is acquiescing.  After all, Europeans (and Americans) are taught to be tolerant.   That is another word for being passive. 

Anyway, the Europe we had come to know and love from our history books and travel, the knights, the castles, and the cathedrals, is looking more and more like a third world country.  Don’t take my word for it.  Go to youtube and watch the countless videos coming out of Europe showing how Muslim migration is changing Europe. 

Our Constitution begins like this:
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of ...

This is what our government is supposed to do for the American people.  We fought a war for the right to have a government that would do these things.


Bringing in thousands of Muslims who will in time become millions into our country will not form a more perfect union, will not insure [sic] domestic tranquility, will not promote the general welfare, and will not secure the blessings of liberty to our children (posterity).