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.

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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).

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