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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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

what we need to learn from Martin Luther King

On Martin Luther King Day, the Herald had a front page article about King, prominently displaying a quote from him, essentially saying that only love can drive out hate.

We honor Rev. King with a holiday, but do we actually listen to the things he said?  He certainly said far more than just this one quote, but this short sentence summarizes his whole message very well.  We need to learn to love each other.

But where will we learn to do that?  Not in our schools.  They only teach tolerance, which means to put up with or to ignore each other. 

The only places I know that teach love in the way Rev. King admonished is the Bible or in churches.  It is the Bible that teaches us to love our neighbors.  And it was Jesus who taught us to love even our enemies. 

We are told that our nation was founded as a secular nation, but they are wrong.  The Founders wanted the Bible taught in public schools, because they knew that only a moral people could be a free people.  Unless a people willingly did what was right and was morally restrained from doing evil, only then would or could the government remain small.

A small government is essential to the prosperity of a people, because unless the people willingly did what was right and was self-constrained from doing evil, the government would have to grow exponentially to try to control evil, regulate our lives, and to punish wrongdoing.