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, January 21, 2016

fixing the Chicago Public School fiscal crisis

The answer to the Chicago Public Schools fiscal problem is simple, but nobody wants to talk about it.  The public pension problem in Illinois is unconscionable, irresponsible, and I would contend criminal.  It is like legalizing robbing banks.  It’s still wrong, just legal now.

The State Constitution has to be changed.  It need only remove one sentence to fix the problem, and there is no justification for leaving that one line in there.

As long as I am here, I would like to add that I tried reading your analysis of the whole CPS problem and the proposed solutions, and I had to stop reading.  You, and too many other people, see everything as political posturing, grabs for power, and partisan politics.

That is cynicism at its worst. 

The fact is that Democrats solve fiscal problems by borrowing money and eventually raising taxes.  Republicans in general want to cut spending, so people have more money in their own pockets.  State employees, of course, live under their own rules, where they are promised money that is not there, and the people who have to pay for them are shamed into coughing it up.